Do you know biblical truths about societal issues but feel ill-equipped to defend them? Whether from fear or a lack of knowledge, many Christians keep quiet when God’s Word is challenged. Others have been deceived after becoming entangled in the world’s philosophies and depravities.
Our worldview is the filter through which we process life. As Christians, it should be based on the uncompromised Word of God—not the popular culture.
During World War II, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German clergyman, moved to the United States. But he felt he owed it to his fellow German citizens to go back to Germany and engage in the battle against Hitler’s agenda.
Although his brave return to Germany led to his imprisonment and ultimate death sentence, Dietrich Bonhoeffer went to his execution glorifying God. And instead of showing grief and sorrow in the face of this unjust act, he rejoiced. Why? Because he had a biblical worldview!
Bonhoeffer’s faith in Christ gave him the courage and confidence to stand against the greatest evil of the twentieth century. As a result, he went out with a shout, trusting God, speaking his faith, and looking forward to what would come after death. In contrast, Hitler did not have a biblical worldview, and he ended up committing suicide that same year.
Here are some foundational truths that people with a biblical worldview believe:
- Absolute moral truth exists.
- The Bible is not just a book written by men, but God inspired men to write.
- The Bible is totally accurate in all the principles it teaches.
- Satan is not just an idea, a concept, or a personification of evil; he is a real being.
- No one can earn their way into heaven; they must have faith in what Jesus did for them.
- Jesus Christ lived a sinless life on earth.
- God is the all-knowing, all-powerful Creator of the world who still rules the universe today.
The Bible warns us to “be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Pet. 5:8). Without foundational truth to guard you, you become vulnerable to the enemies advances.
What is Truth?
Throughout history, people from different generations and religions have sought to define the concept of truth. Today, many believe that truth is subjective and can be shaped by personal beliefs and experiences. You hear the term “own your truth” bandied about. However, scripture teaches us that there is an objective truth that transcends individual perspectives.
From a biblical worldview, truth is not relative or subjective but rather an objective reality grounded in God’s nature and character. The Bible teaches that God is the source of all truth, and His truth is absolute and unchanging, transcending time, culture, and “my truth.”
As we navigate through life, we are often bombarded with conflicting ideas and opinions, making it challenging to discern what is real and what is not. This is where the concept of objective truth becomes invaluable. According to scripture, God’s truth is the only universal truth we can rely on to guide our lives.
Jesus Christ, the Word of God made flesh, said, "I am the way, the truth, and the life" (John 14:6).
This emphasizes that truth is not an abstract concept but a person. In other words, to know the truth is to know Christ, who reveals God’s truth to us through His life, teachings, death, and resurrection.
Moreover, the Bible warns us against false teachings and deceptive philosophies contradicting God’s truth and leading us astray. For instance, Paul urges us not to be “tossed to and fro by every wind of doctrine” but to “speak the truth in love” (Ephesians 4:14-15).
We should test every belief and idea against God’s truth and discern whether it aligns with His character and will.
That’s why it’s crucial to have a biblical worldview. It equips you for victory by strengthening your faith and giving you a firm foundation on which to stand. You won’t be caught off guard by Satan and his schemes when you commit to understanding God’s Word and make it the source of your worldview.
In today’s society, it’s more important than ever to have the right lens through which to view things—the right worldview. The right worldview is based on the Bible! Our Biblical foundation provides us with a reliable and unchanging foundation for our faith and life.
If you want to know more about the foundational truths of the Bible, our Biblical Worldview: Foundational Truths curriculum can get you started on the right path!