Biblical worldview is grounded in the bible and allowing it to set all aspects of culture and life. Humans believing in the bible are required to take biblical assumptions when approaching emerging technologies, arts, human behavior economic theory, theology, international relations, and medical science. A biblical worldview is culturally literate it involves complete love for God, through discerning and thinking deeply about his word. Biblical worldview is rooted in hope while approaching life and the world. Biblical hope is in Christ who is the sustainer and redeemer of the human history. Christian believers should not despair because they have hope in Christ Jesus (Stone street, 2017).
The Question of Origin – (How did life begin? How did humankind come into existence?)
The book of genesis 1:27 explains that God created man both female and male in the image of God. John 1:2-three states that life began with God who was the word and that the word was God in the beginning. Colossians 1:16 states that it is through God that all things were created. God breathed life in the nostrils of the man he had created to make him a living being (Walvoord, 2017).
The Question of Identity – (What does it mean to be human? Are humans more important than animals?)
Human are creatures created in the image of God bearing essential personalities such as intellect, mind, senses, feelings and will. Humans are more important than animals because they are the only ones among all creatures given the ability to make moral choices. The qualities enable man to commune with God and be morally responsible for their actions (Walvoord, 2017).
The Question of Meaning/Purpose – (Why does humankind exist? Why do I exist?)
Humankind exists to love and serve God to display the plan of God in his creation. Man created man to inhabit the earth and possess it. God intended man to enjoy creations of God, rule over earthly creatures, work, care, and cultivate his creation. Man was created to know God and commune with him. God expects man to obey his commandments, live by faith and glorify God (Reinke, 2015).
The Question of Morality – (What is meant by right and wrong? How should I live?).
Man has feelings and senses resembling those of God. He has the ability to make personal moral choices. The senses and wisdom from God tells man what is right or wrong.
The Question of Destiny – (Is there life after death? What will happen to me when I die?)
There is life after death. When all types of people die, their bodies separate with the soul. When the saved die, they go to the Lord’s presence. Jesus told the thief on the cross that he will be with him in paradise (Luke 23:43). I Thessalonians 4:16 emphasizes that there is a promise of a resurrection for believers. In 1 Corinthians 15:51-55,it is clear that human bodies will be raised from the grave and turned into an imperishable form that do not decay or wear out. The souls of the unbeliever begins experiencing eternal punishment. Their souls are sent to hell and stays in conscious eternal toment Luke 16:19-31 1. (The people of the United Methodist Church, 2017).
How might/should a biblical worldview influence the way you think about, treat, and speak to others on a daily basis?
The believe that God created man in his image, makes all people worthy of honor and respect.
Thus, human beings should reflect Godliness in their actions. They should treat others with love and care to emulate Jesus. We should treat others with respect and be polite as we speak.
Interacting with the environment and non-human creation?
God has given man dominion over all creation in the earth. Human beings should care for the environment around them and protect non-human creation. Man has a responsibility to control and rule animals in the land. It I important to know that God provides for his creation through growing plants for them to feed on (Slick, 2008).