What is a Biblical Christian Worldview?
Please try to understand that if you are not a Christian, this will not make sense to you. Christians are given the Holy Spirit who helps them understand the Holiness of God and His Holy Word. Without the renewing of your mind through the Holy Spirit, you simply cannot grasp the concept of true Holiness.
God gives everyone some light and if they move toward that light, then He will give them more light leading them toward Jesus. However, if they ignore the light, then the light that they had will get dimmer and dimmer as their hearts get harder and harder and they become entrenched in the lies of darkness. Unfortunately, many who would call themselves "Christian", do not have a Biblical worldview. This results in a powerless witness that is not effective in reaching the lost.
As a Christian, I view God's Holiness as incomprehensible through our human experience. We have nothing to compare it to. The closer you get to God,
the more awestruck you will become of His Holiness & purity. Yes, God is Love and Merciful. God is Just and Righteous. However, God is described as Holy, Holy, Holy,
emphasizing that nothing surpasses His Holiness. The closer you get to God, the more you realize just how ugly and harmful sin is and how sinful we are
and how pure and sinless He is.
Job 13:11 His splendor will petrify you with terror, paralyzing you with fear, won’t it?
Hebrews 10:31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God!
Hebrews 12:14 Pursue peace with everyone, as well as holiness, without which no one will see the Lord.
Hebrews 12:18-21 You have not come to something that can be touched, to a blazing fire, to darkness, to gloom, to a trumpet’s blast, or to a voice that made the hearers beg that not another word be spoken to them. For they could not endure the command that was given: “If even an animal touches the mountain, it must be stoned to death.” Indeed, the sight was so terrifying that Moses said, “I am trembling with fear.”
Hebrews 12:29 For “our God is an all-consuming fire.
Even though all analogies break down at some point, it may be helpful to think of sin as a highly contagious and deadly virus that is often not symptomatic for several months but kills everyone within three years. Someone you know has just been exposed and they say, "I feel fine, It has not affected me at all", but would you let them into your home to meet your family? Heaven is pure and without sin. Sin is the reason we physically die. If you dislike seeing people die, then you should dislike sin. God cannot allow sin into his dwelling so just the slightest sin that we might consider trivial would completely disqualify us from entering into heaven. This is why Jesus came and died to make a way when there was no way. Because He is perfect and without sin, His death can bridge a gap that no other person could ever bridge. He paid the price for our sin through His sacrifice and shed blood, He can cleanse our sin and make us pure and able to join Him in Heaven. You do not have to understand how this works. All that God requires from us is that you confess that you are a sinner and turn away from your sin (repent) and turn toward God, sincerely asking Him to change your heart from the inside so you can become the person that He designed you to be. Then He will give you the promised Holy Spirit to help you on your journey through life, as long as you determine to follow and obey whenever His Word or His Spirit speaks to you (Note – His Spirit will never contradict His revealed word in the Bible). This is called being "Born Again" or "Born of the Spirit".
As a Christian, I understand that God does not want to see anyone reject His offer of grace and rebirth and go to eternal separation in Hell. God created us in His own image with eternal souls and free will to choose our own eternal fate. He wants us to join Him but He will not force anyone. He makes it clear in His Holy Word that there are only two eternal destinations. One with God and one without God. Despite the lies of pop culture, the destination without God will be more horrendous than you could possibly imagine. Seperated from God, there will be no love, no joy & no peace.
As a Christian, I understand that nobody will be able to stand before God on judgment day and claim that God has treated anyone unfairly. Some in their arrogance, try to paint the God of the Old Testament as cruel, yet they fail to see God's grace and mercy when he sent Jonah to Nineveh the pagan enemies of Israel. This is very important as God reveals His heart for these heathen enemies of His people and He defers the punishment He had pronounced, after they repented. Some insist on pointing to another place where God gave instructions to wipe out everyone including the children and animals. We are not told if these tribes were given a warning from God (like Nineveh). We do know from other passages that there were other issues going on. Destruction of the animals seems to correspond with verses indicating that they were having unnatural sexual relations with the animals and possibly had been infected with viral diseases. Or consider that God might know something else is going on. There is also some evidence to suggest that these tribes were from the genetic off-spring hybrids of the fallen angels (aka nephilim) that corrupted both human and animal gene pool and were not part of God's creation. Because of what Jesus did for us, we know that God loves the whole world He created and does not want to see any of His individually created humans perish.
As a Christian, I understand that there is a grand conspiracy that the evil one is orchestrating, trying to deceive the world. Christians are in a spiritual battle in the unseen realm. Satan's plan of deception is diverse and widespread as the Bible has foretold giving us strong warning that deception and lawlessness will prevail in the end times. In reply, Jesus told them, “See to it that no one deceives you, (Mat 24:4 ISV) . The Bible foretells that in the end times there will be a worldwide government system with a monetary system where all transactions can be tracked. Finally, the whole world will be destroyed with fire, which was incomprehensible before the invention of nuclear weapons and the understanding of the declining magnetosphere, solar flares, global warming and magnetic pole shifts. At this point, I will personally mention that I think it is wise to be good stewards of the planet God has given us and avoid polluting our water, soil and air. This is good for our health and the health of our children. However, I can see where issues similar to these can be used to bring in a "global authority" to undermine our democratic republic. The Bible is clear that the world will be under one authority when the anti-Christ rules so all nations will submit. The transaction tracking society that we now see around us is an extraordinary prediction made in the Bible almost 2000 years ago where people could not even conceive of the technologies required to make it feasible. Jesus also foretold that there would be earthquakes in various places. But the most amazing part of many of these prophecies is that Jesus knew that we would have the real-time visual access to worldwide information. Computer, electronic, television and radio technologies now allow us to communicate worldwide and be aware of earthquakes and global disasters that are happening around the world, just as Jesus predicted.
As a Christian, I know that my citizenship is not of this world. Whenever Christians try to obtain the power to rule society, corruption is imminent regardless of how good the original intentions were. None of Jesus' apostles rebelled against the dark powers that ruled the politics of their time. They submitted up until the point when they were asked to violate their instructions from Jesus. They refused to deny Jesus. They refused to be quiet about the good news. They refused to worship anyone else. For this many of them were tortured and killed, but they never advocated rebellion against the government. I'm not saying that it is wrong to vote for Biblical values, as they can benefit society and help people understand right from wrong. I am saying it is difficult to hold a public office as a Christian leader without serving two masters. Just as it is difficult to be rich (most people who have anything close to decent job in the USA are in the top 10% of the worlds richest). The problem is not the power or the money. It is the pride, self reliance and selfish ambition that can so easily can creep in.
As a Christian, I understand that there are false and misleading teachings from cults and other religions who deny the truth concerning the only Person
who offers salvation. They exist to distract from the simple, unique and powerful message of Jesus' virgin birth, perfect life, death on the cross and
resurrection. Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life and nobody will enter heaven by any other name. It is interesting to note that there are dozens of
impostor pseudo-christian religions that try to distort the clear and simple teachings found in the "Apostles creed" which dates to the very first Christians.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty,
creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into Heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic (universal) Church,
the communion of the saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting. Amen
Why don't these impostors just makeup their own religion instead of changing the Christian historical beliefs? Why are they almost exclusively trying to diminish the only perfect person who ever lived? Whenever you find something of great value, there will always be "knock-offs", especially if you understand that there is an intelligent evil army who's goal is deception of the truth. Take a serious honest look at the best evidence for and against the resurrection. Don't cling to a false worldview just because you spent a lifetime making it.