I chose the title of my new blog ‘Kosmotheoria’ because in Greek it means ‘worldview’. A worldview is a framework from which we view reality and make sense of life and the world. Everyone has a worldview though they may not even be conscious of having one. A baby’s worldview is limited by his tummy and his mama’s voice. As a baby grows his worldview expands to include perhaps daddy and siblings and experiences with the outside world such as playmates. By the time we are adults, we’ve most likely decided on a philosophy or belief system that we view the world by. Every experience we’ve had and what we’ve learned from them has shaped our worldview. Our worldview can change from time to time as we learn new things and gain experience. However, a person who has come to embrace by faith Jesus as his Savior has hopefully also embraced a Biblical worldview and has a solid foundation of God’s Word by which to shape his worldview. We who are Christians experience the world and all the pain, frustration and fear it can bring as others do but our Biblical/Christian worldview can and should bring peace to our hearts and souls as we trust God’s Word to be sure and true. We are taught to put on the mind of Christ, and we are admonished to renew our minds by the study of the Word, and the practicing of our faith. Our perspective should be the absolute Truth of God’s Word. Philippians 2:5 – Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 2 Timothy 1:7 – For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
I have set off on this journey with you via this blog to help you (and myself) make sense of a political world that often does not fit within that Biblical Worldview. Rest assured there are answers to the questions we Christians so often encounter in our role as citizens in this country within the Word of God. God’s Word is always true, and we can always trust it to guide our journey. We CAN put on the mind of Christ. My goal is to present the news of the day to you and couple it with a word from the Bible to help put the news in perspective.
Some truth from Focus on the Family
If we don’t really believe the truth of God and live it, then our witness will be confusing and misleading. Most of us go through life not recognizing that our personal worldviews have been deeply affected by the world. Through the media and other influences, the secularized American view of history, law, politics, science, God, and man affects our thinking more than we realize. We then are taken “captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ” (Colossians 2:8).
However, by diligently learning, applying and trusting God’s truths in every area of our lives — whether it’s watching a movie, communicating with our spouses, raising our children or working at the office — we can begin to develop a deep comprehensive faith that will stand against the unrelenting tide of our culture’s nonbiblical ideas. If we capture and embrace more of God’s worldview and trust it with unwavering faith, then we begin to make the right decisions and form the appropriate responses to questions on abortion, same-sex marriage, cloning, stem-cell research and even media choices. Because, in the end, it is our decisions and actions that reveal what we really believe.
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2).
Thanks for taking this journey with me as we learn to make sense of the political and cultural world using the truth of God’s Word.