Worldview: What do you believe about man?

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 man?
    1. Man is created in the image of God.
      1. Genesis 1:26-30
      2. Genesis 2:5-7
      3. Genesis 5:2
      4. Genesis 9:6
      5. John 1:3
      6. 1 Corinthians 6:19
      7. 1 Corinthians 11:7
      8. James 3:9
    2. God made male and female. Gender is a gift and is good.
      1. Genesis 1:27
      2. Genesis 2:18-22
      3. Leviticus 18:22
    3. As God’s image-bearer man has inherent dignity and value.
      1. Genesis 9:6
      2. Deuteronomy 5:17
      3. Jeremiah 1:5
      4. Mark 12:31
      5. Galatians 3:28
      6. James 3:9
    4. In Adam, man fell into sin.
      1. Genesis 3
      2. Psalm 51:3-5
      3. Psalm 58:3
      4. Isaiah 59:2
      5. Matthew 15:19
      6. Romans 3:10-18, 23
      7. Romans 5:12
      8. 1 Corinthians 15:21-22
      9. Colossians 1:21
    5. Apart from the redemptive work of Christ, man remains in his sin.
      1. Isiah 64:6
      2. Isiah 66:24
      3. Ecclesiastes 7:20
      4. Acts 17:26-31
      5. Romans 1:19-32
      6. Romans 5:6, 19
      7. Romans 6:6-7
      8. 1 Corinthians 15:21-22
      9. Colossians 1:21-23
      10. Revelation 22:12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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