3. Express how your understanding of the origin of the universe impacts your worldview, specifically your view of God, of humanity, and responsibility to care for the earth. Understanding that the origin of the universe was created by God, doesn’t change my worldview. God sacrificed so much for us and is an essential component of the Christian worldview. I view God as our one true ruler who created the world for us. He sent his one and only Son to die on the cross for our sins. In the book of Genesis, it tells the story of Adam and Eve, and their betrayal to God which led to the original sin. Many believe that the original sin committed by Adam and Eve was eating from the one tree God said not to however, this is not the case. According to author Rich Deem in his article, “Original Sin - Are We Condemned by the Sin of Adam and Eve?”, he states that “…the original sin was disobedience, mistrust, and disloyalty against God,” (Deem, 2006). We must respect the earth that God has graciously made for us to enjoy. According to in class lecture Professor Sharpe there are four sources that the Christian worldview turn to for their belief in God, one being that God’s spirit reveals hope, love, and happiness to our heart, soul, and mind. As humans we have a desire for more than the
material world, we desire the immaterial where only God’s love is satisfactory. The origin of the universe has helped me view God as my only savior, who restores faith in humanity. As God’s children we have a responsibility to care for the earth and spreads God’s word and love to those who need to hear it. -Breana Barnes My understanding of the origins of the earth promotes my worldview based upon the idea that I believe god created earth and its inhabitants. It helps influence me because I personally believe that we are here to spread kindness and love while preserving earth for the generations to come. I think my worldview may be different if I didn't believe God did what he did, but since I do it helps keep me on track to give others what god gave me. He gave me a chance on earth to help those in need and promote wellness where as my ideal worldview on christianity is to leave the world better than I found it and leave a lasting impact on those around me through kindness and staying true to my ethic and morals. -Gage Gardner There are three major views of God’s good work. Within the three views are sub views also. The Young Earth View, the Old Earth View, and the Theistic Evolution View. The young earth view holds that the universe was created by God in six 24-hour days with Ken Ham and his ministry being advocate of this view. The old earth view believes that biblical account of creation was an extended historical event with creation days being long period. They believe life appeared in stages as God gave the commands. They agree with findings and mainstream science that the universe and earth are billions of years old with Hugh Ross and his ministry being the main advocate of this view.
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