Christ in Discipleship

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Biblical Worldview Essay Kristen F. Hardin Liberty University Thesis & Introduction
The whole world is guilty before the sovereign God. A few characteristics of God are that He is perfect, fair, and wholly equipped to judge our lives accordingly. In Paul’s third letter to the Jews and gentiles in Rome, Paul emphasizes that we are all sinners and not worthy to be in or near the presence of God; however, through the sanctifying work of redemption through Christ Jesus’ death and resurrection this is now possible for anyone who believes in Him through faith. Paul expresses in his letter how Christians should live their life out through faith; although this is not an exhaustive list, it does place heavy emphasis on love. Natural World
Paul’s biblical worldview, especially in this epistle gives the reader valuable insight into the natural world around us. Paul mentions in Romans 1:20, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature- have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse” (New International Version, 1989). The world is without excuse because God has revealed Himself to everyone through creation. This is evident in what we still see today in the natural world. Sinner and Christian are without excuse in the acknowledgement of God’s existence and attributes. Paul’s letter to the Romans provides the reader valuable insight into his biblical worldview and how it aligns to the nature of a sinful world.
Paul notes in Romans, 1:21-23, that many have acknowledged God; however, refuse to glorify him as God and show gratitude for his blessings. He goes on to say in these verses that many have claimed to become wise; however, they have replaced God with idols (N.I.V, 1989). Consequently, Paul…...

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