What is a Worldview?

A worldview is a paradigm which influences the way one looks at the world.  Your worldview is the philosophy of life that you use to interpret everything.  You may respond by saying “I do not have a worldview” to which you would be wrong.  We all have a worldview which naturally flows from our life experiences and influences.  Understanding the existence of different worldviews explains life in a brand new way.  Differing worldviews explain divisions, disagreements, and the existence of different political and social groups of people.

With this in mind, the big question that needs to be asked at this point is this: Are all worldviews equally valid? Is one way of looking at the world better than another?  The answer is yes.  In a post-modern world where everyone’s beliefs are expected to be welcomed as true, Christians must affirm the existence of truth and the existence of a correct worldview and faulty worldviews.  As I will be arguing next week, the only truly inerrant worldview is a Christian worldview (a biblical view of the world).   When we examine the world from any other perspective, our vision will be flawed and our conclusions will be wrong.  So in conclusion, I would ask you to evaluate your worldview.  How do you look at the world?  What is your worldview based upon?  What has formed your worldview?

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