What is a Worldview?
A worldview is the general idea that a person has about the world in which they live. Elmer Towns in his textbook Core Christianity (2007) gives an example of how four blind men all touch the same elephant. Even though all four men described the elephant accurately based on their personal experience, all four men were wrong. Because they did not “see” the entire elephant, their description of the elephant was defective. It is the same with a worldview. Depending on the individual’s system of belief or how they were raised will shape the method by which a person measures their worldview. (Word count Part I: 102)
The Question of Origin (How did life begin? How did mankind come into existence?)
According to a Christian worldview, life and mankind was created by God. Christians belief that the Bible is the word of God and therefore truth. The Bible states that God created the heavens and earth and everything on it “out of nothing”. (Weider & Gutierrez, 2013) When God saw that it was good, he also created mankind in His image. (Gen 1:25-27 NIV) (62)…show more content… Are humans more important that animals?)
To be human means that you are created by God, in His image (Gen 1:27 NIV) and that you have been put on this earth to get to know God through His Son, Jesus Christ. (Joh 17:3 NIV) I wouldn’t say that humans are more important than animals, because God loves all His creations. There are however multiple Bible references that seem to state that humans are more valuable than animals. (Matt 10:29-31, 12:11-12 NIV) However, I believe the most important one is that God send His only Son to die for the sins of mankind (Tit 2:11 NIV), not animals, which leads me to believe that God favored humans over animals.