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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
definition4
Definition
  • Framework
christian worldview
Christian Worldview
  • God
  • Man
  • Reality
  • Truth
  • Salvation
slide8
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
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Christian Worldview
  • God
  • Man
  • Reality
  • Truth
  • Salvation
slide15
Man
  • Created in God’s image
  • Rebelled against Creator
  • Can become “Children of God”
slide16
Man
  • Created in God’s image
  • Man resembles God
    • personality
    • volition
    • emotions
    • morals
    • creativity
  • Man differs from God
    • limitations
    • corruption
slide17
Man
  • Rebelled against God
  • Not created as a Rebel
  • Refuses God’s Law
  • God reacts by
    • wrath
    • punishment
  • God provides forgiveness
slide18
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
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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
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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.
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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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