What is the World View of Christians in America?
What is your worldview? Many don’t think about that, but so many people are trying to impact culture and to change other people’s worldview: some for good and some for bad. In universities and schools, many of our children are being taught their worldview through their teachers and professors. We should each have our worldview, and as believers, we need to have a Biblical worldview. Our worldview is the sum of life’s experiences and the choices that we decide to make in response to these experiences.
In a brief animation, Impact 360 Institute reveals how a couple can come together and agree on a myriad of casual topics, ranging from music, favorite foods, to the latest TV show episode. They can have two stark realities of what their personal worldview is. For instance, consider this thought-provoking question: what happens when you die? Is there life after death? For those that shake their heads at these possibilities, consider, again, this thought; “If life just ends at death, then everything we do or say comes to nothing. What meaning or purpose can our lives possibly have?” When two people begin a conversation, agreeing on casual conversations, the question of their worldviews may be what matters most. “A worldview is the set of lenses through which you see the world around you. It’s a web of habit-forming beliefs that help you make sense of all your experiences. Through your worldview, you interpret life in a particular way.”
How do you live your life? Do you live your life without seeking God’s counsel or without seeking someone’s advice who is walking with the Lord? Reported by the Barna Group, 70% of Christians who go to a secular university change their worldview. They leave their faith! Also, over 50% of Christians at a Christian university leave their faith! Why? Because they heard a wrong worldview. A view other than God being the Creator. To first gain the right Biblical worldview you must understand that everything started with God!
We must seek God and gather with believers that have a Biblical worldview to keep in the right direction and to influence our culture with the right worldview. We want to hear from you and how you influence culture through a Biblical worldview! You can write to us at [email protected]. Greg shared in this segment.
#WisdomMoments First things First
In this wisdom moment, we share the importance of having a fear of the Lord as you acquire knowledge.
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10
If you have not yet been given the gift of the fear of the Lord, then you can ask God for it! A prayer that we pray at the VFN Prayer and Fasting Community is: Father release the spirit of the fear of God into mine and all Your Church’s hearts. Release the lightning and thunder from Your Throne to strike our hearts. Release Your presence and holy dread that makes us tremble before You. Unite our hearts to Your heart and Word and cause us to delight in the fear of God.
Also, if we don’t spend time with God, there is no reverential fear of Him! When you look at the Proverbs above you can see that those who do not have a fear of God, have no wisdom because the starting point is the fear of God!
Greg gives an example of how a child can have a healthy fear of their parents. When your parents have told you to do something, and you know to get it done before they get home from work, in a healthy relationship, you will get the task done because you know there are consequences for not obeying them.
There is no fear of anything in our culture today. When you look back several decades, most people had a fear of God even if they didn’t have a relationship with Him! Now even people that claim to know God have no fear of Him. To have a healthy fear of God then you first must be aware of Him. You can’t only have a fear of Him once a week on Sunday or only when you are in trouble, you must always have it and be aware of His presence and that He is always there.
Secondly, because you fear the Lord, you are a disciple of Jesus. This is understanding the teachings of Jesus and applying it to your life. If you desire to become a disciple of Jesus, you can start today on Emmaus Road and begin your discipleship journey.
Next, you must be aware there are consequences for sin. When you walk in a fear of God, it leads you to make good choices because you know the consequences of not following Him and not obeying Him is death, eternity without Him. God’s mercy is so amazing how even when someone is living in sin, He allows them to live, so they have the chance to make Him the Lord of their life and to spend eternity with Him!
Also, we must have a knowledge and understanding of God and learn things about Him daily. A person of wisdom soaks in the knowledge of God and gains understanding. Therefore, it is important to spend time with God and read His Word daily! If you need a plan on how to spend time with Him, you can get your free plan at iAbide today! We want to hear from you! You can write to us at [email protected]. Greg, John, and Pat shared in this segment.