Biblical Worldview Essay

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Biblical Worldview:
According to Paul

Justin Wilson
BIBL 110-D21
November 12, 2015

Having a worldview contributes to each person’s evaluation of origins, which in return will impact each individuals life choices. Holmes defines a worldview that “is not disengaged theology; rather it represents the beliefs and values and purposes that guide our work, play, family, and society.” While many worldviews seek answers to life’s fundamental questions, Christians stand on the foundation of a biblical worldview. A biblical worldview is an overall concept of the world and humankind’s part in it, grounded on God’s authority, which He reveals to each person through the Bible. Specifically, Paul addresses the issue of the Christian worldview
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Although, creation has been affected by the fall Paul says that nature itself will be “liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into freedom and glory of the children of God” (Romans 8:21). People see the world as decaying and spiritually infected with sin. But Christians have the hope of future glory through the new heaven and new earth. In Roman 3: 9-20, Paul defines human identity as it stands without salvation. Paul uses Old Testament references to show that humanity, in its present condition, is unacceptable to God. Paul refers to Psalm 14: 1-3 by stating, “There is no one righteous.” God’s creation, humanity included, is valuable in His eyes. But no one can earn right standing with God on their own. Though valuable, humanity has fallen into sin. Paul teaches in these verses that Jew or Gentile, in this case, all are under the category of human nature, and all of man lives in their human nature also known as sin. After Paul’s address of bad news about humanity’s sinful state, he gives the news of salvation through Jesus Christ. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus” (Romans 3:23-24). Further, Paul declares a verdict of not guilty, by trusting Jesus Christ to take away the sins of man. God’s solution had been made available to both Jew and Gentile regardless of their backgrounds and sinful

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