Your World View Matters
Your world view is the filter through which you interpret life. It influences everything you believe. Knowing the world view of those who have influence over you is important. If we allow the truth that we follow to be filtered through someone or something other than God, our life may just be poisoned a little each day until we find ourselves sick and dying, far away from God.
You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them. We are from God, and whoever knows God listens to us; but whoever is not from God does not listen to us. This is how we recognize the Spirit of truth and the spirit of falsehood. 1John 4:4-6
The basis of our world view should be the Bible. It is the foundation of all truth, and should be the filter through which we judge all things. What you believe about how you are made is part of your world view. It will determine much about how you approach life. If you believe life is random. An accident. A Science experiment gone wrong/or right by nature. A process of evolution or natural selection, then life is cheap.
- It is expected that, “might makes right” because survival of the fittest rules.
- It becomes easy to say abortion is ok because that blob was just an accident anyway.
- It is easy to put yourself first and be selfish.
- Your motto becomes live for today because tomorrow you die.
But if you believe the Bible and that we are created in the image of God, this changes so many things.
- Life is precious.
- The born and the unborn have value and worth beyond measure.
- The value of the individual requires us to treat people with respect and dignity.
- We have a source of strength and guidance outside of ourselves that come from God through the Holy Spirit.
Take time today to check your world view. Is it based on Biblical truth, or have you allowed the world to creep in?
DEAR FRIENDS, DO NOT BELIEVE EVERY SPIRIT, BUT TEST THE SPIRITS TO SEE WHETHER THEY ARE FROM GOD, BECAUSE MANY FALSE PROPHETS HAVE GONE OUT INTO THE WORLD. THIS IS HOW YOU CAN RECOGNIZE THE SPIRIT OF GOD: EVERY SPIRIT THAT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT JESUS CHRIST HAS COME IN THE FLESH IS FROM GOD, BUT EVERY SPIRIT THAT DOES NOT ACKNOWLEDGE JESUS IS NOT FROM GOD. THIS IS THE SPIRIT OF THE ANTICHRIST, WHICH YOU HAVE HEARD IS COMING AND EVEN NOW IS ALREADY IN THE WORLD.