APOL 104 World View Essay

Submitted By JoBieger05
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A worldview is our response to our heart; intellect, emotion, and will. When I think of a worldview I think of just that; how I view the world. I see things differently than someone else in the same room would. Weider & Gutierrez illustrate it with a professor handing our different colored lenses to his class. Each person saw things a different color through the lens. And that is how different people view the world. (Weider & Gutierrez, 51)


1)When thinking of origin I think of the beginning. “In the beginning…” Genesis 1:1. God created everything in that week. He created the Heavens and Earth; the moon, stars, sea, mountains, etc. He also created a man in His own image (Genesis 2:7).

2)Who are we? That is where identity comes into play. Weider & Gutierrez ask “Are humans more important than animals?” God created man above the animals. But, man was created lower than the angels (Psalm 8:5). Both man and woman were created in the image of God. And God appointed man to be the caretaker of the animals (Genesis 2:15).

3)Why does man exist? Theists believe that mankind exists to know God. (Weider & Gutierrez). Traditional Judaism teaches that mankind is to serve and love the Lord (Deuteronomy 11:13). In Christianity the purpose is that we may know the one and true God (John 17:3).

4)Morality; what is moral? What is right today may not be right for tomorrow according to Weider & Gutierrez. Relativism teaches that truth is dependent upon the person or society and could change. In Judaism, man is in the right relationship with God through good works (Exodus 20:6). People are morally neutral. They can do good or evil.

5)Destiny; what happens to me when I die? Is there life after death. That has always been a question that worried me while I was growing up. I was very worried I was going to die, but once I became a Christian my fears went away and I knew that if I did die I would be in Heaven. The Naturalist is not concerned about life after death. They