THOUGHTS ON THE LORD’S DAY
“Whose worldview is going to win the battle for the soul of America?”
America is on fire, literally and figuratively. There are three streams of belief and worldviews. First, there are those who are openly believers in Jesus Christ and the message of hope and deliverance He brought to earth from our Heavenly Father. He was the one who died on the cross at Calvary for all mankind.
Second, there are the secular humanists. Those that find their roots in the Great Enlightenment, the belief that God is a myth because He cannot be proven through empirical scientific evidence. Who would want to serve a God that they could “prove?”
Third, there are those who are not sure what they believe. They are being weighed in the balance between those two worldviews. Every day, they are being bombarded by social media, the TV and radio media and the anti-god voices that are driving the immoral cesspool in which America now wallows.
What is a Christian worldview? It is a comprehensive conception of the world from a Biblical viewpoint. An individual’s worldview is his “big picture,” a harmony of all his beliefs about the world. It is his way of understanding reality.
One’s worldview is the basis for making daily decisions and is therefore extremely important. An apple sitting on a table is seen by several people. 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 at large. Every worldview, Christian and non-Christian, deals with at least three questions: First, where did we come from and why are we here? Second, what is wrong with the world? Third, how can we fix it?
A prevalent worldview today is naturalism which says, we are the product of random acts of nature with no real purpose. We do not respect nature, as we should. We can save the world through ecology and conservation. A naturalistic worldview generates many related philosophies such as moral relativism, existentialism, pragmatism, and utopianism.
A Christian worldview answers the three questions biblically: We are God’s creation, designed to govern the world and have fellowship with Him. We sinned against God and subjected the whole world to a curse. God, Himself has redeemed the world through the sacrifice of His Son, Jesus Christ. There is more empirical evidence to prove that Jesus of Nazareth was born, lived and died on a cross than that George Washington was our first President.
A Christian worldview leads us to believe in moral absolutes, miracles, human dignity, and the possibility of redemption. It is important to remember that a worldview is comprehensive. It affects every area of life, from money to morality, from politics to
True Christianity is more than a set of ideas to use at church. Christianity as taught in the Bible is itself a worldview. The Bible never distinguishes between a “religious” and a “secular” life. The Christian life is the only life there is. Jesus proclaimed Himself, “The way, the truth, and the life,” in John 14:6. And in doing so, became our worldview.
Man’s arrogance and pride has formed the worldview absent of God based on science, called secular humanism. One of its most ardent believers, Carl Sagan, said, “I would love to believe that when I die, I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But as much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking.” The reason Sagan “knows of nothing” is that he never met and experienced his Creator.
Is your worldview based on faith in an infinite God and His word, or faith in finite man and his feeble efforts to understand a world he did not create? America is on fire because the battle between the Kingdom of righteousness and the kingdom of darkness rages. Whose side are you on and what are the implications of your choice?