Dr. R. Peter Mason
APOL 104-B31 LUO
6 June 2016
What Is A World View?
When one think of the phrase “World View” many definitions come to mind. World view for many
may mean that it is the framework of beliefs by which a person views the world around him. (Hindson and
Caner, The Popular Encyclopedia of Apologetics:) While many others may believe that it is the way we live
our lives and the traditions we hold valuable. I truly believe world view means the outlook we have on life,
the world, and what we hold most sacred to our heart.
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The question of origin has been asked by nearly every human being, “who or what
created us, how did we get here”. To ...view middle of the document...
Once we know our origins and what it means to be human, one needs to ask what the
purpose or meaning of our existence. Many say we are only here to live our lives as we please
and once we die, that’s it. From a Christian world view on this topic would differentiate. (Jn.
17:3) "That they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent." This
is the purpose God has for us. That we may know him through the bible, and have a personal
relationship with our Christ Jesus. (Mt. 6:33) But seek first the kingdom of God and his
righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. I exist to seek God kingdom of
Some people say there is no difference between right and wrong. What may have been
wrong in the past, could be considered right in the present. But from a biblical worldview on
right and wrong we can answer through the revelation of the Holy Bible. (II Tim. 3:16) “All
Scripture is inspired by God and is profitable for teaching, for rebuking, for correcting, for
training in righteousness”. Not only do Christians need to live a morale life, but they need to
know what the bible says about what is wrong and what is right. (Acts. 5:29) But Peter and the
apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. As you can see, yes man has created
laws for humans to follow, but God has set his own laws for us before man was even created.
We as people has always at one time or another had the thought or the question about our
destiny. Destiny is something we all have in common and something we all as humans will face.
Our destiny paths however is where we become different based upon our religions. For example,
those who belong to the four largest world religions, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and
Islam, as well...