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Christian Worldview

A “worldview” refers to a comprehensive world conception from a specific standpoint. A “Christian worldview” is a comprehensive conception of the world from a Christian perspective. An individual’s worldview is his “big picture,” a harmony of all his beliefs about the world. It is his way of understanding reality. Therefore, your worldview is the basis for making daily decisions and is extremely important.

The Order of Nine Angels

Several people see an apple sitting on a table. A botanist looking at the apple classifies it. An artist sees a still-life and draws it. A grocer sees an asset and inventories it. A child sees lunch and eats it. How we look at any situation is influenced by how we look at the world. Every worldview, Christian and non-Christian, deals with at least these three questions:

  1. Where did we come from? (and why are we here?)

  2. What is wrong with the world?

  3. How can we fix it?

 

One of the most prevalent worldviews in our time is naturalism, a perspective that starkly contrasts with the Christian worldview in its answers to these three fundamental questions:

  1. We are the product of random acts of nature with no real purpose.

  2. We do not respect nature as we should.
     

We can save the world through ecology and conservation. A naturalistic worldview, which posits that we are the product of random acts of nature with no real purpose, generates many related philosophies, such as moral relativism, existentialism, pragmatism, and utopianism. These philosophies often shape our attitudes towards nature, morality, and the pursuit of societal ideals, influencing our behavior and values in significant ways.

Conversely, the Christian worldview offers a unique perspective on these questions, grounded in biblical teachings:

  1. We are God’s creation, designed to govern the world and fellowship with Him (Genesis 1:27-28; 2:15).

  2. We sinned against God and subjected the whole world to a curse (Genesis 3).
     

God Himself has redeemed the world through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ (as described in Genesis 3:15 and Luke 19:10), and will one day restore creation to its former perfect state (as prophesied in Isaiah 65:17-25). A Christian worldview leads us to believe in moral absolutes, miracles, human dignity, and the possibility of redemption. These beliefs are rooted in the teachings of the Bible, which is the foundational text of Christianity.

It's crucial to grasp that a worldview is not a mere set of ideas confined to a religious setting. It permeates every facet of life, from our financial decisions to our moral compass, from our political views to our artistic expressions. True Christianity, as presented in the Bible, is a comprehensive worldview. The Bible doesn't draw a line between a 'religious' and a 'secular' life; it presents the Christian life as the only one. Jesus declared Himself 'the way, the truth, and the life' (John 14:6), thereby becoming our worldview.

Source: Got Questions - https://www.gotquestions.org/

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