How we view the world, that is objectively look at and consider all that is happening around us shapes all our actions. – Mike
The above picture is from an article in the New Indian Express dated 26th April 2020, with the title The world to end in 30 years? Within the opening paragraph is the only substantial evidence if one can call it that to support the headline; An Australian think-tank has predicted that human civilization as we know it will come to an end in 2050. The end is indeed nigh. The picture more than the doom and gloom of the article got me thinking about how two people can look at the same thing and see something completely different all because their worldviews are not based on the same ideals.
Literally, of course, worldview is how a person views the world. A person’s worldview consists of the values, ideas, or the fundamental belief system that determines his attitudes, beliefs, and ultimately, actions. Typically, this includes his view of issues such as the nature of God, man, the meaning of life, nature, death, and right and wrong. – Focus on the Family
In the “world” we have six main Worldviews (see Ligonier Article below) predominant today apart from a Biblical or Christian Worldview. The bible however only teaches us two worldviews; God’s and man.
With so much stuff out there, (much of it junk) it is SO IMPORTANT for anyone claiming to be a “Christian” and for those learning about Christianity to understand what a True Biblical Worldview is.
I have attached some articles to help:
First Test Your Knowledge:
Value of a Biblical Worldview – Worldview Quiz
Biblical Worldview – From a bible study I conducted back in 2010
“Why do so many Christians not have a consistently biblical worldview?” – GotQuestions.org
What Is a Worldview? – Ligonier Ministries
Competing Worldviews Influence Today’s Christians – Barna Research
Is a Biblical Worldview Optional? – Answers in Genesis
How a Biblical Worldview Shapes the Way We Teach Our Children – Dr. Timothy Jones
Worldviews & World Religions (MP3 Lecture Series) – James White
How Your Theology Shapes Your Worldview – Michael Horton
The Importance Of A Biblical Worldview – Allen Turner
Recommended Download ebook
Inerrancy and Worldview – Vern S. Poythress