What Is a Worldview?

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I. Part One: What is a worldview?

There are many definitions of a worldview. The first that comes to mind is how a person views the world. This if partially correct but there are many other definitions. With that said you can define a worldview as a persons philosophy of life due to how our thoughts are organized.

II. Part Two: The biblical/Christian Worldview.

1. The Question of Origin----

If you ask this question to the average person you would get many different answers. There are those who believe that mankind developed from nature. They feel that we are not here due to the creation of God. Then there are those who believe that everything may have been created by God but that is as far as it goes. According to those believers God is just an impersonal, infinite force. Many however believe in only one origin and that belief is based on God as our creator and that he is a kind and forgiving God (Genesis 1:1 and John 3:16).

2. The Question of Identity----

Many people believe that our identity can be found in evolution. In other words we were evolved from lower life forms which make us nothing more than sophisticated animals. Then there are those who believe in a life cycle known as reincarnation. In other words if you do good in one life you will be rewarded in the next life but do bad and you will receive negativity in the next life. This belief is close to a Christian view of reaping what you sow (Galatians 6:7). Biblically people think of our identity as being a special creation. Mankind is above animals but “a little lower than angels” (Psalm 8:5).

3. The Question of Meaning/Purpose----

This is an age old question. We know it better as “What is the meaning of life?” or “Why am I here?” Some people believe that man has no real meaning or purpose, but there are those who feel…...

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