Introduction to a series on The Christian World View

Colossians 1:15-23

Today begins a series on the Christian World View.  In the introduction we are reminded that there basic understands that a Christian must have.  It is necessary to have a proper understand of the differences between a Christian World view and other cultural world views.  This sometimes, so to speak, requires us to view our culture from an outside perspective rather than from within the culture.

The following foundational beliefs apply regardless of he topic.  Examples would be creation, the fall, etc.

Basic Understandings:

  • Culture is what people make of the world around them.  Culture is man made.  Animals adapt to their surroundings.  Humans change culture.

  • Should we coexist?  YES, but not all are equal.  Why, because not all truth claims can be true.

  • Pluralism means many ways.  When you have contradictory claims they could both be false, but they can't both be true.

  • Culture abhors intolerance except their own intolerance of anyone else's intolerance.

  • Religion is not part of culture.

  • We must remember that God is:  He is the I AM.

  • As Christians we believe the Bible is true.  Our story is objectively true.

  • Romans 12:2 - tells us not to be conformed to this world, but to be transformed by the renewal of your mind.

  • The way to God is clear.

    John 14:6 - Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life.  No on comes to God except through Jesus.

    Acts 4:12 - There is salvation in in no one other than Jesus.  He is the only one by which we must be saved.

    1 Timothy 2:5 - The is one God.  There is one mediator between God and men.  That one mediator is Christ Jesus.

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