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Who We Are: Biblical Worldview – Part 2

June 25, 2016

What does it mean to have a thoroughly biblical worldview? In our previous post, we said that it means we view all of life–every detail of our knowledge and awareness–through the lens of Scripture. Aware of this necessity, the great reformer John Calvin said,

“Just as old or bleary-eyed men and those with weak vision, if you thrust before them a most beautiful volume, even if they recognize it to be some sort of writing, yet can scarcely construe two words, but with aid of spectacles will begin to read it distinctly; so Scripture, gathering up the otherwise confused knowledge of God in our minds, having dispersed our dullness, clearly shows us the true God.”

Our desire is that the student, regardless of what he studies, would recognize the need for Scripture to guide and direct his thinking in all matters.  Romans 12:2 makes clear our need to have our minds made new:

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Hebrews 4:12-13 makes clear Scripture’s ability to do just that:

“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.  And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”

It is only with right thinking that students can come to right conclusions, and the Bible is the only ultimate, infallible, always reliable source by which to judge our thoughts. Accordingly, when the student consistently views the world through the lens of Scripture the result will be righteous conclusions—a biblical view of the world.

Who We Are: Biblical Worldview – Part 2

What does it mean to have a thoroughly biblical worldview? In our previous post, we said that it means we view all of life--every detail of our knowledge and awareness--through the lens of Scripture. Aware of this necessity, the great reformer John Calvin said,
“Just as old or bleary-eyed men and those with weak vision, if you thrust before them a most beautiful volume, even if they recognize it to be some sort of writing, yet can scarcely construe two words, but with aid of spectacles will begin to read it distinctly; so Scripture, gathering up the otherwise confused knowledge of God in our minds, having dispersed our dullness, clearly shows us the true God.”
Our desire is that the student, regardless of what he studies, would recognize the need for Scripture to guide and direct his thinking in all matters.  Romans 12:2 makes clear our need to have our minds made new:
“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”
Hebrews 4:12-13 makes clear Scripture’s ability to do just that:
“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.  And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.”
It is only with right thinking that students can come to right conclusions, and the Bible is the only ultimate, infallible, always reliable source by which to judge our thoughts. Accordingly, when the student consistently views the world through the lens of Scripture the result will be righteous conclusions—a biblical view of the world.


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