There was a time in my life when I saw life from the eyes of a child. I played as a child and I understood as a child, but one day I begin to see the world in a different view. Things around me became a reality and I realize that I was no longer just a child but a human being. A human being created with a purpose which changed my perception of the world. These changes brought about a difference in my actions and decisions. The three major components of my Christian worldview are my beliefs concerning God, Reality and Human Nature because these beliefs distinguish my worldview from other worldviews and have a profound impact on my life, actions and decisions.” God in dateless time existed from all eternity and brought into existence the heavens and the earth and originally made all things therein. (Dake, 2007). Everything was in darkness until God moved on the face of the earth. God is a triune being. He is God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
He is the author and the finisher of all things, the universe, heaven and earth, human being and material things. God is the ultimate Supreme Being. God is so supreme that even after he destroyed the earth during the rule of Satan, He re-created the earth and created man in his image blow into his nostrils, man became a living soul and then he placed him in a garden. He established the sun, moon and the stars and put them in their proper place. There was a time in my life when I really did not know God, but God is a reality. God’s Word is the ultimate reality. The nature of reality is found in the scripture which is divine revelation of God. In the Book of John 8:32 Jesus says “you will know the truth and the truth will set you free (God’s Word). John 17:17 says to sanctify them (which is Christians) in God’s truth for God’s Word is truth (God’s Word). Reality is that we as individual were born in the world in sin and shaped in iniquity.
Man was born needing a savior, to be redeemed back to God. Because of one man’s disobedient mankind was cursed and because of another man’s obedience we have been redeemed. All truth is given by revelation of the most High God and we must receive the truth of the Word. Jesus says that when the Spirit of Truth shall come, which proceeded from the Father, he shall lead you into all truth. Reality is we are human being formed by God in his image. God created man with physical, spiritual and eternal life. He gave man dominion over His creation. Man is a form of God in soul (mind, intellect, emotion, etc.), spirit (the image of God) and is housed in a physical body. God made man in the image and likeness of Himself. Human nature is defined by God. It is the nature of man to worship, communion and fellowship with God, but man’s nature was tainted by the fall of man. The fall separated God from man and man lost his communion and fellowship with God (Isa 59:2)
God created us with a purpose and as humans he value us to the point that he gave his only begotten son to save us from eternal damnation. There are others who have a different worldview than the Christian. The distinction between my Christian worldview and others are: I believe in a supernatural God, I believe that God formed man from the dust of the ground and our human nature was to worship and praised Him, I believe that God created the Heaven and the earth. Other worldview believe that man evolved into a human being and some don’t believe that God is who he say that he is. Naturalism believe that all reality is natural and not supernatural Secular Humanism believes that there is no God in Heaven watching over things and the Pantheism believe there is no value, meaning or purpose to human existence. (Cosgrove. 2006). But what others believe does not affect what I believe. What I believe about my Christian worldview has a powerful impact on the decision and actions of my life.
My Christian worldview has an influence on how I live my life. It affects my daily walk in life, the love that I have, the peace that surpasses my understanding and the joy that gives me strength. My worldview determines my actions, how I treat others around me, the helping of others in need and my sharing the good news with those who are still lost. It also affects the decisions that I make in life. I gave my life to Christ and accept his dying on the cross for my sin, I realized that I could not pay the price, but God had already made provision.
Through the discovery of my Christian worldview, I have learned that the decisions that I have made, my actions and my life have been in according with the changes in my life from a child and my acknowledgement of reality. Because I believe, these beliefs have distinguished my worldview from other people worldviews which affects their lives differently. My life has been profoundly impacted by my belief in God, reality and human nature.
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