Introduction What does it mean to have a worldview? A worldview is a set of beliefs about our perception of reality that influence our thoughts, morals, and actions. It can be anything from the lessons we learned from our parents and grandparents to our stance on economic policies. Now, what does it mean to have a biblical worldview? A biblical worldview is the lens we use to trust the word of God and how we apply it to everyday life.
As Paul educated his devotees, God had assigned to each of His creature numerous favors and actions of reliance (Rom. 12:3-8;1 Cor. 12). Therefore, even if one remained devout to the Lord, there would be verdicts of divergent consequences in all ministries. The Discipleship of Apostle Paul was to establish the biblical doctrines that administered his ministry and pursued to spread over to the lives of ordinary humans with whatever favors and prayers God may had bestowed one.
The Priestly and Yahwistic sources in Genesis 1-11 inform our reading of the Old Testament in an orderly, intimate and specific ways. The Priestly character of God has to do with order and structure and the Yahwistic character of God is more intimate and personal. Although Genesis 1 is a Universal story and Genesis 2 is a specific story God is the main character of them both. In Genesis 1 God created the heavens and the earth and all humanity, “out of nothing” (dCW Lecture# 3). God spoke creation into existence in Genesis 1 and acted as a ruler or instructor from a distance, by saying “let there be” and “God said” (Gen 1: 1-31) God also named creation and saw that it was good throughout Genesis 1.
My personal worldview, in its entirely, stems from a belief in a divine God who created the universe and everything in it to His exact specifications. This belief directly answers Sire’s first and second worldview questions, “What is prime reality—the really real?” and “What is the nature of external reality, that is, the world around us?” (Sire, 22). The Christian Bible’s first chapter, Genesis 1, details my view of God’s creative process, with its first line effectively summing up my stance, saying “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1.1). Anyone, including myself, who holds a theistic Christian worldview believes the Bible to be more than just a book; God himself inspired the authors of its pages. Like a belief in God himself, a certain level of faith must exist for a Christian to believe in the text’s holy nature.
This forces us to continually seek him with our own accord to strengthen our relationship with God, because our purpose for creation is to worship him, and sin is a reminder for which Graham articulated, “that we cannot live without a god, even if it is a god of our own making” (Graham, 2009, 29). After the fall comes redemption, redemption is the doctrine that shows how merciful God is towards his sinful creations. God, through his mercy, provides his son Jesus Christ as the ultimate sacrifice to redeem and cleanse the sin of his worshipers. The crucifixion of Jesus Christ allows anyone that accepts Christ as the one true Lord and Savior may enter into the kingdom of God and live eternally without any pain or sorrow. Through these doctrines, Christian’s can stand firm in their beliefs and
Because of the consistencies between these prophets’ strongly emphasized messages, they would add two commandments to the original ten: Repent to the Lord your God, for He will show mercy and compassion to your iniquities and let your actions be filled with good intention and conscious, for any action without any meaning behind it is useless. The first new commandment, repent to the Lord your God, for He will show mercy and compassion to your iniquities, is a common theme found in the prophetic books of the Hebrew Bible. The book of Hosea, for example, is “designed to call upon Israel to return to the Lord” (New Interpreters’ Study Bible, Sweeny 1256). Hosea uses his marriage as a symbol to the people of Israel to reveal that they are straying away from the God that created them. Hosea’s most general message to the people of Israel lies in repentance, highlighting that the answer to any problem is to turn back to the Lord.
As opposed to the Grandmothers constant change of morals to favor certain situations, the Misfit has morals that are set in stone and adhere to his past, present and future. As the two characters converse, religion sparks an interest in the Misfit because it is something he is interested in understanding but knowing it must not be true. He believes that he must see it with his own eyes to prove the existence. His concept of reality also relates himself to Jesus, so much so as to believe he is a realistic representation of Him. He goes on to tell that the only difference is between the crimes committed and the proof held against him.
The hardest part is being able to recognize the kindness in an enemy. Once we acknowledge the ignorance and misunderstanding, we realize our enemy is not so bad and we are no longer in capable of hating them. “...Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you…” (Matthew 5:45-45, pg 47). Although it seems as if this task makes you a coward or is impossible to achieve, it actually builds your character and makes you a stronger individual. We are accountable to evaporate this idea of evil and replace it with love, even if these people are evil towards
Per Dr. Meyer, “when trust is violated there is a wall that has been placed between the people who are in conflict, horizontal trust will lead to problems, trust when it is vertical is where we as a mediator can assist our clients to place their trust in God (class notes, 2016). Psalms 118:8 (NKJV) says “that it is better to take to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man”. This is where the mediator must balance the power (class notes). I believe that this trust was being reestablished in Shae’s interview, and not so much in Janice’s situation. Janice could not see her own accountability in the presenting conflict (class
Will we choose the evil approach and take out our frustration on those who mistreat us? Will we choose the "spiritually neutral" approach to ignore them and hope things improve? Will we choose the godly approach to pray for them and show love to them that Jesus taught in Matthew 5:44? How does praying for those who mistreat us fulfill our need for consistency and our godly desire for justice? When we pray for them and treat them with love, we are not ignoring our desire for justice, we are honoring and rejoicing in what is most important in the situation: God 's will.