It is important for one to have an important worldview. The choices about how we live and from where we draw our qualities and our feeling of importance and reason in life. “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.” Romans 12:2 (KJ). II. The Christian/Biblical worldview of the origin of man is laid out in the book of Genesis.
Polytheistic religion creates an ideology of coexistence, given the fact that everything has a soul. Hence, the outlook and respect for all life is an extremely different approach than we see in monotheism. From this, one can observe that many of today’s complex and urgent environmental issues stem from the cultural norms created from monotheistic religion. It is essential to first address where the notion of human domination comes from. Looking to the Bible – specifically in Genesis – God says, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground” (CITE).
Quantitative versus qualitative changes Why draw the bible into these controversies? The bible is the inerrant word of God that shapes and governs the world we live in and around us. It is the road map that guides 1|Gerald Ngaruiya - 22.10.2012 Christians and generations. While the bible in itself is not contradictory, it offers deep insights into the way these controversies are viewed. EXAMINING THE CONTROVERSIES Nature vs Nurture This controversy draws in questions of whether it‟s the genetic factors (nature) or environmental experiences (nurture) that shape the development of children through adulthood.
Nature vs Nurture There has always been controversy over whether inherited genes or the environment influences and affects our intelligence, development, behavior, personality, and ability more then the other. This debate is recognized as nature verses nurture. Sure heredity gives us our physical traits like hair, height, eye color, etc, but the environment plays a greater role in shaping someone’s personality. From personal experience, I believe that nurture has made a bigger impact in my personality then nature. I refuse to believe that people are born with a personality; it all lies with ones up bringing and experiences.
Well, as a Christian I had a pretty good knowledge of what to expect from reading Romans one through eight. The topics affect my Worldview in a good way to know that God is the creator of the natural world, also Our identity comes from Him because we were born in His image, how human relationships are always difficult to comprehend because of our sinful nature, and to know that God our creator does not judge one based on his or her race, which corresponds to their culture, yet He judges us about our faith. The topics has strengthened my Worldview more, and they show me how my worldview is different from non-believers because my Worldview reflects on the word of
This evidence is consistent with Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Paul eluded to this when he said that God’s invisible qualities, eternal power, and divine nature is clearly seen, being understood by what has been made, so that men are without excuse (Rom.1:20). Therefore, we are to worship the Creator and not the creation (1:25). But fallen man do not give God the honor and glory for all the beauty and order He designed in His wonderful universe He created.
Nature vs Nurture Describe what the nature vs nurture debate is and say what you think has been the most important aspect for upbringing The term ‘Nature’ means what we genetically inherit for example eye colour, hair colour, skin colour etc. and the term ‘Nurture’ means how the environment influences us physically and mentally, for example, peer groups, media, education etc. However, there is a huge debate regarding both nature and nurture. Many people, especially scientists, suspected that nature influences our behaviour and lifestyle more than nurture. This is because there are many factors that are believed to be inherited by our parents such as intelligence and addictions.
They also believe that genetic modification is almost like playing Gods role, which is seen as disrespectful to God. They also believe that there are some faults with the world and people because the world can’t be perfect as only heaven is perfect, so trying to play God role. They also believe that embryo research is just like abortion and because they don’t believe in abortion they will not allow genetic research! Some Muslims also believe that scientists that try to make life from the stem-cells is playing God which is something that is serious and can’t be forgiven for a Muslim to do it
However, the athiest idea “if it makes you feel good, then its good” isn’t very good advice. In conclusion, many scientist are now admiting to the intelligent design of our planet coming from a higher power. The prophecies in scripture that predate the advancement in technology. My life has changed through research and studying scripture. I have a better understanding of life’s purpose, its meaning, and the characteristics of my Lord.
Nature vs. Nurture Over the years, there has been a lot of controversy on whether or not genes that we inherit affect us and how we live, or if it is the environment that we have been raised in. There are many different reasons for why one is more correct than that other. But, all of the reasons can be backed up with very good evidence and reasoning. Personality, development, intelligence, behavior and ability to do certain things make us the individuals that we are. But what influences those things?