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A worldview can be interpreted in many different ways because a world view is determined by the viewer, and everyone views the world differently. According to the text book “Consider” by Dr. Lew Weider and Dr. Ben Gutierrez a worldview is described in three ways. First being a person philosophy of life, the way they look at life as a whole. Secondly A worldview can be seen as a lens or a filter from which we view and interpret the world around us. Certain things in our lives may change our perspective therefore changing our lens or views of the world. Thirdly it’s the frame work a person brings to decision making. Either it be from real life experiences, learned behaviors or even from the heart. According to James W. Sire’s book “The Universe Next-door” suggests that it’s just not about rational decision making but it also is about the nature of our hearts. Sometimes our decisions are based on what are heart feels rather than the logical decision.

The question on origin in a biblical/Christian worldview is that everything came from God and not man. As Genesis 1:1 states “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth, therefore God created it all. In 2 Peter Moses talks about the world is not in a prophets words for the word came from the “Holy Spirit.” In the Christian worldview God created all things and therefore all things come from God the Father.

The Question of identity from a Christian worldview is that God created man and woman in His image. Each and every one of us was created for a purpose, His purpose. God made man to care for the earth and all living things on earth. Psalms 8:5-8. These verses show that god created us lower than the angels but above everything else, putting us in charge of what’s below us.

The question of meaning/purpose asks “Why does mankind exist?” or “Why do I exist?” In a Christian worldview the answer is simple. We…...

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