Biblical Worldview Essay

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Biblical Worldview Essay

In Paul’s letters to the church in Rome he discusses several areas in which having a biblical worldview affects. These areas include the natural world, personal identities, relationships between people and the culture in which one lives. In Romans chapters 1-8 the message goes farther than just those areas, it details how one’s salvation through Jesus Christ changes their biblical worldview because they are redeemed from being a slave to their former self and have a new life to live.
Sin entered the world through Adam and Eve when they ate from the tree in the garden (Genesis 3:6). The natural world is sinful as a result of that action, but in Romans not ...view middle of the document...

Paul instructs the church and followers of the church in Rome to not let sin control their mortal bodies, but to offer their entire being to God as “an instrument of righteousness” (Romans 6:13). In offering themselves to God, for his greater purpose for mankind (both Jews and Gentiles alike), their personal identity shows how grace, mercy and forgiveness can change the hearts of thousands.
In Romans, Paul writes about how Jews and Gentiles alike interact with each other and among themselves. He writes in Romans 1:32 that while “they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things, but also approve of those who practice them.” He reminds them that God’s word is known to them, they are not without knowledge, but instead of sharing God’s decree to those that do not, they were condoning the sinful nature of others and participating in those sins with them. Even so much as to gossip, disobey a parent, to be greedy is just as sinful as those that commit adultery and murder. Sin is sin, everyone sins and instead of being condescending and judging those who commit a in theory “greater” sin than their own of passing judgment, one should extend grace and forgiveness and be uplifting, reaffirming that while sin is committed there is redemption from that sin. There is “eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 6:23), all one has to do is repent and turn their back on their sinful nature. As Christians, this is where relationships between other believers is crucial, as an accountability system, but also to help guide us back to God’s loving arms when one does stumble.
Culture plays a crucial role in human nature. It is the cornerstone in many ways to how one perceives the world from infancy on. Through culture one learns traditions,...

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