Everyone has a worldview whether they realize it or not. Your response to news about an abortion clinic is based upon your worldview. Your response to school shootings is based upon your worldview. Your response to evolution is based upon your worldview. Your response to issues of life and death is based upon your worldview. Everyone has developed a "system of beliefs" and core values that they operate from. The goal is to be sure that this "system of beliefs" is based totally on the Word of God!
The best way to define a worldview is "simply how you see the world". If you were to put on a pair of glasses that had "blue lenses" everything you see would be "blue". If you were to put on a pair of glasses that had "green lenses" everything you see would be "green".
We will start by first exploring the basic tenants of postmodernism and a brief history of where it has been and where it is currently, revealing multiple advantages for the Christian worldview in the engagement of a postmodern....
The center piece of a biblical worldview is God, while the center piece of an atheistic worldview is nature and man. A biblical worldview has it’s entire focus on God, while an atheistic worldview does everything in its power to be sure God is not a part of the world.
BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW ESSAY INSTRUCTIONS
The goal of the assignment is to demonstrate that you are able to practice your chosen major/program of study in a manner consistent with a biblical/Christian worldview. For this assignment, you will write a 600–1000-word essay addressing the following topic:
A biblical worldview begins with God in Genesis, chapter one and verse one. A Biblical worldview is viewing the world, the beginning of the world, people in the world, the problems in the world, governments in the world, issues in the world, solutions for the problems in the world, and the future of the world -- through God’s Word.
The same is true for a worldview. In a biblical worldview, everything you see should be viewed through the Word of God. If you have an atheistic worldview (one that does not include God) you will seek to develop an answer for every situation, issue or problem that does not include God. For example, an atheistic worldview does not allow for creation because there is no God. From their perspective, the world came to be out of naturalistic causes, not because God created it. If you are coming from an atheistic worldview, you will do everything in your power to promote your view and discredit your opponent’s view.
I have often compared a biblical worldview to building a grid. The sample grid below does not cover all the areas in life, but it represents some of the major issues in life. As Christians we need to -- we must -- understand what the Bible has to teach in all these areas. Without a biblical understanding we have left ourselves open and vulnerable to adopting many of the false teaching and false systems of the world. Unless you know and understand the truth, anything sounds good and reasonable. Many a person has fallen for a lie, simply because they did not know the truth.
If you do not know what the word of God says about these issues, and why they are right or wrong, you are not operating with a biblical worldview. You are simply operating in a "default mode" and vulnerable to believing what the majority of people are saying.
Foundational to the Christian faith is the belief that mankind is created in the image of God. Explain how this belief affects the way you interact with people within your chosen vocation.
Considerations for assignment:
1. The word belief in this assignment is essentially synonymous with the word doctrine.
2. It would be wise to select the chosen vocation that you intend to have upon graduation.
3. Provide 2 or 3 specific examples of how the theological truth (mankind is created in the image of God) is lived out in your chosen vocation.
4. Be sure to incorporate at least 2 theological references in your paper using course sources.
5. Be sure to incorporate at least 3 relevant biblical references.
6. The purpose of the assignment is not to discuss how you will evangelize within a chosen vocation; rather, the assignment must focus on how the understanding that mankind is created in the image of God effects the way your vocation is performed.
7. Example from business: since mankind is created in the image of God, as an accountant, I should not cheat others out of money. (This example would be substantiated with biblical support, and be elaborated on within the essay.)
Structure of assignment:
• Introduction (approximately 100 words)
• Example 1 (approximately 200–250 words)
• Example 2 (approximately 200–250 words)
• (Optional) Example 3 (approximately 200–250 words)
• Conclusion (approximately 100 words)
The question is: Is your grid based upon what God’s Word says, or what the world has taught you? If it is full of God’s Word, then you will be able to discern if something is true or false. For example, if I hear someone make the statement, "Abortion is not taking a life. You do not become a human being until birth." I filter this information through my "biblical grid" and based upon my study of God’s word, I can say, "That is false". I know this because I understand what God’s Word has to teach about this topic. Life begins at conception. It is God who forms us while still in the womb. Every life is valuable in God’s eyes because we are made in His image, and the taking of a human life is murder.
Understanding God’s design for our world, and building a biblical system of beliefs (worldview) will result in more meaning, purpose, and fulfillment in life.