biblical worldview essay

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• Introduction We live in a natural world where we are constantly re-discovering our human identity, which is affected by the human relationships we make, and overall we are shaped by the culture, or environment in which we grow up in. We are going to take a look at what Romans 1-8 has to say about these particular areas in our lives, and how we can examine the scripture that transforms our perspective into a biblical one. Oftentimes, our opinion of how the world should be operating is quickly corrected by the guidance of scripture, the book of Romans being a great example. • The Natural World In the beginning, God created the world and everything in it, making it evident that with creation, there is a creator (Romans 1:20). However, humankind chose to turn away from this, worship false idols, embrace sin, and deserve death (Roman 1:21-32). God then created the Ten Commandments, his law, as the “measuring rod” for humankind to be judged by. It is what reveals sin to man’s heart (Rom. 7:7-25). But, our righteousness is justified through faith in Christ. By Abraham, all nations came into existence and salvation is available to all who believe in Christ and not by living under the Law or by our deeds (Romans 4:18 -17). It is evident that we live in a fallen world. We are constantly surrounded by the repercussions of mankind’s sin. Death, pain, and mourning are just the few consequences caused by the ripple of sin. As a Christian, it is easy to view the world I am currently placed in as not my home, or even not where I belong. Through the “groans” of the spirit, I am constantly reminded of the future Glory (Rom. 8:22-25) • Human Identity Our human identity can be found in either condition: dead in sin, or alive in Christ. Paul m... ... middle of paper ... ...ical worldview the truth of scripture teaches. The way God views the world, and how I view the world, I know now, will always be on two totally different spectrums. My perspective always being completely vague, and Gods being the high definition, clear, and true way. As always, his Grace humbles me. Works Cited Post, T. (2013, June 14). wordpress.com. Retrieved May 6, 2014, from Hades 1 Solution: https://hades1solution.wordpress.com/2013/06/14/ Delight in Truth. (2012, November 30). Retrieved May 5, 2014, from A Closer Look at Romans 1: the Nature of Human Relations: http://delightintruth.com/2012/11/30/a-closer-look-at-romans-1-the-nature-of-human-relations/ Piper, J. (2002, September 22). The Mighty and Merciful Message of Romans 1-8. Retrieved May 5, 2014, from desiring God: http://www.desiringgod.org/sermons/the-mighty-and-merciful-message-of-romans-1-8
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