Essay on Worldview

1018 Words Oct 5th, 2013 5 Pages
Worldview Essay

Part 1
What is a Worldview?
A worldview is a person’s core beliefs. It comprises of “one's collection of presuppositions, convictions and values from which a person tries to understand and make sense out of the world and life” (MacArthur, 2006). Weider and Gutierrez (2011), sums up worldview as “1. A personal philosophy of life 2. A framework a person brings to decision making 3. A filter or lens which a person uses to interpret life and the world around them”. (p. 51). Essentially, a worldview is a combination of what worldly individuals believe to be true that ultimately becomes the driving force behind every emotion, decision and action.

Part Two
The Question of Origin: How Did Life Begin? How Did Mankind
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61). This begs the question of meaning and purpose in respect to “where did I come from” and “why do I exist”. The Book of Genesis was written to satisfy this curiosity and to put man in perspective through teachings us that we are created for God.
The problem with Naturalism when it comes to purpose is that with evolution there is no clear purpose because evolution suggests that things go from a disorganized state to an organized state. This means that the world is chaotic and without any outside force it became organized. God’s ultimate purpose is for mankind is clear! His purpose is Salvation in His Kingdom therefore we are to love God with all our hearts (Deuteronomy 11:13). This is our purpose and why mankind exist.
The Question of Morality: What is meant by right and wrong? How should I live?” There is an absolute truth the way God wants things to be. God created our minds so that we may glorify Him. For example, Adam knowingly acted against God’s will by eating the forbidden fruit (Weider and Gutierrez, 2011, p. 62). I used to tell people that I witnessed to if you know there is a creator you have to know that he has a way that he wants things. And if he has a way he wants things he will communicate them to mankind. There is a way mapped out in the Bible to salvation (Ephesians 2:8-10)

The Question of Destiny – “Is There Life After Death?” What Will Happen to Me When I Die?” Will I Have to Answer for the

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