Worldview Assignment Essay

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Anna Vachon 02/02/2015 Apologetics 104 Worldview Assignment I. What is a worldview? A worldview is a reaction of our heart or internal being. It is our keenness, feeling and will. A worldview is the aggregate system we bring to deciding. A worldview is a channel or a lens in which an individual uses to translate life and their general surroundings. II. How did the existence of life begin? Christians believe that everything that exists, is the result of God. The Bible states in Genesis 1:1, that God created the heavens and the earth in the beginning. 2 Peter 1:21 says that Moses who wrote Genesis while being inspired by the Holy Spirit, says that God is the creator of all living things. Almost all Christian churches teach that God is the trinity and was the major benefactor in the creation of mankind and the universe. What does it mean to be human and are we more important than animals? Christians view God as eternal and that mankind is the special creation of God. The Bible states in Psalm 8:5, that when God created mankind, they were to be above animals and that mankind were ranked slightly lower than the angels. In Genesis 2:15, Man and woman were created in the eyes of God and were given the responsibility to take care of the animals and to rule over them. Why do we exist? The purpose of mankind according to Christianity, is to know God. Deuteronomy 11:13 states that Man is to serve and to love God with all your heart and all your soul. Christianity is a relationship with God, not just following the tenants of a religion. Religion is seen as mans attempt to reach God. Christianity teaches that the Bible is God’s way of trying to reach mankind. John 17:3 says that God wants to have a personal intimate relationship with man through His Son, Jesus Christ. What is right and wrong and how should I live? Right and wrong is based upon God’s holy standard, not

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