What is a Christian worldview?
A biblical worldview begins with God in Genesis, chapter one and verse one.
A biblical worldview requires that you know what the Word of God teaches! Everyone has a worldview whether they realize it or not. Your response to news about an abortion clinic is based upon your worldview. Your response to school shootings is based upon your worldview.
Your response to evolution is based upon your worldview. Your response to issues of life and death is based upon your worldview. Everyone has developed a "system of beliefs" and core values that they operate from.
The goal is to be sure that this "system of beliefs" is based totally on the Word of God! A Biblical worldview cannot be based upon any human system of beliefs and values.
The best way to define a worldview is "simply how you see the world". If you were to put on a pair of glasses that had "blue lenses" everything you see would be "blue".
If you were to put on a pair of glasses that had "green lenses" everything you see would be "green". The same is true for a worldview. In a biblical worldview, everything you see should be viewed through the Word of God.
If you have an atheistic worldview one that does not include God you will seek to develop an answer for every situation, issue or problem that does not include God. For example, an atheistic worldview does not allow for creation because there is no God.
From their perspective, the world came to be out of naturalistic causes, not because God created it. There are basically two worldviews. The center piece of a biblical worldview is God, while the center piece of an atheistic worldview is nature and man.
One acknowledges God while the other believes there is no God. One believes that God created the universe, while the other believes that naturalistic causes brought our world into existence. One believes that God created man, while the other believes that man came into existence through millions of years of evolution.
One believes that God has given us a moral code of ethics, while the other believes that men are to establish their own code of ethics. One believes that every man and woman has a soul, while the other believes men and women do not have a soul.
One believes that every man or woman has an eternal destiny while the other believes that either life ends at death or they believe in some system of reincarnation.
Developing a worldview has a far greater impact than you might initially think. For if you have a biblical worldview you will know how to respond to issues in the world. I have often compared a biblical worldview to building a grid.
The sample grid below does not cover all the areas in life, but it represents some of the major issues in life. As Christians we need to -- we must -- understand what the Bible has to teach in all these areas. Without a biblical understanding we have left ourselves open and vulnerable to adopting many of the false teaching and false systems of the world.
Unless you know and understand the truth, anything sounds good and reasonable. Many a person has fallen for a lie, simply because they did not know the truth. We must know and understand what the Bible has to teach in the following areas:A recent nationwide survey completed by the Barna Research Group determined that only 4 percent of Americans had a "biblical" worldview.
When George Barna, who has researched cultural trends and the Christian Church since , looked at the "born- again" believers in America, the results were a dismal 9 percent. Worldview as a Commitment.
The essence of a worldview lies deep in the inner recesses of the human self.
A worldview involves the mind, but it is first of all a commitment, a matter of the soul. It is a spiritual orientation more than it is a matter of mind alone. Worldviews are, indeed, a matter of the heart. A Christian worldview is a coherent way of seeing life, of seeing the world distinct from deism, naturalism and materialism (whether in its Darwinistic, humanistic, or Marxist forms), existentialism, polytheism, pantheism, mysticism, or deconstructionist postmodernism.
How Does The Biblical Worldview Bear On The Answer To The Question S Before The Court Developing a Biblical Worldview Understanding Worldviews David Yocum June 27, Developing a Biblical Worldview A worldview is made up of various parts.
How does the biblical worldview bear on the answer to the question(s) before the court? 3. According to the biblical worldview, do you think this is a good method for resolving disputes? A Christian worldview, on the other hand, answers the three questions biblically: 1) We are God’s creation, designed to govern the world and fellowship with Him (Genesis ; ).
2) We sinned against God and subjected the .