Biblical Worldview Characteristics

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In this paper I will attempt to discuss and articulate the characteristics and consistency of a biblical worldview. In addition, I will also attempt to contrast the characteristics and consistency of 3 other worldviews that we have been previously examined in this course. Now before one can even begin discussing the characteristics of a worldview, we must first attempt to define what a world view is and whether or not a worldview is applicable to all.
The Free Dictionary defines worldview as “The overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world” (The Free Dictionary). In addition, Sire in his book, The Universe Next Door defines a worldview as “A commitment, a fundamental orientation of the heart, than can be expressed as a
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The biblically informed worldview states that God is reality in addition to everything else around us that has been created by Him. Again, this reality includes the spiritual realm of Heaven and Hell revealed to us in His word. What is the nature of external reality? Again this view subscribes to the belief that everything around us was ordered and created by God. What is a human being? This view states that we are complex human beings created in the image of our Creator. What happens to a person at death? This view states that life is not extinguished upon the physical death and our eternal destiny is decided by our earthly decision. Our decision to either accept the atoning work of Christ which offers the believer eternal life in God’s kingdom or declining this work and therefore bringing upon the individual eternal separation from God. What happens to a person at death? Again as aforementioned, the end result is based on the individual’s decision. Why is it possible to know anything at all? This view states our knowledge of things is possible because of our being created in the image of God. How do we know what is right and wrong? Again this is possible because our being created in the image of God which includes his sense of morality. What is the meaning of human history? This view is similar to the definition given by Sire, “to realize the purpose of God” and “to prepare people for a life in community with a loving and Holy …show more content…
Subscriber to nihilism have no certainty as to our origins as believers of this view claim that all data available to us in unreliable and reality cannot be proven. The dilemma of this view is that it answers nothing with regards to the important questions of where we came from, who we are and where we are going. On the other hand naturalism and existentialism both believe that there is reality around us and that it can be determined but still they differ on how this reality is

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