Forming a Biblical Worldview

1. What is God like?

  • He is the Creator, the source of life, the only God.
  • He is a Spirit.
  • He has a Son Jesus, who is also called the image of God and the Word of God.
  • He sent Jesus to save us.
  • He is all-powerful. (All people, angels, and everything/everyone else only have borrowed power.)
  • He is loving (and the source of love!).

2. What does God say about people?

  • We are created in His image (I believe mentally/spiritually, since God is not physical).
  • We have all sinned/done wrong.
  • We have the gift of eternal life through Jesus, if we believe Him.

3. What does God say about suffering?

  • Suffering and death exist because there is sin in the world. (whole chapter Romans 5)
  • In some cases, suffering is for us to be refined to be like Jesus, and partake in His glory forever. “..Heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. … For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.”— Romans 8:17–18, 29
  • God works all things for good to those who love Him, and nothing can separate us from His love! “We know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. … For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”— Romans 8:28–39
  • There will be no suffering in heaven. “God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”— Revelation 21:4

4. What is God’s will for us to do?

  • First we believe Jesus as Savior.
  • We do everything in love for God and others.
  • We live morally pure.
  • We gain eternal rewards by serving and giving to others.
  • We value all human life, and believe life starts at conception.
  • We value marriage as created by God — one man and one woman, for life.

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