Essay on Biblical Worldview : The Natural World
Worldview is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as the way someone thinks about the world. (Worldview) A Biblical Worldview is defined by the Biblical Worldview Institute as an overarching view of the world based on God’s revealed truth, the Bible, which directs our life in this world. (What is a Biblical Worldview?) In Romans 1-8, Paul walks us through the themes of sinfulness, forgiveness, and freedom. (Tyndale House Publishers, pages 1878-1896) This is a fallen, sinful world, therefore not one human who walks on this earth is free from sin, and our only hope in this world is through our faith in Jesus Christ.
The Natural World
The natural world was created by God. Genesis 1 gives an account of God creating the heavens and the earth from vast nothingness. He created light, land, water, creatures of land and of sea, and man. Everything we see, clouds, caterpillars, kittens, and crape myrtles, God created them. (Tyndale House Publishers, pages 4-7) In Romans 1:20, Paul writes, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—His eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” (Tyndale House Publishers, pages 1881-1882) We see the magnification of his creation again in Psalm 19:1 for it says, “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. (Tyndale House Publishers, page 842) We believe this is…