We’ve all got a worldview. Worldviews are formed by presuppositions, upbringing, culture, education, media, films and even video console games. Worldviews are not always formed purposely; they might be soaked up by osmosis from the culture around us. Many would lack the ability to defend what they think concerning the meaning and point of life; their worldview is a mesh mash of their experiences and the influences around them. From another standpoint, the Bible worldview is a learned and based primarily on what Scripture teaches, and is the only worldview that promises hope . It relies on these 7 truths:
- God exists (Heb. 11:6)
- The Bible is God?s divinely inspired Word (2 Tim. 3:16)
- God made everything that exists (Gen.1:1)
- God holds everything together (Col. 1:17)
- God came to earth and lived in the human body of Jesus Christ 2,000 years ago (Col. 1:19).
- In the Garden of Eden Mankind chose to rebel against God and due to that act of rebellion, sin and death entered the world (Rom. 5:12-14).
- Believing in Jesus Christ is the sole way to have eternal life or to be brought back together ?with Almighty God (John 3:15-19, 5:24), (Luke 8:21, John 3:20, John 14:21, 23-24), (Acts 4:10-12).
Whether Gods exists or not in the mind of somebody is the base for every other propositions that compose a world view. If there is not any God in somebody’s mind, the random choice or natural selection theory of Darwin is the sole other alternative. Since natural selection gets rid of any higher authority with no one to be responsible to, then there are no absolutes, no morals, nor any wrong or right and nothing truly matters, so only incomprehensible and despair.
A Biblical world view relies on the proof that God is real, and the proof of his presence can be seen all around us:
- In the complexity of earth?s self sustaining design; perfect in every way to meets life?s wants with the perfect size and supporting functions of the moon.
- In the universe. The universe had to have a beginning. Who started it and who sustains it with an unwavering set of laws?
- In the human body: The DNA code informs, programs a cell’s behaviour with laws that are undeniable perfect.
- In his revelation within us: He pursues us and creates Devine information inside us of his existence. We are innately beings of worship, regardless of whether it is God we choose to worship.
- In his son: More than any alternative way God exposed himself thru his son Jesus Christ.
The Bible is God?s divinely galvanized Word to humankind
All scripture is given by inspiration of Almighty God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: (2 Tim. 3:16)
In 1,000s of years the Bible still has to be proved wrong. Yes, there have been occasions when science or historians presented reasons which explain why the Bible could not be true scientifically or historically, but their reasons have been proved to be wrong in time. Below are a few articles that are on my otobefree.com website under the heading of Bible on the navagational bar that give the reasons why we all know the Bible is the word of God:
- Bible and Science
- Bible and Histor
- Bible and Prophecy
- Bible and Unity
- Bible and Power
God made all things
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Gen.1:1)
?For by him [Christ] all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, apparent and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Col. 1:17)
There are 2 hypotheses for creation: creationism as indicated by Gen 1:1 and Col. 1:17, and random selection. Both must be accepted by faith because there aren’t any human witnesses for either. There are 2 issues. With creationism there are many who won’t accept the concept of a. Supernatural being with omnipotent powers to form a universe and all that it contains. With evolution it is the problem of accepting something that goes against all reason or logic, but since it is the only alternative apart from accepting God, many say they accept it whether or not they actually do or not. With the modern day advances in science many scientists do not accept evolution, but neither do they accept creationism. I suspect you could say they are kind of in limbo.
Even when a scientific law, the second law of thermodynamics, which proves that things left to themselves do not improve but denigrate, folks still are of the opinion that things do improve through genetic mutations and develop from lower forms to higher forms. However , Science can’t explain how there are specific precise, incontrovertible laws which control everything in the universe, including the human body, when it might be simpler to expect random selection to also be randomly changing without any strict patterns.
God holds everything together
He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Col. 1:17)
We know that all mater is made of atoms. Atoms are made up of a nucleus and electrons that swirl around the nucleus at great speeds. Though ideas have been presented as regards what holds these atoms together, it’s a mystery.
Sir Isaac Newton was 24 years of age when he discovered that all bodies of matter possess a mutual attraction, what we call gravity that makes things fall downward rather than up. That also keeps us from flying off the earth which is spinning thru space at a speed of nearly 67,000 mph.
In Colossians 1:16-17 we are told that Christ is the gravity that holds things together, For by him [Christ] all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, apparent and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He’s before all things, and in him all things hold together.
It is reasonably fantastic that Christ is the power behind the universe which he made, and the power we call gravity, or whatever mystery it is, that holds things together!
God exposed himself to us when he came to earth as Jesus Christ
For God was happy to have all his fullness dwell in him, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace thru his blood, shed on the cross . (Colossians 1:19-20)
Sin and death entered the world because Humankind selected to rebel against God
Death Through Adam, Life Thru Christ:
Therefore , just as sin entered the world thru one man, and death thru sin, and in this manner death came to all folk, because all sinned.
To be absolutely certain, sin was in the world before the law was given, but sin is not charged against anyone’s account where there’s no law. Nevertheless, death reigned from the time of Adam to the time of Moses, even over people who did not sin by breaking a command, as did Adam, who is a pattern of the one to come . (Romans 5:12-14)
According to Scripture believing in Jesus Christ is the sole way to have eternal life or to have a relationship with God.
Neither is there deliverance in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved . (Acts 4:12)
Really truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life. (John 5:24)
Jesus asserted, I’m the way, the truth, and the life, and no person cometh to the Father but by me. (John 14:6)
For with the heart man believeth unto goodness; and with the mouth confession is formed unto salvation. (Romans 10:10)
If you would like to kick off a relationship with Our Lord God now, your are able to.
The decision is solely yours. There is not any duress. But if you’ve got a desire to have a relationship with God and receive his forgiveness and guarantee of eternal life, you can do that at the moment today. Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door [of your heart] and knock. He who hears my voice and opens the door, I’ll come into him [or her]“ (Rev. 3:20). If this is your wish but do not know how to word your request, this may help:
“Jesus, I believe you died for my sins and rose from the grave. I would like to turn from my life of sin and receive your forgiveness. Please come into my life now and pardon me. Thank you for saving me. Amen.”
When God comes into a person?s life it is permanent. Jesus Christ expounded, “I know them, and they follow me; and I give them eternal life,. And they shall never perish, and nobody shall snatch them out of my hand.”
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