Biblical Worldviews

posted Oct 8, 2012, 8:32 PM by Hector Falcon
All worldviews are not the same. A legitimate Biblical worldview relies solely on biblical revelation as its presuppositional starting point with regard to evaluating all of reality. The Bible is considered the ultimate source of truth and authority since it is the revealed will of God to mankind in written form. The issue of final authority was the basic issue involved in the Reformation. The Reformers based final authority, regarding all truth and reality, solely on the revelation given by God in the Bible. Human reason was in submission to the revealed revelation of God.

Churches that maintain this view today are found largely within the conservative Reformed stream. John Calvin developed the basic biblical paradigm for a holistic biblical worldview. His worldview was developed on on biblical presuppositions. Biblical revelation was the basis for the Reformed worldview that fueled the Reformation, transformed the face of Europe and laid the covenantal foundation for the American republic.   

A biblical worldview differs from other Christian worldviews. It is founded on the Bible as its ultimate authority. Christian worldviews differ from a biblical worldview in that they rely on extra-biblical revelation and human based authorities to determine reality. These other sources can include church tradition, church hierarchy, human reason, natural revelation, natural law, natural theology, humanist derived theologies, latest science trends, philosophy, personal spiritual leading that is subjective and other sources of human-based reasoning. 

Biblical worldview is holistic as the following video describes:

Holistic Nature of a Biblical Worldview

Nancy Pearcey describes the current worldview found within American Christianity and why we are losing the culture to the secularists. Great interview!