The author concludes that Christians are to live faithfully by the values of the bible. As members of society, we are expected to play a critical role in in our community rather than isolating ourselves from those opposed to Christian worldviews. There are ways for Christians to live out their faith, but still remain active parts in the community.
As a Christian I rely on the holy word of God, the bible, as a guide to ethics, and morals, however not all see this the same way. Jesus Christ, his life is the model for ethics. Jesus is the Christ, he is the way. Jesus gives a guide to proper behavior and
As Christians, we tend to believe that everyone has the same worldview as us. We believe that everyone thinks the way we do leading him or her to do the right thing. We assume the best and forget the worst. However, it becomes painstakingly real that is not the case in our world today. We are constantly faced with ethical issues in our profession and everyday life. Although we would like to believe that people always do the right thing that is not the case. This reality hits us in cases like the Tuskegee study, the obedience to authority study, and the Stanford prison experiment.
But in a Christian’s religion they believe that there is a real and living God that can do everything for them, supply their needs, heal, guide and protect them. Their God can talk, hear and direct them in the right path; if they only accept and believe in him. Their religious opinions would lead them to unethical behavior and lower their ability to appreciate the cruel nature of their acts. We must turn the ethical principles to protect ourselves from narrow-minded and cruel religious practices. (Paul,
How did the earth and everything on it come into existence? This is a question, that for the Christian worldview is answered by the Bible, in Chapters 1 and 2 of Genesis. The Bible makes clear to it’s readers that God existed before anything else. The creation account in Genesis 1 splits creation into 6 days and a 7th day of rest. The first day God created the earth and Heaven as well as day and night. The second day God separated the earth from heaven to create the sky. On the third day God separated the waters on earth so there would be dry land. He created plants and trees that could bear fruit and seeds. God made theses plants so that they would be able to keep growing from the seeds that fell from them. On the fourth day God created the
My name is Asia Harvey. I am eighteen years old. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. I am a freshman in college majoring in communications. Worldview to me means how everyone in the world interprets reality. I believe everyone has a worldview and it is influenced by our ethics, morals, and family values. It can also be influenced by what we hear, what we read, what we see or who we associate with. Worldview is mostly influenced by religion and science even though, a worldview can and do change. I believe the Christian worldview deals with the belief in the Bible. It leads me to believe that God created the universe in six days and on the last day he rested and that I am God's creation put on earth to fellowship with him and govern
Defining a Christian worldview is both very important and very difficult. It is important because Jesus Christ Himself sent us into the world with a commission: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” (Matthew 28:19-20, ESV). With that commission, we need to understand how Christianity fits into all nations of the world. The reason for its difficulty is that we all have our cultural biases that we impose on our Christianity. It is not intentional, but because we do not live in a vacuum, cultural influences become part of us with every breath we take.
When it comes to living out the beliefs of the Christian worldview, the way to do so is by attempting to emulate the behaviors that Jesus displayed during his limited time on earth. This is because as Christians we are expected to live a life that mirrors his since Jesus lived a sinless life and had a perfect relationship with the Father. Trying to emulate the behavior of Christ and by virtue living out the virtues of life is based upon the examples left within the Bible. In the Bible, Christ showed how his followers were to live out his teachings in their everyday lives despite the persecution that they would face from others. Instances of this include when he told Peter not to fight the guards, when he spoke of turning one's cheek, and when
For this discussion regarding a possible terrorist attach which may harm many lives the utilitarianism approach would be to torture the captured terrorist in order for the maximum number of innocent lives to be saved of possible danger. The consequences of not doing everything possible to get the captive man to talk could mean an overall catrastophy which would lead to uneccisary deaths.
Use of the Bible in handling ethical dilemmas – As Christian, our morally right and wrongs comes from the laws and teachings of the word of God. The scripture tells us in (Romans 15:4) “For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide, we might have hope.” Reflecting and referencing the scripture, it is well doing with wisdom allowing us to choose what is ethical in the majority of our dilemmas in life
God’s graceful offer is for his faithful children who are willing to conciliate with Him; however, there have been the wicked in this society exploiting the precious gift of God for their own sakes. Being highly selfish and overly concerned about their worldly comforts, those do not hesitate to be heinous in their acts and then make their own justification for their wrongdoings, that all human-beings are sinful, and Jesus will save them all no matter what they did. Jesus, however, is righteous and intelligent enough to recognize these unconscionable strategies. In regard to such strategies, Jesus once said that, “Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’”(Matthew 7:23, the New International Version) Although most members of the human civilizations have not been righteous over the course of history, God want men to have good deeds to preclude the world from wars and hysterias. Romans 12 and the Sermon on the Mount are the two books which provide the readers the most basic and meaningful moral behaviors, which are always yearning for righteousness, not killing the others, not being maledictory, and upholding the serenity among
A worldview is a term used to describe one’s theories and beliefs about the world. “No human being lives without a worldview, but few ever give thought to what worldviews are, how they come into being, how they change and how they are held.” (Webb, p.1) Upbringing, life experiences, attitudes and morals can all have an effect on a person’s worldview and in turn, will affect how one decides to live their life every day and the choices they make. “All of us at some time ask what is real.” (DeWeese, pg. 34) Christian Worldview answers, with certainty, the questions to origin, identity, meaning/purpose, morality and destiny. When you believe the Bible to be true, you allow it to be your guide for what you say and do. –Word count 128
As I approach the end of my high school career, I start thinking if I am prepared and ready to face the next step in my life. College is known to test a man’s responsibility in order to prepare him to face the world alone. Jesuit High School has changed my life throughout the years I have attended the school. Jesuit has prepared me for college and taught me how to become a more responsible man. When I was thinking of where I should apply to high school, Jesuit was not my first option; however, coming from a family of Jesuit alumni, I knew it was the only school for me. Throughout my earlier years at Jesuit, I struggled and was miserable due to the overwhelming work and rules I was required to follow. However, I soon realized what the school was about in its mission in turning its students into men for others. I have found that Jesuit High School has transformed me educationally, has made me a more responsible man, and has taught me to be a man for others.
1. The biblical basis of Jubilee 2000’s call for the immediate canceling of all debts of HIPC’s is found in Leviticus. This bible book states that “you shall not oppress one another.” Also in the book of Leviticus in the case of someone who becomes poor and in turn to sells his possessions then his relative may redeem the possessions he sold. Or if the man has no one to redeem it but he himself becomes able to redeem it then let him count the years since the sale, and restore the remainder to the man whom he sold it, that he may return to his possessions. But if he’s not able to have it restored to himself, then what was sold shall remain in the land of him who bought it until the year of Jubilee and in the
Almost a decade ago, after I had spent a year of in a discipleship program, I adopted the mission statement: Make the next right decision, and promptly admit when I’m wrong. To me this statement encompasses everything I know about applying Christian ethics to everyday life. Motivated by love, I seek to act in holiness and justice in every choice I make, including admitting promptly when I choose wrong. To make the best decisions possible I apply a biblical perspective, and ethical evaluation toward sound reasoning in recognition of both the spiritual and natural world.