What is a Christian Worldview?

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Now that you understand what a worldview is, I will now move on to answer the question, what is a Christian worldview.  A Christian worldview is a perspective on the world that is based on the Bible and is the only worldview that will generate a correct understanding of the world.  Someone who has a Christian worldview will examine everything in life in light of what God has revealed in His Word.   The vast majority of people, including many professing Christians, do not have a Christian worldview and therefore examine life through a faulty lens, resulting in wrong beliefs and wrong conclusions.   The preeminence of a biblical worldview comes down to the nature of the Bible itself.  The Scriptures are God-breathed (2 Timothy 3:16 2 Peter 1:21), inerrant (Psalms 12:6, 119:89, Proverbs 30:5-6), sufficient (1 Timothy 3:17, 2 Peter 1:3-4) and therefore a worldview that is based on the Bible will also have the same nature.   We must admit though that no matter how hard we try, our worldview will not be perfectly based on the Bible.  Until Jesus comes back there will always be things that we wrongly believe.  But even with this truth, it should be a major goal in our life to put aside unbiblical ideas and form a worldview that is distinctly Christian and therefore true.

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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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