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The Christian Worldview. Definition. basic set of assumptions about [the] . . . things are way what why that gives meaning to one’s thoughts. Definition. Foundational. Definition. Perspective. Definition. Center. Definition. Framework. Christian Worldview. God Man Reality Truth

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Definition
Definition

  • basic set of assumptions

  • about [the] . . . things are

    • way

    • what

    • why

  • that gives meaning to one’s thoughts


Definition1
Definition

  • Foundational


Definition2
Definition

  • Perspective


Definition3
Definition

  • Center


Definition4
Definition

  • Framework


Christian worldview
Christian Worldview

  • God

  • Man

  • Reality

  • Truth

  • Salvation


GOD

  • The terms that relate most to worldview represent four pair of balancing concepts

  • Personal & Infinite

  • Creator & Sustainer

  • Love & Just

  • One & Three


Personal infinite
Personal & Infinite

  • Basics of personality

    • mind

    • will

    • emotion

  • Between God & man

    • communication

    • relationship

  • God is not limited


Creator sustainer
Creator & Sustainer

  • Creator

    • freely

    • from nothing

    • distinct

      • neither emanation

      • nor part of Him

  • Sustainer

    • necessary being

    • maintains

    • governs

      • Lord of history

      • initiates every good development


Love just
Love & Just

  • Love shown generally

  • Love particularly

    • the Bible

    • through Jesus

  • Moral perfection of God is absolute standard

  • He justly condemns wrong


One three
One & Three

  • One God

  • Three Persons

    • FATHER

    • SON

    • HOLY SPIRIT


God christian respond to this god with
GODChristian respond to this God with

  • worship

  • awe

  • reverence

  • thanksgiving

  • wonder

  • joy

  • love

  • trust


Christian worldview1
Christian Worldview

  • God

  • Man

  • Reality

  • Truth

  • Salvation


Man

  • Created in God’s image

  • Rebelled against Creator

  • Can become “Children of God”


Man

  • Created in God’s image

  • Man resembles God

    • personality

    • volition

    • emotions

    • morals

    • creativity

  • Man differs from God

    • limitations

    • corruption


Man

  • Rebelled against God

  • Not created as a Rebel

  • Refuses God’s Law

  • God reacts by

    • wrath

    • punishment

  • God provides forgiveness


Man

  • Can become “Children of God”

  • Adoption

  • Because of Jesus Christ

    • substitutionary Death

    • subsequent resurrection

  • Through the Holy Spirit

    • presence with the adopted

    • conforms to the image of God


Christian worldview2
Christian Worldview

  • God

  • Man

  • Reality

  • Truth

  • Salvation


Reality
Reality

  • As Creator God...

  • Maintains the Universe all the Time

  • Has a Plan for the Universe


Reality1
Reality

  • maintained all the time

  • sustained by natural laws

    • observable

    • predictable

    • reliable

  • normal & abnormal phenomena

    • God’s work

    • miracles are included


Reality2
Reality

  • God has a plan

  • Life has purpose

  • Rebellion even affects the physical world

  • God will create a new Heaven & Earth

  • Man is a responsible steward until then


Christian worldview3
Christian Worldview

  • God

  • Man

  • Reality

  • Truth

  • Salvation


Truth
Truth

  • All Truth is God’s Truth

  • Not all truth has equal value in every context

  • God reveals truth through four channels

  • God revealed truth is open to verification


Truth1

We pursue truth

It is external from us

We are limited

We need God’s insights

natural & supernatural

as a guide

acquire & order truth

We evaluate & organize truth

Look for universal truths-A meaningful framework to understand the world

We need God’s revelation as a guide

Truth


Truth god reveals truth through

. . . the universe

very limited source

. . . the nature of humanity

innate universal principals

human individuals or groups

reflect God in some fashion

. . . Jesus Christ

the ultimate self-revelation

of God

. . . the written word of God

a reliable guide

an authoritative guide

to all other channels

TruthGod reveals Truth through . . .


Truth2
Truth

  • God revealed Truth . . .

  • . . . is open to verification . . .

  • . . . at vital points.

  • Especially Jesus as He fulfilled Messianic prophecy


Christian worldview4
Christian Worldview

  • God

  • Man

  • Reality

  • Truth

  • Salvation


Salvation
Salvation

  • God must judge sin but wants to forgive.

  • Death means more than physical death.

  • Forgiveness is costly.

  • Man cannot solve his problem so God intervenes.

  • The substitutionary death & subsequent resurrection of Jesus Christ.


Christian worldview5
Christian Worldview

  • God

  • Man

  • Reality

  • Truth

  • Salvation


Educational integration

Educational Integration

between the Christian Worldview

and the Secular Worldview


Integration options
Integration Options

  • Total Overlap

  • No Overlap

  • Some Overlap


Integration options1
Integration Options

Total Overlap

(total conflict)

  • Secular Worldview

    • secularism

  • Christian Worldview

    • parochialism


Integration options2
Integration Options

No Overlap

(unrelated/no conflict)

  • Secular Worldview

    • parallelism

  • Christian Worldview

    • separatism


Integration options3
Integration Options

Some Overlap

(some conflict/priority?)

  • Secular Worldview

    • eccumenicalism

  • Christian Worldview

    • evangelicalism


Christian worldview6
Christian Worldview

  • God

  • Man

  • Reality

  • Truth

  • Salvation


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