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The evolution worldview and the creation worldview have a

significant impact on the way someone views the value of human
life. If we look at the way evolution seems to value human life, it is
not very high. I would venture to say that if evolution were true
there would be no value to human life. When we look at the
creation worldview this by its very presupposition is created by
life. Evolution presupposes no supernatural transcendent being.
Creation is all about a supreme being and his revelation to his
creation. For the module this week I thought it was really
important to talk about creation being purposive and about
evolution being non-purposive. When we talk about purpose in
correlation with the value of human life it is vital. I believe
everyone has a hunger and a need to know that they have a
purpose. Ultimately creation reveals with clarity our purpose in
serving Christ. “The purpose of this enlightenment is that through
the church the multifaceted wisdom of God should now be
disclosed to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly realms.
This was according to the eternal purpose that he accomplished in
Christ Jesus our Lord.”(Eph.3:10-11 NET) What I am trying to say
is that value is closely related to purpose. Without this sense of
purpose in our life value becomes weak. A humanistic style of
living leaves a person lost and searching.



Knowing the cultural and historical background of the New
Testament is very important in understanding God's word. This
comes into play when we are applying hermeneutic methodology
to God's special revelation. It is very important that we have an
understanding of how God chose to reveal his truth in that place
and time of historical significance. We need to continually remind
ourselves that Scripture was written for us not to us. We all are
living in a different place and time as all of the New Testament
was written between A.D. 45 to approximately A.D. 100. We need
to have some knowledge and understanding of God's word in order
to defend it and be prepared to give an answer. “But set Christ
apart as Lord in your hearts and always be ready to give an answer
to anyone who asks about the hope you possess.”(1 Peter 3:15
NET) It is necessary to keep in mind that we need to allow the
Holy Spirit to guide us in our studies. Understanding the language
barriers of the translation process and the culture at that time will
allow many to better explain any questions that might arise from
others’ ignorance. The New Testament is a living book that
continues to provide answers in the present as well as questions
that we might have about the past. Culture definitely plays a part
today in our lives every day as we are blessed to see here in
America with so much diversity. People are proud of their culture
and the Bible illustrates the magnitude that culture has had on
people from the beginning. Most importantly it reveals truth that is
unmatched.