Developing and Demonstrating a Biblical World-View
Galatians 1:12-20; Ephesians 4:14-15; 1 Timothy 6:20; 1 Peter 3:15
INTRODUCTION: C.S. Lewis wrote, "God is no fonder of intellectual slackers than any other slackers. If you are thinking of becoming a Christian, I warn you that you are embarking on something which is going to take the whole of you, brains and all."
In my last two messages on the "Formation of Paul's Biblical World-view," I dealt primarily with perspectives on Biblical-world views, but now I desire to get a little more personal.
William Lane Craig, "Our churches are filled with Christians who are idling in intellectual neutral. As Christians, their minds are going to waste. One result of this is an immature, superficial faith...They know little of the riches of deep understanding of Christian truth, of the confidence inspired by the discovery that one's faith is logical and fits the facts of experience, of the stability brought to one's life by the conviction that one's faith is objectively true."
Os Guinness, Fit Bodies Fat Minds, Why Evangelicals Don't Think and What to Do About It, "Many of the deeper reasons for the evangelical failure are rooted in the lack of a distinctive Christian mind. Failing to think Christianly, evangelicals have been forced into the role of cultural initiators and adapters rather than originators. In biblical terms, it is to be worldly and conformist, not decisively Christian."
James H. Olthius, "One's worldview is perhaps best reflected by one's answers to the 'ultimate questions of life': Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going? What's it all about? It there a god? How can I live and die happily? What are good and evil?"
I. DEVELOPING A BIBLICAL WORLD-VIEW
George Barna gives us 7 questions that help form a Biblical world-view:
1. Does God exist?
2. What is the character and nature of God?
3. How and why was the world created?
4. What is the nature and pu ...
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