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
First, the question of origin; where did we and the world around us come from. According to the biblical/Christian Worldview, the world and everything in it came through the creative making of God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. We find evidence of this through the writings of Moses, the author of Genesis. In chapters 1 and 2, Moses describes how God made the universe and formed man from the dust of the ground. Even the book of John describes Jesus’ involvement in “making” the world (Holy Bible, John 1:10).
Now in previous verses God is creating everything in the earth, but the thing that sets the creation of man apart from this, is being made in His image and having His breath breathed into man. The purpose of life has so many different meanings, and they can be found on just about every page of the bible. According to John 17:3 the whole purpose for life on earth is, “that they may know You, the only true God”(John 17:3, NIV). Ecclesiastes 12:13 has an amazing blunt explanation in the purpose of life, “..Fear God and keep his
Man was created with moral and spiritual capacities, among other things, from God so that we may understand our identity as His creation. “Theists believe that the purpose of mankind is to know God” (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011, p. 60). The Bible, according to Christians, is just one tool through which God speaks to man. In John 17:3 and Leviticus 19:37 we see just a few examples of God’s purpose for mankind. God also has standards for man regarding morality and/or ethics.
The goal of a Christian is to develop a close relationship with God through (Word of God) the ministry of Jesus Christ and by the aid of the Holy Spirit. Jesus is the anointed one from God the Father who came to this world, to fulfill the Old Testament laws and prophecies. Jesus performed miracles which are recorded in the Gospels by the eyewitnesses. Christianity teaches that there is one God, one faith and one baptism; it teaches that God made the universe, the earth and He created Adam and Eve and that God created man in His image, that mean God’s character. That means every person is made in God’s image and likeness.
In detail we will discuss the relationship between inspiration and inerrancy. And then, before concluding this paper we will discuss how the answers to these questions provide structure to how we as Christians should live our lives. To a Christian who has accepted God as their personal Lord and Savior the Bible has authority. The same should not be said for someone who hasn’t made that confession. As a Christian we have accepted that the Bible contains the true Word of God written by apostles who received divine inspiration to guide the recorded works.
Christian Worldview Christopher G. Irwin Liberty University Christian Worldview A worldview mainly comprises of a person’s collection of many presuppositions, values and convictions from which one totally tries to clearly understand and in addition make sense out of this world and life. It is not only an explanation and world’s interpretation but also the continuous application of it to life. The Christian worldview clearly sees and understands God as the Creator and His celebrated creation (man and the world) majorly by use of God's special revelation, mainly the Holy Scriptures, and through His natural revelation as seen in creation. This is clearly interpreted by all human reason and also reconciled by and evidently with Scripture, mainly to elicit beliefs and behaviors in accordance with God's will. This will eventually bring glory to God from one's mind and life, in the present and in eternity.
Part Two: 1. The Question of Origin - This question asks, “Why am I here?”, “How did life begin?”and “Where did I come from.” From a young age we ponder how we came to be, much beyond the scientific explanation of when sperm and egg meet. The bible says that God created everything (Genesis 1:1) and that God created mankind to fellowship with Him. (2 Corinthians 5:15) 2. Question of Identity - This question asks, “Who am I?
Of the idea of God, Dewey said, "it denotes the unity of all ideal ends arousing us to desire and actions.” Jesus Christ had a different belief when it came to the existence of God and the increase of “human good”. Jesus believes that he is the son of God and that he is also God. That view differs from Dewey’s view all together because Dewey believes that that there was not personal God or Christ. “Education” that omits reference to Jesus’ role in this world is not education at all. (John 14:6) Jesus believed that God had communicated truth to all mankind through personal revelation of Himself in Jesus Christ and today Christians believe that God reveals himself through propositional, verbalized revelation of Himself in the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.
In the bible in Genesis 1:1 it is established that life began when God spoke it into existence. Man was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:27) and God made him out of the dust (Genesis 2:7) and woman was created with man’s rib (Genesis 2:22). Christian men and women gain their identity from the word of God in Genesis 1:27 where it tells us that we were created in the image of God. Christians also believe that we were created as God’s handiwork to do good works (Ephesians 2:10). God declared that because man was made in His image, man would rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, livestock and all wild animals and creatures that move on the ground (Genesis 1:26).