Christian Worldview And The Natural World

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Introduction/Thesis In today’s society, there are many factors that contribute to worldviews. People look at life differently and draw conclusions based on their experiences. A Christian worldview is how a Christian interprets the world and how they decide to interact with others. In a letter to Rome, the Apostle Paul communicates standards that are essential to the Christian worldview. In his correspondence, Paul conveys how certain aspects of a worldview relate to the natural world, human identity, human relationship and culture. As we learn these underlying ideas that shape our worldview, it is important to remember we are God created and as humans our Christian worldview is accomplished through our Creator God, the Spirit of God, the word of God, and the body of God which is His church. God in all His glory affects how we interpret and interact with others. The Natural World In the first chapter of the book of Romans, Paul teaches that people know God because He reveals his very existence in the world he created. In creation God reveals His power and authority over all things. Paul describes the sinful and wicked state the world is in. (NLT, Rom.1:19-23) Through Paul’s eyes, we are able to see how the sinful nature of man has corrupted the natural world and angered God. When we learn these truths, we understand that, even though we live in a sinful world, we do not have to submit to sin. Paul reveals in his letter that the power of God at work in us saves those who
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