to our own lives—on a daily basis.
But when the rubber hits the personal
preference road, many of us either forget
or don’t take the time to find out what
that worldview should be.
The worldview of many Christians is
so broad that it covers only the big picture.
They believe in Jesus, go to church, and
pray when they need to—hoping to end
up in heaven at the end. Many, however,
do not live out a Biblical worldview on a
daily, more personal level, making every
life decision based on Biblical principles.
Decisions about marriage, family, finances, entertainment, and education
are often made without even a thought
as to what is laid out in Scripture on the
matter, and therefore such Christians
unknowingly adopt the cultural, hence
Let’s look briefly at some of these
areas and identify the di;erences
between the secular worldview and a
Biblical or Christian worldview.
The world today picks a spouse like they
pick their favorite ice cream or football
team: they hope for compatibility, love,
and loyalty but find that none of these
is long-lasting. Consequently, their
crumbling moral foundation, which is
based on a religion of self-pleasure,
brings separation and divorce to more
than half of those who wed. In 2007, for
every 10. 9 marriages per a population
of 1,000, there were 5. 4 divorces. In the
U.S. alone, there were 10,600,000 single-
1 Unfortunately, a
comparable percentage of divorce exists
within our churches. One reason may be
that those in the Church have followed the
world’s patterns and have not lived out a
Biblical worldview of full commitment
to their spouses, and more importantly, to
God. Therefore, their commitment wanes
and ebbs in perfect sync with a lack of
conviction to uphold the vows they made
before God and man. Following God’s
principles for marriage “until death do we
part” just isn’t in their worldview.
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