A worldview is often defined simply as how someone views the world, but it is more than just the way one views the world. My definition of a worldview is the overall perception or interpretation that a person has on the world based on ones beliefs that is the foundation of which one lives life. The Question of Origin “How did life begin? ” and “How did mankind come into existence? ” Life began when the world was formless and empty (Genesis 1:1-2) by our Creator God.
God was the creator of the world and he created mankind in his image (Genesis 1:27). The Question of Identity What does it mean to be human? ” and “Are Humans more important than animals? ” Humans were created in the image of God. Humans were to be the rulers over all the creatures of the Earth (Genesis 1:26) and God placed Adam and Eve in the Garden to care for it (Genesis 2:15). The Question of Meaning/Purpose “Why does mankind exist? ” The purpose of mankind is to have a personal and intimate relationship with God through Jesus Christ who was sent to Earth to save us of our sins (Genesis 3:16-17) and (John 17:3). The Question of Morality or Ethics “What is right and wrong? ” and “How should I live?
The Word of God is the truth which makes it the right way to live by and the foundation of what is right and wrong (John 17:17) and (John 10:35). God is the foundation of morality. The Question of Destiny “Is there life after death? ” and “What will happen to me when I die? ” There is life after death, but there are two different places that one can live their eternal life after death (Roman 6:23). Eternal life can be spent in Heaven or in the fire pits of Hell. God determines whether we live eternal life in Heaven or Hell; when he judges us based on our lives on earth (2 Corinthians 5:10).
The Biblical worldview influences everything that you do. The first thing the biblical worldview should influences you to treat others in a polite and respectful way (Luke 6:31). The biblical worldview influences me to be kind to others just how I would want others to be kind and considerate towards me even if they are not. The second scenario that is influenced by the biblical worldview is how I might vote in a local or national election. This is so because I base my votes on my ethical and moral values that are taught in the Bible.