CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW ESSAY INSTRUCTIONS
Romans and the Christian Worldview
Rationale: The apostle Paul authored Romans toward the end of his third missionary journey, about A.D. 57. He addressed this letter specifically to the Christians in Rome. At the time, the church in Rome consisted of Jewish and Gentile believers with Gentile Christians in the majority. Paul wrote to the Christians in Rome in order to address specific concerns and challenges they were facing. While Romans was an occasional letter (not a systematic theology), Paul presents the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a very systematic fashion. The Gospel is actually the overarching theme of Romans as Paul spells this out in his programmatic statement in 1:16?17. As the systematic presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, Romans is foundational to the biblical/Christian worldview.
Assignment: In this Turabian formatted 750?1000-word essay, you will articulate how Paul?s argument in Romans is foundational to the biblical/Christian worldview. Recognizing that Romans is not a systematic theology and does not contain all the essential truths that are relevant to a worldview, consider how the Apostle Paul articulates truths that are foundational to the biblical worldview. The goal of this assignment is to defend the biblical worldview in contemporary culture while interacting with the book of Romans.
It must be typed in 12-point Times New Roman font. You must include major headings. Include a cover page that contains the title of your essay, your name, course and section number, and date.
Your essay must address the following components:
o What does Romans inform us regarding Creation?
o Natural creation
o Humanity/human nature
? Sin: What are the consequences of sin?
? Salvation: What does Romans teach about Salvation?
o The nature and mission of Jesus Christ
o Justification by faith
o Sanctification/life empowered by the Holy Spirit
? Eschatology: What does Romans teach about God?s ultimate goals?
? Ethics: How are Christians to live in this world?
? Theology: What does Romans teach about the nature and attributes of God?
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