WHAT IS A WORLDVIEW?
Everybody has a worldview. It’s just that some are unable to explain what theirs is.
Simply put, a worldview is the way you perceive the world around you. More precisely, a worldview is your interpretive framework by which you make sense of everything in the world.
Let me give you an example. I wear glasses. When I’m not wearing my glasses, everything is blurry. But when I put my glasses on, I can see things more clearly.
That’s exactly what a biblical worldview can do for you. It helps you not only see things clearer, but help you make sense of things in the world.
But what’s a test to know if your worldview is correct?
First, a true worldview is logically consistent. That means a true worldview will not contradict itself. Second, a true worldview is based on evidentiary facts that are discovered in the world and consist in many subjects: theology, philosophy, ethics, biology, psychology, sociology, law, politics, economics, and law. And thirdly, a true worldview is a viable way of living life consistently to absolute truth and morality.
Worldview constructs values
Values shape behavior.
Behavior influences culture.
Culture affects all of us.
Thus, as a Christian, your biblical worldview not only properly examines the existential questions below, but also has the most consistent answers to them.
- Origin: Where did I come from?
- Meaning: Why am I here?
- Identity: Who am I?
- Morality: How am I to live?
- Destiny: Where do I go when I die?