BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW ESSAY 2
When taking into consideration the fact that all of mankind was created in the image of God, the way you interact with others and the way we conduct ourselves in any situation is of significant importance. “The standard is that a believer should conduct his life in this earthly world by the principles God has bestowed upon him in the heavenly world.” (Towns, 2007) This also becomes especially important when our profession is in the education field. Regardless of the title you hold within the education field the role you play in the student’s life can be significant. Therefore, it is our responsibility to be mindful of the fact that all mankind was created in His image so that our interactions, whether it be with our peers, the student’s parents or our students themselves, we are at our best.
Being in the education field can be quite remarkable, especially in Elementary education, as we are aiding in establishing the foundation for our student’s future. However, although working with young children is rewarding it comes with a great deal of responsibility. Knowing that all humankind are created in God’s image ensures that we will be respectful when interacting with not only their parents, but with our students as well, regardless of their economic, racial or religious backgrounds. We must lead by example and show our children how to love one another respectfully
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The Jews viewed the Gentiles as inferior and hopeless in any redeeming qualities. The Jews, seeing themselves as privileged in God’s sight, were unwilling to hear that Paul was preaching to the Jews and Gentiles alike (Romans 1:16-17). Today, racial profiling and bigotry exist to an even greater degree. Each culture, has the belief that their version of the law is correct, so everyone else should align with them. People are separated by cultural differences and are willing to fight for their beliefs. God sent Paul to tell the Gentiles that the good news applied to them also in Romans 1:3-7. Just as the issues in Paul’s day influenced the people then, today’s society is influenced by television, Hollywood, and social media. Man has idols whose culture may or may not be based in the one true God. Godly culture is pushed farther and farther away in lieu of a “me “centered culture. Reality is that sin is sin (Romans 2:12-14).
As we look back on history we can see that human beings have made great strides as well as suffered many setbacks in our development of fundamental doctrines and/or beliefs by which we live and view the world. These foundational beliefs have provided the framework for which all civilizations preserve, cooperate, and govern their way of life. Certainly throughout history, the spread of Christian theology and doctrine has been influential in establishing and developing a deeply rooted theistic and biblical worldview foundation; thus being the center of much debate. In light of the various views within Christian theology, we will focus specifically on doctrine that is foundational to the Christian
Today, in modern day living, people are talking about either of the two worldviews, and the importance of that chosen worldview. However, one can choose to live by the principles of a secular worldview or a biblical worldview. This study highlights the distinguishable difference between a secular worldview and a biblical worldview, the incorporation of belief and doctrine, and the theories of vocations and the efforts for living righteously.
Everyone has a Worldview. “A collection of beliefs about life and the universe held by an individual or a group.” (1) Some have a Biblical Worldview. A Biblical Worldview is founded on the word of God. It is how a Christian views the world. Both belief systems are equally important to each individual, but there are differences in the way they view the natural world, human identity, human relationships, and culture.
How does being familiar with a biblical worldview help us understand the big picture of God’s design, and how can you apply that understanding to your calling?
A biblical worldview should influence the way I think about, treat, and speak to others on a daily basis because I do not want to go around and degrade everyone that comes into sight. I should always treat others with the upmost respect even if I do not get treated with respect by that individual. I should not always judge others on how they look, speak, or act because I would not like it if someone came up to me and started pointing out every flaw that I had. Matthew 7:12 states “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Therefore, individuals need to be more mindful of their words and actions because an individual can really hurt someone mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Our relationships with other people give a strong sense of what our relationship with God is like. How we interact with people on a daily basis and the relationships that we build goes a long way in showing just how we feel about them. In Romans 1:10 we see that Paul wanted desperately to come to Rome to teach, to interact, to fellowship, and build relationships with the Christians that were there. Just as God wants a personal relationship with His creation we all feel a deep need for relationships with each other. It was not meant for man to go through life on his own without being able to interact with each other. We see the genuine love that Paul displayed toward the people and churches throughout his epistles and it should make us want to have an even stronger relationship with our Creator.
