Christian Worldview Essay

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A worldview is a set of beliefs that a person has that shapes their behavior and how they view the world. It is “an individual’s or group’s perceptual framework” (Johnson, Hill, & Cohen, 2011, p.2). The Christian worldview is like no other because it does not try to pretend that humans are perfect and should be appalled at their behavior or thoughts. According to the Christian worldview, mankind is sinful in nature and there is nothing that can be done to change that. The grace and base in this worldview comes from knowing that the God that created mankind has so much love for it that he sent his only son to die and bear the punishment in place of man so that man would be restored from sin and live an everlasting life with him. This paper…show more content…
There are many aspects to this that are important: humanity’s purpose was to have dominion over God’s creations, the animals and the earth, humanity was also made to walk with and worship God and to obey His commands. Genesis 2:29-31, speaks about God granting every fish, bird, and land roaming creature to man. God gave all the plants and seed-bearing crop to man for food. God also gave man the gift of work, a good thing that produces food and purpose. God walked with Adam and Eve, the first humans, in the Garden of Eden and spoke with them. They had no knowledge of evil and were naked with no shame. God told them to not eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. Eve was corrupted by the serpent in the Garden of Eden to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil. She convinced Adam to also eat from the tree and they were immediately ashamed of their nakedness. In doing this, they disobeyed God and caused the fall of mankind which is the root of all human problems. Humans were then exposed to the knowledge of evil and were sinners by nature from then on. “What Adam and Eve transmitted to their descendants was human nature wounded by their own first sin and therefore deprived of original holiness and justice” (Lee & Theol, 2014). Because humans have knowledge of evil and a sinful nature, poor choices are made. Jesus God knew that man now had knowledge of evil and a sinful nature but he still loved man despite this. After God made many

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