Christian Worldview Essay

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CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW Introduction Every individual has a worldview whether they realize it or not. A person’s worldview can be Christian, secular, or a combination of both. To fully understand Christian Worldview it is important to understand what worldview means in general and to also have an idea of what secular worldview means ( The Bible states, “No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon” (Matthew 6:24 KJV). What is a Christian Worldview? Matt Slick describes world view as “a set of presuppositions and beliefs that someone uses to interpret and form opinions about his humanity, purpose in life, duties in the world, responsibilities to family, interpretation of truth, social issues, etc. A Christian should view all these things, and more, guided by the light that is shed upon them by the Bible” (What is and why do). In simple terms, a worldview is the interaction between what we believe about God and how those beliefs affect how we look at and function in the world around us. It is how we make sense of the things that impact everyday life. The beliefs that people hold have a profound affect on how they set priorities, on their sense of right and wrong, decision making, and behavior when interacting with the world around them ( One’s worldview is formed by environment, upbringing, education and the culture one lives in. Worldview is affected by the booksone reads, the type of television one watches and movies one sees. For some, perspective of the world is formed without thought or reason; they simply accept the world around without question never forming an opinion of their own. All people live by faith in something but not all people live by faith

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