Christian Worldview and Biblical Worldview are quite the buzzwords these days. I initially heard them about eight years ago in the homeschool arena. Then I read about Biblical Worldview on Christian College sites and various Christian sites. Now I am seeing the phrase in many more so-called Christian areas—most recently the Awana site.
So what is wrong with a Christian or Biblical worldview?
This term indicates that Christians are responsible to make every area of the world system/culture that we live in, Christian—art should be Christian, our education should be Christian, our government should be Christian, our culture should be Christian, etc. Often you will hear the phrase, reclaiming our culture, associated with a Biblical Worldview.
Jesus did not come to save a culture. He never said anything about Christianizing the world we live in. Jesus did not send His disciples out to make the art or media world better, or have His disciples work on the education system so it would match up with the Bible or try to change the corrupt Roman government.
The world is unredeemable, but people aren’t. Jesus came to save people who are sinners and to rescue us out of this present evil world. When we know Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, we read his Word and it changes our heart and our motives.
We’re not trying to clean up the world systems and culture. We are trying to live one on one in a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in this world where we are pilgrims and strangers until the Lord comes to take us to live forever in His Kingdom!!!
What does the BOOK say?
“And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness.”—1 John 5:19
“And he said unto them, ‘Ye are from beneath; I am from above: ye are of this world; I am not of this world.'”—John 8:23
“Jesus answered, ‘My kingdom is not of this world…'”—John 18:36
“Who gave himself for our sins, that he might deliver us from this present evil world…”—Galatians 1:4