A worldview is a perspective on which we organize and base our lives. A worldview involves all aspects of our lives, such as life, death, values, emotions, morals, education, work, etc. It is also described as a “filter or lens from which one sees and interprets the world and all that it represents, (Weider & Gutierrez, 2013). A worldview is a set of morals and beliefs in which we base our decision-making skills on.
There are five fundamental questions that can be asked to determine a person’s worldview; these questions can be answered based on a biblical/Christian worldview. The first is the question of origin, this explains such topic as how did life begin, and how did humans come to exist. The biblical worldview says that “everything that exists, including humans, is the result of God,” (Weider & Gutierrez, 2013). This can be ...view middle of the document...
The biblical worldview says “the purpose of mankind is to know God,” (Weider & Gutierrez, 2013). Acts 17:27 and Romans 8:1. The fourth question is the question of morality, this answers such questions as what is considered right and wrong in the world. Most people answer this question through their religious texts. Several scriptures such as Romans 13:8-10 and James 4:17 are excellent examples of morality. The last question is the question of destiny; this means what will happen after death. The biblical worldview says that there are “two eternal states for all human beings: Heaven and Hell,” (Weider & Gutierrez, 2013). Revelation 21:1-27 and Matthew 25:41 are scriptures that support this worldview. These five questions are can be asked and answered to help determine a person’s biblical/Christian worldview.
My biblical worldview should influence how I treat and speak to others on a daily basis. Ephesians 4:32 says “be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” I strive each day to treat others the way I want to be treated. I encourage myself and others to treat people with consideration and respect. My biblical worldview should also influence how I treat and interact with the environment around me. Genesis 1:26 says “let us make man in our imagine, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.” I believe this is saying that we need to treat the environment with respect because God created everything, from the air we breathe to the ground we stand on. By treating the environment with consideration and respect we are showing respect to God.
Weider, L., & Gutierrez, B. (2013). Consider (pp. 64-75). Virginia Beach, Virginia: Academx