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A person’s worldview is what determines how they see the world and what they believe. It is the framework from which we view reality and make sense of life and the world. David Noebel says, "[It's] any ideology, philosophy, theology, movement or religion that provides an overarching approach to understanding God, the world and man's relations to God and the world."
According to Del Tackett, “A personal worldview is a combination of all you believe to be true, and what you believe becomes the driving force behind every emotion, decision and action. Therefore, it affects your response to every area of life: from philosophy to science, theology and anthropology to economics, law, politics, art and social order — everything.”
Everyone has some type of worldview. Today, some Christians compartmentalize their lives, which directly results in a disconnect between what they believe and what they do. You will even hear some Christians say, “I don’t want to hear about politics.” The problem with this, however, is that the Bible teaches that we should not only pray for all those in authority (1 Timothy 2:2), but we should also be informed about whom we vote for (Romans 13).
I don’t understand how any true believer can support someone who thinks it is OK to kill innocent babies or who believes in redistribution of wealth. Yet, our current president believes in both. As Christians, however, we can’t have both a biblical and a secular worldview. Either we have a biblical worldview of how we live life, or we have a secular one. Either we are true believers, or we are not.
If we truly have a biblical worldview, it supersedes everything else in our lives and should determine how we live, act and vote, because we understand that our primary purpose is to love and serve God. Once we’re born again, receiving Christ as our Lord and Savior, we must allow God’s word to transform us. I pray that, as believers, we will allow God’s word to shape every area of our lives.
Just a thought,
Published on Monday, February 8, 2016 @ 10:56 PM CDT
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