S1 Taylor S Ogedi Omenyinma THEO 104-D77 Biblical Worldview Essay Introduction A worldview is described how we perceive the world. However, a biblical worldview is based upon the framework or ideas and beliefs of the individual and how they interpret the world and interact with it. “God created man in his image; in the divine image he created him; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27, The New American Bible). While having the image of God we are to be truthful, honest, love and have compassion for one another. We should also obtain the wisdom that God provided us and never be fooled by others with deceiving ways. While I continue my journey throughout life as a Catholic, I hope with God’s prayer and blessings that I am able to graduate with a Bachelors in Graphic Design and Business Management. In order to be successful within my vocation I plan to treat others how I want to be treated and always remain truthful and honest. Example #1 Business Management and Christianity are related by truthfulness, honesty, judgement, and consequences. After graduating I plan to have enough experience in the business field working in companies where I feel as if I will gain the most experience. By that time I plan to have enough money saved so I can open my own sneaker store. While owning a business, I am I will encounter situations where my employees will have a hard time maintaining my store or being polite with customers. In addition, I may encounter employees who will try to steal from me. If I encounter these situations they will deal with the consequences. Some of these consequences will be in the form of the employees being fired, or issued warnings. As a business S2 owner I will have to treat my employees in a fair and respectable manner. “Do to others as you would have them do to you” (Luke 6:31, The New American Bible). While reading this Bible verse I will remember that if you treat others with respect, give them love and honesty they will do the same for you. According to Towns, “While being a business owner I would also like to give back and give away shoes to the children within my community and raise awareness that even though we own businesses throughout America we are still able to give back and give other people the luxury of things we have that they do not. As a Christian, there are many ways to cherish God and be as the same image of God and do things in the right way as he would do. Example #2 Business Management and Christianity is similar because of honesty. Being honest and showing you are honest can go a long way with different people you encounter in life. Owning your own business requires you to be honest within your company, employees and customers. “He who walk uprightly is safe, but he whose ways are crooked falls into the pit” (Proverbs 28:18, The New American Bible). Being honest and truthful is very important when owning your own business. You do not want to steal money from your own company or steal customer’s information for your own benefit. Doing so lowers your standards and your character. Creating a friendly and loving environment within your business is a good way to let your customers and employees know that you are a welcoming person and you have good intentions. On the other hand, you cannot be fooled by others that will want to use your good intentions against you. God wants His flesh and blood to treat others how He would treat them. As a Christian, we should try our best to teach others good values and show them the correct way to conduct a business. Therefore, as Christians we should always improve our relationship with God to grow closer to him. S3 Conclusion Furthermore, I believe my degree of choice and Christianity are closely related. Being a Christian, we too have to follow God’s plan and listen to His word. According to Towns, “Christianity is an ongoing relationship with God” (59). We have to maintain a close relationship with God like we maintain a close relationship with our careers. God does not place things on us to make us stray away from Him. God gave us the Bible and His word to make sure we read it and understand the guidelines he set in place for us. In fact, “The Christian must form good habits that please God and lead to godliness” (Towns). Ultimately, it is up to ourselves to listen to the word of God and live by His word. Works Cited Towns, Elmer. Core Christianity [What is Christianity all about?]. Tennessee: S4 AMG Publishers, 2007. Print. The New American Bible. Ed. Stephen J. Hartdegen, Christian P. Ceroke, Patrick Cardinal O’Boyle, James Cardinal Hickey, Daniel E. Pilarcyzk. Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1987. Print.
Biblical Worldview Essay
All men are created equal. This belief is the foundation to our country and the foundation to the belief that if God loves one, He must love all. As a Christian this is part of the doctrine of the Bible that I try my hardest to uphold. My goal in life is to be an Elementary School teacher that specializes in special needs. In order to be a great teacher, I have to treat every student with respect, care and kindness. To be effective as a teacher I have to insure that all students understand that they are created in the image of God and that makes them wonderfully special.
According to Genesis 1:27, God created mankind in his own image and we understand this to mean that God loves all people the same. As a teacher I have the opportunity to show Gods love through my actions. Specializing in special needs will place me with students that may have been made to feel like they are social outcasts or less important than others. I see this as an opportunity for me to up hold my belief that since God is love, He must also be compassion. Compassion would be my showing understanding with the situation that all students may find themselves in, be it mental, physical or emotional. I can be loving and kind and set myself apart by not being judgmental. “Compassion is …a gentle stream of tenderness and concern for another person's need.” (Bright, 2013) My job as a teacher will be to put my students’ needs above my own and honestly, I couldn’t think of a better way to show Gods love. I believe that the best way for me to serve God is to be the best teacher to my ability. Since all children are created in the image of God, I will be sure to treat them with love, compassion, serenity and kindness.
Another belief held by Christians is that being made in Gods image, we have a duty to uphold His commands. One of these commands is to be a steward to what God has given us. The definition of a...