Apol 104 Essay
As defined by Dr. Caner and Henson “a worldview is the framework of beliefs by which a person views the world around him” (1). Worldview is our perception of how we see the world, like a “lens” we see through, everyone has a worldview and your perception is dependent upon your beliefs.
The question of origin – We as Christians have the worldview that God is our Creator and everything that we know is a result of God. (Genesis 1:1) Throughout the whole bible God is declared Creator from David (Psalms 139:13) to Isaiah (Isaiah 48), our worldview of origin is reaffirmed in scripture.
The question of identity – We are created in the likeness and image of God, we are image bearers. (Gen 1:27) He …show more content…
The question of destiny – What happens when I die? What is our destiny, where will we end up, these are all questions that are dealt with in the bible. As a Christian I believe in two places after death, Heaven and Hell, Heaven for those who have repented and put their trust in Christ alone and Hell for those who have chosen not to repent and put their trust in Christ alone. (Luke 13:3)
My biblical world view has influenced how I interact with people on a daily basis. Although I don’t always seem to do the right thing, I always strive to show the love of Christ to others on a daily basis. When I get upset and want to bash or talk improperly to someone, I now think about them being image bearers of God, which in turn seems to change the way I treat and speak to them. I also have learned that although God has given us dominion over creation that does not give us the right to destroy it as we wish. Our job is to take care of what God has trusted us with, but also understanding that we are to worship the creator and not the creation.
(1) Ed Hindson, Ergun Caner, The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics 2008
(2) Dr. Lew Weider, Dr. Ben Gutierrez, Consider