Correlation of Christian Life and Biblical Worldview
The term worldview is defined as a person’s philosophical view of the world around them. A worldview is a person’s perspective on everyday topics about life, death, art, science, faith, learning, work, money, values, and morals (Weider, 2014). Most people do not consciously think about the term, worldview. Most people fail to comprehend, that the various conflicts within their daily routine are dependent upon having a worldview. A worldview takes into account a person’s background, and how that person makes decisions. The way a person makes decisions, solely relies on the individual’s methods to viewing the world.
The Question of Origin
The question of origin answers how everything exists, because God made it. John 1:3, “All things came into being through Him” (NLT). The biblical world view describes that God is the reason for all creation. “Didn’t my hands make both heaven and earth?” (Acts 7:50, NLT).
The Question of Identity
The identity placed on mankind was single handely determined by God. Genesis 1:27 states, God created male and female from his own image (NLT). Genesis 1:30, states that God created all living creatures (NLT). Within God’s creation, mankind interprets as being superior over animals, but less superior to the angels in the heavens (Hebrews 2:7-9, NLT). The superiority of mankind exists, it is the duty of mankind to look after the animals. According to Genesis 9:2, I have placed them in your power (NLT).
The Question of Meaning or Purpose.
Mankind has one purpose, recognizing God as their creator. Ephesians 3:15 states, “the creator of everything in heaven and on earth” (NLT). Christianity establishes for humanity to bond a relationship with not only God, but with Jesus Christ. John 1:18 states, although no one has seen the face of God, Jesus the son of God, is the closest relationship to the father (NLT).
The Question of Morality
In simplest terms, Morality, is a “distinction between right and wrong or good and bad behavior” (Morality, n.d.). Christians have the basis for morality through interpretations of the scripture (2 Timothy 3:16). “The Bible outlines absolute truth, since the word of God came from God himself, there is nothing more perfect or authoritative than the Bible” (Hindson, 2016). Through the use of scripture, the Bible states in Romans 10:11, no disgrace is given to anyone who believes in God (NLT). “Anything in conflict with the truths provided from the bible must be discarded when forming a biblical worldview” (Hindson, 2016). Scripture from the bible describes that man was born sinning (Psalm 51:5). Christians believe salvation can be achieved through the grace of God. “Though grace is offered, faith is also required. To be saved, a person must place their faith in Jesus” (Hindson, 2016).
The Question of Destiny
What happens to a person when we die? The question of destiny answers what happens to our soul after our soul has left our physical body. Ward (1998) states, “What Jesus does for human salvation, in offering his life as a perfect prayer”. Christians believe in the physical places of heaven and hell. Christians believe that accepting God and the body of Christ will result in the soul spending eternal glory in heaven (Revelations 21:1-7). Contrarily, if a person does not accept Christ, the soul will be damned to an eternal life in Hell (Revelations 21:11-15). While we are on the earth, each person has the right to choose either, accepting Christ as one’s personal Savior or not accepting Christ. This choice has an absolute determination in where the soul will reside eternally. In (Ephesians 2:10), Christians believe in performing good works, leading to salvation within Christ. “Good works are seen as the evidence of an internal change of heart”.
How might a biblical worldview influence the way you think about, treat, and speak to others on a daily basis? Most importantly while standing behind a biblical worldview, we are Christians should not pass judgement, shame, or pass prejudice against one another. “Do to others as you would like them to do you” (Luke 6:31, NLT). As a Christian adopting a biblical worldview, it is our duty to love each other, while embracing each individual for the perspectives they view. How might a biblical worldview influence the way you decide on a future career path?
Adopting the biblical worldview, a person would wisely choose a career path that would enable the most good works. It is vitally important not to adopt a secular/sacred divide but embrace the opportunity to set forth in a career that allows us to follow our calling. A career path that allows us to fill the role appointed by Christ, enabling us to help others and continually serve the Lord.
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