I. Part One: What is a worldview?
A worldview is the way in which we structure our thinking about life, death, science, faith, politics, morals and values. A worldview is a person’s core belief and philosophy of life that is used in decision-making. It can also be considered a lens which one looks at the world through.
II. Part Two: What is believed by Biblical/Christian Worldview
Christianity is not a movement of ethical prescriptions or philosophical beliefs that mark humanity’s search for God. The core essentials that compose a Christian’s faith are marked by clear distinctions that separate us from the rest of the world. Christians believe that all that exists was created by God and Genesis 1:1 supports this belief. David states in Psalms 139:13-16 that ...view middle of the document...
Deuteronomy 11:13 speaks of the importance of loving God with all our heart and soul. No other system except Christianity speaks of an intimate, personal relationship between the Creator and humans. Christians believe in the fall of man, which started with Adam and Eve and is discussed in Genesis 3. According to Psalms 51:5, Christians believe that man is born as a sinner and needs someone to save them. They also believe Ephesians 2:8-10 when it states that salvation can only come through faith in Jesus. Christians believe that there are two eternal places for after life experiences. Revelation 21:1-7 describes Heaven as a place where believers go to be in the presence and blessings of God. Revelation 20:11-15 describes punishment in Hell. Having a Christian worldview can also help with evangelism. The Biblical/Christian worldview starts with God. There is a clear line of separation between Christianity and other belief systems because other religions offer teachers and guides, but Christianity offers a savior, Jesus Christ.
III. Part Three: Biblical worldview influence
A Biblical/Christian worldview will influence the way a person thinks about, treats and speaks to others on a daily basis. When a person is in a personal relationship with the one triune God, who is personal and knowable, it changes who they are and how they react to others. Christians believe that the Bible is divinely inspired and preserved and contains perfect instruction and truth to provide them with the source of authority to live out their daily lives more affectively. Having a biblical worldview would influence the way that a person treats or interacts with the environment and non-human creations because when a person believes that everything and everyone is created by God, and then it is all meaningful and has a purpose.