Biblical Worldview Essay

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THEO 201-B39

Biblical Worldview Essay
As we look back on history we can see that human beings have made great strides as well as suffered many setbacks in our development of fundamental doctrines and/or beliefs by which we live and view the world. These foundational beliefs have provided the framework for which all civilizations preserve, cooperate, and govern their way of life. Certainly throughout history, the spread of Christian theology and doctrine has been influential in establishing and developing a deeply rooted theistic and biblical worldview foundation; thus being the center of much debate. In light of the various views within Christian theology, we will focus specifically on doctrine that is foundational to the Christian
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The God who began a good work within us continues it throughout our lifetime and will finish it on the day when Jesus Christ returns. (Philippians 1:6). Unable to plan our own course, a godly man’s path is established by God, who delights in every step of our lives (Psalm 37:23; Jeremiah 10:23). Jesus promises his disciples that the Father will send the Holy Spirit; who will live within us, never leave us, and help us remember his words (John 14:16, 17, 26). Peter tells us in order to follow Christ and receive the Holy Spirit, we must repent of our sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of our sins (Acts 2: 38). Scripture affirms that God’s will is being carried out in our lives and in all things, therefore supporting the doctrine of God’s providence. Now that we can clearly see how God interacts with his creation, we can focus on identifying connections between God’s ultimate will and our call to work according to his Word in Scripture. Before the 16th century the word “vocation” (from the Latin word vocatio meaning “a call, summons”) was used in reference to the “call” by God to an individual, and more specifically to the “vocation” of the ministry or priesthood. Martin Luther was the first person to place a particular emphasis on vocations to include secular occupations. Behind the idea of vocation is the belief that God has created each person with unique gifts and skills that point toward a specific purpose

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