Does Your Worldview Really Matter? (2 of 2) by Ernest Easley

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Does Your Worldview Really Matter? (2 of 2)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Colossians 2:8-10
August 14, 2005

We are picking up where we left off last Sunday morning: Does Your Worldview Really Matter? Take your Bible and join me in Paul's letter to the church at Colosse. Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians. We're going to begin reading in a moment in chapter 2.8

Everybody has a worldview .. including you! That is .. a particular way of looking at life. And the reason your worldview really matters is this: it determines what you do and how you live your life!

Now last Sunday we read in verse 8, "Beware lest anyone cheat you (rob you) through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power."

In getting a better understanding of our worldview ... we saw last time .

(1)The Importance of our Worldview.
Now in thinking about the importance of our worldview .. we saw .. -the defining of our worldview.

In defining our worldview .. Paul tells us here in verse 8 that there are two basic options. First, there is the Secular worldview ("the tradition of men .. basic principles of the world") and Second, there is the Biblical worldview ("according to Christ" and then he goes on to say that we are "complete in Him.")

If you consider yourself a Christian and you live out a Biblical worldview .. you are by far in the minority! If George Barna's research is correct ... 91% of all born-again adults do not have a biblical worldview! 98% of all born-again teenagers do not have a biblical worldview! No wonder we're making such little impact in our community for Christ! No wonder our students make very little impact on their school campuses for Christ .. we're not living out the principles of the Word of God.
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