Worldview Basics

is a Worldview?
Why is this important?
What are the competing
What is the Christian Worldview?
worldview is the framework of our
most basic beliefs that shapes our
view of and for the world, and is the
basis of our decisions and actions. -Phillips, Brown and Stonestreet, Making Sense of
Your World.
Worldview: any
philosophy, theology, movement, or
religion that provides an overarching
approach to understanding God, the
world, and man's relation to God and
the world.
to it that no one takes you
captive by philosophy and empty
deceit, according to human tradition,
according to the elemental spirits of
the world, and not according to
Christ. Colossians 2:8
Cosmic Humanist
7. Law
8. Politics
9. Economics
10. History
destroy arguments and every lofty
opinion raised against the knowledge of
God, and take every thought captive to
obey Christ.
theology, the evidence for the existence
of a personal and holy God, a designed
universe, and an earth prepared for human
life far outweighs any argument for
atheism or pantheism.
philosophy, the notion that mind
(logos) precedes matter is far superior to
the atheistic stance of matter preceding
biology, the concept of a living God
who creates life fits the evidence better
than any notion of spontaneous
generation and evolution.
psychology, understanding people as
inherently sinful beings in need of a
Savior far outweighs thinking of them as
inherently perfectible and guilt-free.
ethics, the concept that right and wrong
are absolutes based on the nature and
character of a personal. loving, just God
is far superior both theoretically and
practically to any concept of moral
sociology, the biblical family of father,
mother, and child transcends any
experiments in trial marriages,
homosexuality, and the like.
law, the notion that God hates the
perversion of justice is far superior to any
theory of legal relativism or positive law.
politics, the Christian belief that human
rights are a gift from God protected by
government is more logically persuasive,
morally appealing, and politically sound
than any atheistic theory that maintains
human rights are a gift of the state.
economics, the concept of stewardship
of private property and using resources
responsibly to glorify God is more noble
than the notion of a society in which
common ownership destroys individual
responsibility and work incentives.
history, the veracity of the Bible and its
promise of a future kingdom ushered in
by Jesus Christ is far more credible than
vague, utopian, global schemes dreamed
up by sinful, mortal human beings.
Issachar, men who had understanding
of the times, to know what Israel ought to