The book of Romans teaches us about many aspects of Christian life. It includes how we should view the natural world, our identity as people, our relationships, culture, civilization and more. Romans 1-8 in particular has so much information that it is almost impossible to get the full meaning without looking deeper into it. These chapters take us from our inability to walk in good works, to God’s faithfulness in justifying, sanctifying, and glorifying us by our faith through his grace. This essay will discuss principles found in Romans which are essential in the formation of a biblical worldview. One’s worldview refers to a “comprehensive conception or image of the universe and of humanity’s relation to it” (Random House, 1459).
According to Webster dictionary, the definition of worldview is a particular philosophy of life or conception of the world. In other words, it is how someone see the world. Someone’s worldview can be influenced by many things. How they grew up, what was considered right and wrong, their religious background or lack of. As a Theist my worldview was influenced by the Bible and what the Bible said how I should live my life. I would live as God intended me to live. (Colossians 3:17 NIV) (Bilingual Bible New Edition n.d.)
Today’s society consists of many worldviews. Most people tend to pull beliefs from different religions, but often stick to one main worldview. A worldview to me is the gathering of beliefs that shape what we do on a daily basis and forms our overall view on life. When I look at my beliefs critically, I am able to see my worldview and see how it compares to different worldviews, but also how it compares mainly to the Christian Worldview.
The authors Charles Colson and Nancy Pearcey's essay is credible because they both have knowledge and experience regarding the topic and researched various parts of the topic using reliable sources. Along with this essay, Charles Colson has written thirty books which have received much praise among the Christian community. He has also received many awards including the Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion in 1993, the Presidential Citizen's Medal
Godsey begins with his view of how Christians look at God. He states, “Christians often think and behave as though God were a Christian.” I believe that he may be right. When I self-reflect on my own Christian beliefs I do not always step back and think of the other religions inspired by God and his word. I believe, along with Godsey, that it is important to recognize and understand the religions that claim God as a significant figure. Godsey wrote, “If religion is more than a language to learn or beliefs to recite and becomes, instead, a prism through which we begin to see our presence in the world, we should at least learn more about the prisms through which others are looking at themselves and their world.” Learning
Driscoll’s article helped me understand that there are some views that can be acceptable in Christianity, but not all the ones the author is willing to accept. I personal...
A Worldview Inventory
Everyone has some sort of worldview and this author is no exception. Worldviews can be defined as commitments towards the heart which can be subconscious or conscious. Worldviews may also be truths, half-truths, and even lies. They are the basic structure of reality which provides the foundation for which we live and breathe (Shelly & Miller, 2006).
In Birth of a Worldview: Early Christianity in its Jewish and Pagan Context, Robert Doran attempts to analyze the development of Christianity in the early period of its formation and how it related to the Jewish and the pagan (Roman) religions throughout its development in early times. The text begins with a historical outline of the development of the early Christian world and then delves into a more theological analysis in the latter portions. The development of the book mirrors the development of Christianity itself, which was focused early on with finding ways to worship and expand the faith in a world that was very anti-Christian. Once it had become more accepted throughout the world, Christian writing and thought about theological matters flourished as a result.
This research study is informed by a transformative worldview. The transformative paradigm was born during the 1980s and 1990s by researchers who felt that the postpositivist assumptions did not focus on the needs of marginalized individuals, nor challenge issues of power and social justice, discrimination, and oppression (Creswell, 2014). The basic principle of the transformative paradigm is that knowledge is not neutral and it reflects the power and social
A worldview and religion of any kind has to firmly be form to truly understand Who God is. Depending on what your worldview or how you see the world around you will give you better uderstaning of Who God is. Before we can describe God in any way, we have to have faith and understand that he exist, otherwise it woudn’t make sense to describe and understand something that those not exist to you. As discrebe in the previous chapters that a worldview can shape the way one live. The worldview can change someone understanding of what the world around them is. My worldview and the way I live my life is based on the fact that God exist and he is inside me, because the bible say that your body is the temple of God and what I do with myself matters