Christian Worldview 's Understanding And Interpretation Of The World

1689 Words Nov 13th, 2016 7 Pages
There are many different worldviews when it comes to people’s beliefs, specifically religion. According to Waddell, “a worldview is a foundational set of assumptions to which one commits” (Waddell, 2014). These assumptions influence one’s understanding and interpretation of the world. This is prevalent in Christianity. The Christian worldview has its own beliefs in regards to God, humanity, Jesus, and the restoration that require some analysis and self-reflection in order fully understand the essential elements of the religion.
Christian Worldview
God
In the Christian worldview, God is the eternal creator of everything. He created everything from nothing, for his glory as well as for humanity (“Origins: Ultimate Reality”, 2016). He created the earth and mankind as it is expressed in Genesis 1-2. He exclaims that his creation of the earth is “good”, and his creation of man is “very good” (Genesis 1-2, NIV). God, or the Father, is also a piece of the Trinity. The Trinity consists of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Diffey, 2014). Other characteristics of God are expressed through the Old and New Testament in the Bible. For example, God is compassionate, gracious, slow to anger, quick to forgive, abounding in love, and good to all (“Origins: Ultimate Reality”, 2016). Humanity strives to acquire these characteristics to become like God. He is also omnipotent, omniscient, and relational. All of these characteristics give human kind an idea of who their creator is and…

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