Biblical Worldview Essay

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Biblical Worldview
Benjamin M. Phelps
Liberty University

My essay will explain the Biblical Christian worldview, as it is presented in the book of Genesis chapters one through eleven. A biblical worldview is based on the infallible Word of God. I will discuss what the Word of God teaches us about the natural world, human identity, human relationships, and civilization. It will answer some of life’s difficult questions: “Where did we come from? How did we get here? What is my purpose here? Who am I? Is there a God?” All of these will be answered with the Old Testament, which is where I derive my worldview from.
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God spoke each of them into existence. This tells us that there is a God, and he created everything in our natural world, including us. We gain that creation was instantaneous, and completed exactly by Gods plan. According to Genesis “on the seventh day God ended his work which he had done, and he rested on the seventh day.” God makes the day holy, as it says “Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it.” (Gen 2:3) We attend church on the seventh day of the week, Sunday.

The second and third chapters of Genesis describes Gods creation of man and woman, and their first temptation and fall. The foundation of our human identity is formed there. God formed man from the dust of the ground, and as Genesis states “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life." (Gen 2:7)  The Lord named this first man Adam. This clearly dismisses the theory of evolution, as man was created in a single day by the Lord. God knew that man should not be alone, so the Lord said “I will make him a helper comparable to him.” (Gen 2:18) The Lord then put Adam into a deep sleep, and remove one of his ribs. From the rib God made woman. The Bible reads “She shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man.” (Gen 2:23)
Man’s sinful nature would soon be found. The serpent, Satan himself, would soon tempt Eve in the garden. Eve, ate the fruit from the forbidden tree. The first sin, and the root of all sins, can be found in this moment. Eve “saw the tree was good for food,” and it was “pleasant to the eyes,” and “desirable to make one wise.” (Gen 3:6) The importance to this verse is the idea behind the sin itself, the why. Her eating the fruit for food is a sin of the flesh, while eating it because it looks good is a sin of the eyes, like lust. The third reason she ate of the fruit, to become wise, was a sin of pride. She to put it plainly, wanted to be like God. Pride, lust, and sins of the flesh, are at the root of many sins. This sin established a separation between man and God, which would not be overcome until the death of Jesus Christ. God clothed them both, for they now see each other as naked. The first moral rule of wearing clothes is established. A new thing called death is also brought upon mankind. Man’s relationships with other people will never be same.
Our battle with sins, our moral absolutes, begins here. Humans now know the difference between good and evil. What would life be like had Eve not eaten the fruit? How would our earth look, and how would our relationships together be?
Man will continue to sin, and the race toward destruction is on. Abel, the son of Adam and Eve, will be killed by his very own...

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