All individuals have their own unique cultures, attitudes, and preferences that influence their perspective towards the world. Simply put, a worldview is a detailed collection of ideologies, concepts, and theorems that make individuals construct their own unique image about the world (Aerts et al. 8-9). Importantly, worldviews influence the manner in which individuals understand various experiences in their environment.
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Christianity has a great influence in the way Christians set their morals, cultures, and attitudes towards the world. In brief, it enables Christians to construct their own unique image about the world and their role as supreme creations. Primarily, it influences their worldview. On the origin of life, Christianity influences its followers on the idea that God created all creatures in the world. Actually, Christianity espouses that there was no creature or organism during the start of creation (King James Version, Gen. 1:2). Moreover, God created human beings in His own image using clay (Gen. 2:7). In light of this, Christians do not believe in the theory of evolution.
Christianity requires human beings to have responsibility for all the world creations. Notably, human beings have the role of protecting the environment from damage and safeguarding all creations. Specifically, the bible gives various examples on the role of human beings in protecting the creation. For example, in the creation story, God gave Adam the duty of taking care of the Garden of Eden and all the animals in it (Gen. 2:15). Similarly, Balaam was punished for mistreating his donkey (Numb. 22: 28-30). Nonetheless, the bible places human beings with as superior to animals (Gen. 1:26). By human beings in protecting all animals from harm, this shows their authority over all creations.
Human beings have various roles in their existence in the world. In general, the main purpose of human beings is to serve God. Ideally, serving God entails doing various activities such as being co-creators with God. In their role as co-creators, God expects human beings to continue with his creation work by protecting the environment and taking care of animals and plants (Gen. 2:15). Nonetheless, human beings should strive at carrying out their main purpose which is to serve God and experience total fulfillment in this activity (Luke 10: 27). Actually, human beings role as co-creators is part of their service to God.
Notably, Christianity is based on the Ten Commandments. In practice, these commandments define what is right from wrong (Exodus 20:1-17). Overly, there are two classifications of the commandments, the role of Christians in fulfilling God’s will and those of their duties to human beings. In Christianity, for an action to be considered as either right or wrong, it must be able to meet the requirements of these commandments. Fundamentally, the bible states that all the commandments are based on love (Matthew 22:37). In light of this, all actions that are done for the benefit of individuals, community, and the society are right if they are based on love.
Finally, Christians believe in the resurrection of the dead and life after death. Christians believe that sinners will go to hell and those who do what is right will go to heaven. Basically, this will happen on the final day when the dead will resurrect (John 5: 25, 29-30). In this case, Christians believe that they will be rewarded for their good works on earth by going to heaven. On the contrary, those who commit evil will be punished by been cast to hell. Nonetheless, Christians believe in the forgiveness of sins once a person repents (Acts 2: 38). Actually, the bible says that all individuals have sinned before God. Therefore, according to Christianity evil doers have a chance to go to heaven once they repent and follow the biblical teachings.
Christians have a moral duty of speaking and treating all people with respect and sincerity. The manner in which Christians speak to one another should glorify God and show His manifestation in their life (Rom. 12: 2). Consequently, Christians should be polite to each other and treat everybody with respect (Eph. 5: 1-12). On the same breath, Christians should choose careers that accept and acknowledge Christian values. This implies that Christians should not engage in criminal activities and non-biblical behaviors such trafficking of drugs, robbery, or prostitution (Scott 45-50). The bible says that if a person believes and loves God, he/she should engage in activities that please God (John 14: 15-23). Consequently, Christians should only engage in professions that are in line with Christian teachings and values.
Aerts, Diederi, et al. World Views: From Fragmentation to Integration. Brussels: VUB Press, 2007. Print.
Scott, John. Basic Christianity (3rd Ed.). Downers Grove, IL: IVP Books, 2008. Print.
The Holy Bible, King James Version. New York, NY: American Bible Society, 2009. Print.