BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW ESSAY ROMANS 1–8 2Biblical Worldview Essay Romans 1–8IntroductionA worldview represents a conception of the world held by individual(s). It is derived from the socialization process that one undergoes. As a Christians we have individually have derive our worldview from the Bible. The Bible is a powerful source of information that molds and shapes our Christian beliefs about particular issues in the world. For instance, with regard to the issues of the natural world, human identity, relationships, and culture, we as Christians derive our beliefs from the book of Romans.Apostle Paul in Romans 1-8 has been instrumental in shaping our Christians’ beliefs in the four areas mentioned above. Natural WorldThe book of Romans reminds Christians about the origin of natural world. It emphasizes that God created the natural world. In Romans 1: 20, the Bible says this about natural world: “for since the creation of the world God’s Invisible qualities – His eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen.” The biblical verse portends that God reveals himself to His people through creations. Therefore, those who commit evil against nature sin against Him. As a Christians I think we will not have an excuse in the Day of Judgment because God was always around us and we never accepted Him. The practical implication of this teaching is the fact that itcreates a moral basis for handling issues on environment. I believe people will regard the natural world as secret because we believe God lives in it and the fear of the last Day of Judgment wouldshape our actions towards nature. This letter by Apostle Paul has a great impact on Christians’ ethics because it shapes our systems of beliefs and values. It is a very effective teaching that can help in resolving some of the challenges facing the natural world in the modern society we live in. It offers a set of beliefs that can actually be used in management of our nature.
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In Paul letter to the Romans he provides for us a biblical view of creation, which is our natural world, our human identity as it relates to God, human relationship and how it should be understood and culture. He shows us God’s love for all mankind, regardless of nationality or cultural background through His saving grace found in Jesus Christ. He grants salvation to all by faith in His son, with no favoritism or partiality. Man is incapable of saving himself, it is not earned through his works or good deeds, it’s only found by faith in Christ. It is essential for us today to have a clear and proper biblical understanding of our Creator,…show more content…
But, since the inception of sin, our physical and spiritual image has been marred and our fellowship with God was broken. We were born with an identity problem, because we are descendants of Adam and Eve who sinned, and their act of independence passed down from generation to generation. In Romans 1:21-24, these people knew God, but their hearts and minds had become darkened and they reveled in wickedness. They thought of themselves to be wise, however they were fools. They even exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like mortal man, birds and animals and snakes. They distorted the image of their Creator and God gave them over to their sinful desires and the lust of their own hearts. Man will never fully understand his true identity until he comes to a saving knowledge of who Christ is and what He has done for him. Only then will his eyes be open and his new identity revealed.
Human Relationships Our human relationships with each other can be challenging because of sin and its tendencies to put strife between us. God intended for man and woman to be fruitful and multiply, to dwell in peace, love and unity. We are to love and forgive one another, and not stand in judgment against each other. Show kindness to our enemies even those who oppose God. For God is love. However, that changed after sin entered our world. Man began to do what was pleasing and right in his own eyes. Sin took man so far from