Environments within society are imperative to the outcomes of lifestyles and most importantly humanity. As stated in Romans 12-2 (NIV), “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is his good, pleasing and perfect will.” This scripture is imperative in be vital in environments both one is accustomed to and/or the one not accustomed to. The two environment for discussion involve confronting and not confronting brutal facts, which both present are in today’s society.
The first environment having experience with involves a third world country, which villages did not confront the brutal facts, where the people and the truth were not heard do to the oppression of warlords/government. The villages in multiple African countries depended on humanitarian aid to help survive deriving from bread, water and medicines. These people didn’t have the education nor knowledge to know the truth do to scares tactics and inhumane activity of warlords. The villagers only contained faith and the survival of the fittest mentality to live the only life they knew poverty.
The second environment I currently have experience with is livening in the United States, which brutal facts are ascertained and have tremendous opportunity to be heard derived from the United States Constitution. The United States Constitution derived from Christian beliefs provides opportunity for one to be heard and truths to be given or obtained. The brutal facts of sin, hate, and history are confronted with voices heard by both society and the world. The freedoms this environment provides, allows for opportunity and goals to be reached.
The contrast teaches us how to construct an environment where truth is heard by learning from other societies within environments that cannot bear the truth. According to CNN, “The solution lies in good, ethical leadership, strong and enforceable laws against corruption, severe sanctions for corruption crimes underpinned by a national culture of promoting ethics from family to national level” (Veselinovic, 2016). The environment created to give opportunity without corruption along with Christian beliefs allows for truth to be heard backed by a structured government and Constitution. Learning from mistakes and utilizing scripture to better self and society is vital in constructing a positive environment allow for truth to be heard.
The Christian Worldview helps develop this environment by trying to live by God’s world and upholding the scripture of the Bible to portray this positive environment of allowing truth to be told along with the peoples voices being heard utilizing quality ethical behavior. As David stated “The Lord reigns forever; he has established his throne for judgment. He rules the world in righteousness and judges the people with equity. The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. Those who know your name trust in you, for you, Lord have never forsaken those who seek you” (Psalm 9:7-10 NIV).
The environment justified by the Christian Worldview relates to the ethical components of the Meese and Ortmeier text by the way a society’s ethical behavior relates to the scripture. According to the text “ethics is learned sporadically from early childhood through adulthood as people acquire values and participate in societal system” (Ortmeier & III, 2010, p. 59). This is vital to the Christian Worldview in regards to the product of the environment being raised with Christian values and code of conducts. As ethics is imperative to Christians, numerous challenges are apparent in culturally diverse environments without Christian views (p.59). As stated in Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”