Apol 104 Worldview Assignment

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Laura Rogers APOL104 – B08 September 5, 2012 Worldview Assignment Part I: What is a world view? A worldview is easily described as the person’s perception of the world around them and is the framework for decision making. You can think of a worldview like a pair of glasses. When you look out of those glasses what do you see? Dr. Weider in his presentation gave an example; if your glasses are red then everything around you will be red. (Weider & Gotierrez, 2011) This is the same for worldview. Everyone has a worldview if they know it or not. It’s how we organize our thinking about life, death, art, science, faith, learning, work, money, values, and morals. (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011, p.50) Worldview is our underlying…show more content…
The fourth question that must be answered is morality or ethics. This is able to be answered by asking the questions “What is meant by right or wrong?” and “How can I live?” (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011, p. 61) The Biblical Worldview believes that right or wrong is not based on what man thinks is right or wrong but instead what God says is right or wrong. This is also ethics. This tells a lot about a person and the choices they choose to make. In Genesis 3, it tells how Adam went against God and ate of the forbidden tree knowing what God said. The upcoming elections are a great way to look at this question. The two political parties have two totally different worldviews. I believe that the Republicans believe more on the side of the Biblical Worldview. They believe that abortion and a human being gay is wrong and that marriage is intended for a man and a women. In 1Timiothy 1:10 the Bible talks about how these choices are immoral in the eyes of God. The final question for articulating the Biblical Worldview is the question of destiny. We can answer this question by asking “Is there life after death?” “What will happen to me when I die?” “Will I have to answer for the choices I made and how I lived my life?” (Weider & Gutierrez, 2011, p.63) Christians believe that there are two different eternal states; Heaven and Hell. A person who has the Biblical Worldview knows that when you die you either go to heaven

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