Worldview: What do you Believe About God?

world-view-eye-frymire1What is a worldview? Focus on the Family writer Del Tackett says this:

A worldview is the framework from which we view reality and make sense of life and the world. “[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,” says David Noebel, author of Understanding the Times.

For example, a 2-year-old believes he’s the center of his world, a secular humanist believes that the material world is all that exists, and a Buddhist believes he can be liberated from suffering by self-purification.

Someone with a biblical worldview believes his primary reason for existence is to love and serve God.

Whether conscious or subconscious, every person has some type of worldview. 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.

I began thinking about this after reading what the Barna Group found out about those who claim to be “born-again Christians.” His research found that less than 10 percent of Christians in America have a biblical worldview. What’s worse, only half of America’s pastors have a biblical worldview! This is a huge problem! [1]

There are a lot of things that go into a Christian Worldview, so I will occasionally post one of the questions with answers and supporting scripture. It is important for believers to know what they believe and be able to support that from the Bible. If what we believe is not biblical, then we must bring our beliefs under the authority of the Bible.

  1. What do you believe about God?
    1. The God of the Bible is one God. He reveals Himself to humanity in three distinct persons, who are without division in nature, essence, or being—God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
      1. Deuteronomy 6:4
      2. Matthew 28:19
      3. Mark 1:9-11
      4. John 17:1-5
    2. The God of the Bible is Creator of the world.
      1. Genesis 1:1
      2. Genesis 2:7
      3. Deuteronomy 32:6
      4. Psalm 19:1-3
      5. Hebrews 11:3
    3. The God of the Bible is personal.
      1. Exodus 3:6
      2. John 1:14
      3. John 3:16
      4. Revelation 21:7
      5. 1 John 3:1
      6. 1 Corinthians 13
      7. Proverbs 21:1
      8. Psalm 107:1
    4. The God of the Bible is all-knowing.
      1. Isaiah 46:9-10
      2. Psalm 139:4
      3. Psalm 33:13
      4. Job 21:22
      5. Job 37:13-15
      6. Romans 11:33
      7. 1 John 3:20
    5. The God of the Bible is all-powerful.
      1. Job 37:23
      2. Psalm 147:5
      3. Psalm 135:6
      4. Revelation 21:5-6
    6. The God of the Bible is all-places.
      1. Proverbs 15:3
      2. Jeremiah 23:24
      3. Psalm 139:7-10
      4. Job 34:21
      5. Acts 17:27
    7. The God of the Bible is Sovereign.
      1. Job 42:2
      2. Revelation 3:14
      3. Lamentations 3:37
      4. Psalm 135:6
      5. Hebrews 4:13
    8. The God of the Bible is holy.
      1. Leviticus 20:26
      2. Leviticus 22:2
      3. Isiah 43:15
      4. Matthew 6:9
      5. 1 Peter 1:16
      6. Revelation 4:8
    9. The God of the Bible is Redeemer.
      1. John 3:16
      2. Isaiah 42:11
      3. Revelation 7:10
      4. Nehemiah 1:10
      5. Psalm 111:9
      6. Luke 1:68
      7. Romans 3:23-24
      8. 1 Corinthians 7:23
      9. Galatians 4:4-5
      10. Ephesians 1:7
      11. Hebrews 9:11-12

 

[1] http://www.christianity.com/1241100/

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