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God's Place in the World (1 of 5)
Series: A CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW
Dr. Chuck McAlister
Series .... A CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW....
(A) What is a worldview?
1- We all have a worldview .... whether we realize it or not .... Basically, your worldview is how you view the world around you and how you apply that view to your life.
2- It involves your assumptions about the world and how those assumptions directly influence the decisions you make.
-- A worldview is somewhat like eye glasses or contact lenses ...
.... I.E. .... A worldview should provide the "correct" prescription for making sense of the world just as wearing the correct prescription for your eyes brings "the world" around you into focus.
-- However, an incorrect prescription can be dangerous .... even life-threatening ....
(B) Your worldview should clarify your world for you .... It should help you see the world clearly .... In fact, when your worldview is clear .... when your view is focused and you see things as they really are, the benefits will be four-fold:
1- Your thought and life will be unified .... not fractured.
2- You can find hope and meaning in life.
3- Your thoughts will be properly guided.
4- Your actions will be properly guided.
* Having a correct world view is absolutely essential for us to be able to deal with the diverse culture we face today.
(C) World views are a daily part of our lives .... We see and hear them everyday, whether we realize it or not.
.... Movies, television, music, magazines, and newspapers .... all are produced with a particular worldview in mind.
.... Government, education, science, and art .... all operate form a preconceived worldview.
1- We are faced with a smorgasbord of world views .... all of which make claims concerning truth.
2- And we have to sort through these to try to arrive at what is real .... and right.
* That presents each one of us with a tremendous challeng ...
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