Christians form a worldview from many places, including on the internet, in the workplace, at school, from family members and friends, “these worldviews find their way behind the church doors” mixed in with Christian thoughts, and sometimes thought of as Christian beliefs (Wilkens & Sanford, 2009, pp.18). God’s word should be the only answer to a Godly worldview. Paul’s letter to the Christians in Rome disclose to the world, his views of the natural world, human identity, human relationships, and culture.
If I were to sum up what I have learned from this course it would be focused on Faith and a new understanding of the Bible. Faith is not just part of religion but every aspect of our everyday lives, and is fascinatingly carried through the Bible from the beginning to the end. It began with the Creation, and continued throughout the Fall, Redemption, and Consummation of Christ. It is the foundation of the Christian perspective and what leads God’s people to salvation and good works. Our modern world is so corrosive to faith that Jesus Christ asked, "When the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?" (Luke 18:8). He is there to give his people the gift of faith and to help them to grow in living faith that will last forever.
This week’s lesson in forum 2 each onlinemate was to submit a thread in response to 5 questions after reading chapters 4 thru 6, plus show how a biblical worldview be applied. In addition, chapter 5 had a workbook consisting of an additional 5 questions that needed addressing, Management Fads. Next, according to the grading rubric for forum 2 we are told to reply to 2 classmates’ threads. One of the threads I have chosen to give a reply to again is Jermaine Green. The response to this, forum will be based on 2.08 Discussion on the Publication manual of the American psychological association (APA), sixth edition (2013, p.35) and two premises on which sampling theory is based; the characteristics of accuracy and precision for measuring the validity (Cooper & Schindler, 2014).
What is your purpose in the world? This is a question that many people ponder as they grow up and begin to make an impact on the realm around them. As people grow they start to form their view of the world. Divincezo (2014) defines a worldview as “a foundational set of assumptions to which one commits that serves as a framework for understanding and interpreting reality and deeply shapes one’s behavior.” If a worldview shapes one’s behavior then where do they get their guidelines and morals? Many people develop their sense of right and wrong from their parents and society but Christians look for their answers from God and the bible.
This paper will delve into a greater understanding of the following questions. What is the meaning of Worldview? What is meant by each of the four primary aspects of the Biblical worldview: creation, the fall, redemption and restoration? How does free enterprise comport with or reject creation, the fall, redemption, and restoration? How does socialism comport with or reject creation, the fall, redemption, and restoration? How does progressivism support or reject Biblical Worldview?
I can certainly see how one would think the Bible is a set of rules to live by; making them a better person and giving examples on how to handle some situations. The Bible does contain both of those things but it is also so much more that is hard to grasp unless you’ve had help understanding just what the Bible is. It’s difficult to look at, or even know you need to look at, the Bible as more than 66 short stories grouped together unless someone has helped you see that it is more than that. I would first ask my friend, if I did not already know, if they enjoyed reading series of novels. If they say yes, I would start with that as an example. You can pick up any one book in a series and it can stand alone as enjoyable reading, but you will not have the whole story if you started in book five. The Bible is the same and to gain the most from reading it, you need to understand that it is one story with many characters and many twists and turns throughout, and the main character is God. “Through each person, law, psalm, proverb, or prophecy, God is drawing attention to himself and what he is doing as he works out his plan”, and we are not even a supporting character (Cartwright & Hulshof, 2016).
All people need and deserve respect, especially from those who we are closest and most intimately connected with (Swim, 2008). Respect is absolutely essential for a relationship to work. In order to respect someone we need to acknowledge that each person is a unique individual and learn how to mesh our needs with theirs so as to help them achieve what they want to achieve (Swim, 2008.). As an early childhood educator, it is vital that our interactions with our students and coworkers are positive and respectful. “Demonstrating respect is not just about feeling good; for young children, it is about adults acting intentionally to promote optimal development and learning” (Swim, 2008, par. 4). Magda Gerber, an early childhood educator, believed that it is important for there to be respect for parents and their needs as well as for their
When I think about my role as a teacher, one of the most important things I consider is the relationships I build with my students, parents, colleagues, and community members. In the classroom, I need to ensure that I create a safe, loving, and positive learning environment. In order to make all students feel welcome, I get to know their names, the correct pronunciation and spellings, learning their culture and background, and their