(I CHOSE NATURALIAM BECAUSE IT IS WHAT IS TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS TODAY )
WORLDVIEWKEEPING A CONSISTENT BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW
WorldviewA Worldview is a set of internal feelings and beliefs wehold as our own personal truth or reality. It is from this setof internal beliefs that we live our lives according to ourpersonal moral compass.
According to a recent nationwide survey by the Barna Research Group determined that only 9 percent of Americans had a "biblical" worldview."Although most people own a Bible and know someof its content, our research found that mostAmericans have little idea how to integrate corebiblical principles to form a unified and meaningfulresponse to the challenges and opportunities oflife."
Questions used by the Barna group in the surveyDo absolute moral truths exist?Is absolute truth defined by the Bible?Did Jesus Christ live a sinless life?Is God the all-powerful and all-knowing Creator of the universe, anddoes He still rule it today?Is salvation a gift from God that cannot be earned?Is Satan real?Does a Christian have a responsibility to share his or her faith inChrist with other people?Is the Bible accurate in all of its teachings?
ASK YOURSELF…• CAN YOU SAY YES TO ALL OF THOSE QUESTIONS ?• DO YOU SEEK THE BIBLE FIRST AS THE FIRST AND FOREMOST SOURCE OF INFORMATION ?• CAN YOU EASILY IDENTIFY THINGS OF THE WORLD THAT ARE NOT INLINE WITH YOUR CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW? ie., Movies, Music, Books, Politics COL 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ. (NIV)
Life consistent with our Biblical WorldviewROMANS 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of yourmind. Then you will be able to test and approve what Gods will is —his good, pleasing and perfect will.ROMANS 1:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation toeveryone who believesROMANS 6:11 In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.EPHESIANS 5:1-17 Follow Gods example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love,just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. But amongyou there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, becausethese are improper for Gods holy people. Nor should there be obscenity, foolish talk or coarse joking,which are out of place, but rather thanksgiving. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedyperson—such a person is an idolater —has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God. Let no onedeceive you with empty words, for because of such things Gods wrath comes on those who are disobedient.Therefore do not be partners with them. For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) andfind out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but ratherexpose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed bythe light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said: "Wakeup, sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Be very careful, then, how you live —not asunwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not befoolish, but understand what the Lords will is.
BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW ANSWER TO THE 7 BASIC QUESTIONS Question AnswerWhat is the prime reality-the really real? God the Father God the Son God the Holy SpiritWhat is the nature of external reality? The A created, orderly universe designed by aworld around us? loving and involved CreatorWhat is a human being God formed and God breathedWhat happens to a person at death? Eternal life or the second deathWhy is it possible to know anything at all? Formed in the image of GodHow do we know right and wrong? Moral compass given by our CreatorWhat is the meaning of human history? To understand our relationship with our Creator
What is taught in public schools today? Evolution and Natural Selection Dinosaurs existed before humans Birds evolved from dinosaurs Earliest life forms came from water NATURALISM
Monotheism (Christianity) Naturalism ONE GOD NO GOD CREATOR RANDOM CHANCE WE ARE SPIRITUAL BEINGS MATTER IS ALL THAT EXISTS FORMED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD HIGHLY DEVELOPED ANIMAL, ORGANIC MACHINE MEANING IN RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD MEANING IN PROGRESS, WE CAN EVOLVE, IMPROVE LIVING WITH ETHICS CHANGING RULES TO SUIT MY LIFESTYLE LIFE AFTER DEATH NOTHING AFTER DEATH
ALL TRUTH IS GODS TRUTHChristianity is in agreement with all the truths that come out from false philosophies. If you would just look at theBible, you‟d have an answer for all your philosophical problems.A. Nihilism - “They hated me for naught.” (John 15:25)B. Solipsism - “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.” (Psalm 111:10)C. Materialism - “All things done under the sun; all of them are meaningless.” (Ecc. 1:14)D. Naturalism - “Jesus said, „My kingdom is not of this world.‟” (John 18:36) E. Absurdism - “The Holy Spirit will teach you all things” (John 14:26)F. Skepticism - “Let your „Yes‟ be „Yes,‟ and your „No,‟ „No‟” (Matthew 5:37) G. Spiritualism - “To whom will you liken me that we may be compared?” (Isaiah 46:5)H. Pantheism - “[The mature have] trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.” (Hebrews 5:14) I. Deism - “God‟s invisible qualities have been clearly known from what has been made” (Romans 1:20) J. Pluralism - “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father but by me.” (John 14:6) K. Egotheism - “The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked” (Jeremiah 17:9) L. Monotheism - “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son.” (John 3:16) http://dayvidnightowl.wordpress.com/tag/monotheism/