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Worldview Essay

Part 1
What is a Worldview?
A worldview is a person’s core beliefs. It comprises of “one's collection of presuppositions, convictions and values from which a person tries to understand and make sense out of the world and life” (MacArthur, 2006). Weider and Gutierrez (2011), sums up worldview as “1. A personal philosophy of life 2. A framework a person brings to decision making 3. A filter or lens which a person uses to interpret life and the world around them”. (p. 51). Essentially, a worldview is a combination of what worldly individuals believe to be true that ultimately becomes the driving force behind every emotion, decision and action.

Part Two
The Question of Origin: How Did Life Begin? How Did Mankind
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Accordingly, “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain”. Daniel 12:2 tells us that the people sleeping in the earth shall wake not just the saved but the unsaved. There will be a resurrection of the just and the unjust and both will be judged. Dr. Charles Stanley posit, “you can stand on the beach with a title wave coming at you and say I don’t believe it’s coming … that doesn’t stop the water”. There is no way to make it without the blood of Jesus.
Part Three
How might/should a biblical worldview influence the way you?
John 17: 15-16 states how we are not of this world, instead, it does acknowledge we are part of this world. We should not hide and separate ourselves from others. We are the salt of the earth and with any meal you make you mix salt in with the other ingredients. We have to be known by our love one for another and speak and treat everyone we meet with the love of Christ.
Treat/interact with the environment and non-human creation.
How we treat and interact with the environment and non-human creation is supported by the biblical command to "subdue" the earth and "have dominion" over all living things (Genesis 1:28). The opening verses of Genesis contains several ideas about the natural world and our place in it and clearly tells us that God is the source of all life and that creation is good. Specifically, Genesis 1:28 and 2:15 commands that human beings preserve and protect the earth and its creatures. Historically, Adam and Eve’s
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