Biblical Worldview Definition

The Definition of Worldview When I took Theology 104, I stumbled across an article by Steve Strauss. In this article he gave his opinion and definition on what the term “worldview” meant. According to Strauss (2009), “A worldview is a person’s fundamental assumptions about how the world is put together and his or her role in it. Worldview affects ideas, feelings, and values… (What Is a Worldview? section, para. 1).” His opinion was very in depth I must say. I agreed with him, however, I formulated my own opinion on the matter.
As humans, we see the world out of a particular set of lenses. Those lenses are a type of mental mode that shapes our reality. This reality consist of a certain framework that incorporates our attitudes and ideas
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However, these tie into the most important aspect of the Christian biblical worldview, which is what does all of this mean? So God is the creator of all things, He created us in His image and we were to have dominion over all of creation. We were created to be in fellowship with Him and lead a righteous life. According to Christians we were never supposed to be separated from God, so by doing all of these things, we are able to be rewarded by being given the gift of eternal life with our God (Romans 2:6-7). However, there is a downside. If we are disobedient to His word, and live an unrighteous life, we will spend all eternity in Hell (Romans 2:8). For Christians this is not a good thing, so we should concern ourselves only with living according to God’s word and do what pleases Him so that we can live, forever, with …show more content…
I think for this section I will speak, solely, on how we are to treat others and all of creation. Having said that, Genesis 1:28-31, clearly states that mankind was created to have dominion over all of creation, but this dominion comes with rules. In reference to how we should treat mankind, the environment, and non-human creation, we must do all things out of love.
When dealing directly with our neighbors, we should be kind to one another (Ephesians 4:32). Being kind is not just limited things that we do, but we should, also, speak in love. We are all created in the image of God, so how we treat others is indirectly how we are treating God. He would not be pleased with us treating one another poorly. Although the rest of creation was not created in His image, we should still take special care of it. We are called to be good stewards of what God has entrusted us with. We are responsible to God for the way we treat the rest of the beautiful things that He has created. If we are misusing or abusing the rest of creation we will be held in contempt and end up hurting ourselves. If we put God first in our lives, and follow the instructions of the Bible we have no choice but to act out of love, as God is

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