BIBLICAL WORLDVIEW

The framework of ideas and beliefs through which a Christian individual, group or culture interprets the world and interacts with it.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

A worldview is the framework from which we view reality and make sense of life and the world. It is 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. - David Noebel

 
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2

Skilled Characteristics


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    Grounded

    Your views and beliefs can be directly supported by the bible

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    Faith

    Your choose to believe what the bible says above what you have been taught, what your culture believes, or what your emotions may try to tell you

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    Steadfast

    Your are steadfast (firm) in your core beliefs

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    Non Relative

    You don’t believe that foundational truths are relative to a situation, time, people or place

What is an aspect of your worldview that has been developed by the world as opposed to the bible?



Unskilled Characteristics


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    Inconsistant

    Not consistently viewing all of life through the bible

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    No Absolutes

    Not believing your worldview is absolute, but that is is somehow relative

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    Culturally Influenced

    Your culture more strongly influences your belief system more than the bible

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    Influences

    Your non-Christian education influences your belief system more than the bible.

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    Emotionally Led

    Your emotions or feelings about certain topics influence your belief system more than the bible

What can you do on an ongoing basis to continuously challenge your worldview?



Causes of Weakness


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    Foundations

    Received a non-Christian education

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    Family Culture

    Brought up in a non-Christian culture or family

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    Weak Willed

    Allow your feelings to control your beliefs

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    Conflicting Experiences

    Difficult life experiences that don’t seem to align with a biblical world view

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    Role Models

    Poor Christian role models in life that poorly represent the Word of God

In what ways can you overcome some of your inherent weaknesses?



Advice


Review the simple application steps below and choose 1 or 2 things you can do to spur yourself on to further growth.

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    Read the Bible and go to Church

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    Pray and engage in bible studies with other Christians

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    Hang out with people who love Jesus even more than you do and who love to talk about their beliefs

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    Learn about bible history, including who wrote each book, to whom, when, why, what was the culture like then, and what were the political, social, and economic conditions at that time

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    Read bible commentaries

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    Read books on Christian worldview

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    Complete a School of Biblical Studies or Biblical Core Course

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    Challenge yourself to define what you truly 100% believe and why