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APOL 104
Worldview Assignment

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Originally referred to as Weltanschauung, the term “worldview” is defined as the framework of beliefs by which a person views the world around them (Hindson & Caner, 2008). An individual’s life experiences, what they’ve seen, heard, and learned over their lifetime builds their worldview. When a person understands this term, then they can better understand others. There are several questions that need to be asked, like what is origin, identity, meaning/purpose, morality, and destiny before a person can understand a worldview. Each of these questions better explains a person’s belief in God. II.

The answers to the question of origin can be found in Genesis 1:1. Christians believe that God created the heavens and the Earth from nothing. He spoke the world into existence and made man from the dust of the ground. Genesis 1:28 tells us how God made one man and one woman from which the entire Earth’s population has descended from.

The Christian worldview of our identities is that we are all unique and intentional creations of God and that we were made in his image (Genesis 1:27). In Psalms 8:5, God tells us that mankind was made above the animals. God intended us to care for the animals and plants, and to use them both as a source for food.

The question of meaning/purpose seeks answers for why we exist. Many different religions have many different answers and each one believes it is right. However, the bibles tells us in John 14:6 that the truth is personified in Jesus Christ. We have to have a personal relationship with Jesus to reap the rewards of eternal life. Our purpose in life is to glorify God in everything we do and to believe in Him. We need to use the word of God to bring others to him and to help them come closer to God. If his people can humble themselves, pray, and seek God while turning from their wicked ways, then God will hear them and forgive their sin (2 Chronicles 7:14). This is all God wants for...