We define our lives by how much stuff we have, to a large degree our personal and business relationships are defined by how much money we make, and even most of the important dates on our calendar are all about materialism.
Jesus is now the centre of my worldview, and therefore the centre of who I truly am and how I try to live out my life, how I try to think and act and behave. It is good to know now that I am an old man that God is in charge and loves me and plans to keep working on me right up until the time I die and go to be with Jesus and Abba Father: All this has shaped my worldview to be Theist.
I know that the spiritual world is real and is ruled by God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. God is central to everything and to who I am. God is on my inside, in my spirit. My body and soul are just the outward, earthly part of me, the part you can see and hug, the part which I can make available to Jesus to participate in His work on the earth.
James Anderson says that a worldview is an overall view of the world. Everybody has a worldview and it is something uniquely personal like our fingerprints. Likewise we don't look at our worldview, indeed many people are unaware that they have one, but it is always with us, we look at the world through it and it shapes our responses and our behaviours.
Our worldview is informed by what we know to be real and what we know to be unreal. From this we work out what is true and establish our beliefs.
This gives a foundation to see what is good and what is bad, and this leads us to finding and holding to our own value system. And all of these: Four Worldviews It can be said the there are four main worldviews: Theism one godPantheism creation as godPolytheism many godsand Humanism each person and all humankind as god.
Theism one god - Theism is the belief in the existence of one god who is personal and the creative source and sustainer of the universe and of the human race, who transcends yet is immanent in the world.
All things are dependent on the one supreme ultimate reality. In Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, this ultimate reality is called God.
We Christians also see Him as love, as sovereign, triune three persons in one Godomniscient, faithful, omnipotent, self-existing, self-sufficient, immutable, merciful, eternal, gracious, and omnipresent, and more. Everything shares the same spiritual essence, rather than having its own distinct spirit.
A pantheistic god does not have a will and cannot act in or upon the universe, so is not a person and is not transcendent as Christians know God to be.
Polytheism many gods - It's hard to find a clear definition of a polytheistic religion. The term characterizes virtually all "isms", religions, faith relationships or positions, other than Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.
Humanism each person and all humankind as god - non-religious but often faith filled people who believe that this life is the only life we have, that the universe is entirely natural with no supernatural aspect, and that we can live ethical and fulfilling lives on the basis of reason, including skepticism, the scientific method, humanity, autonomy and moral equality.
Humanists tend to have strong faith positions on unproven things such as the age of the universe, the theory of evolution and even what gravity is, and on what moral equality is.
I find it interesting that "the scientific method" will not consider anything spiritual, that is, anything not physical; "scientists" seem to be seeking answers to the biggest questions while looking in only half of reality, more than 4 out of 5 people believe the spiritual to be real.
As I've thought about these things I have come to see that humanism is now the dominant worldview in the Western democracies. We seem to be happy that we ourselves, and our governments, focus almost entirely on material and physical things. Because so many of us want more and more stuff, our governments borrow more and more money, millions and billions, at the eventual cost to our children and grandchildren.
This satisfies our desire for more so is accepted as being "good". The humanist desire for more and newer applies to everything in life, more material things, more travel, more entertainment, more sex, and on and on. This is also where Ancient Rome was, the richest, most powerful regime in history which eventually imploded.
It seems to me that in many ways this is where our culture now is.
We can see humanist trends within the Christian church. In many of the local congregations I visit I see an ever an increasing level of physical comfort, corporate culture, and celebrity, and at the same time, a decrease in humility, sacrifice and service.What is a Worldview?
if I believe the truth claim “I will be happy if people accept me and think well of me” then I might act in a way that would make people accept me and think well of me.
It is my opinion that the floundering of my faith would have made me shipwreck without these two inputs in my life. Thanks for being there TTP. k Likes, 1, Comments - Liz Uy 🇵🇭 (@lizzzuy) on Instagram: “Being your mother is the greatest privilege.
Happy 1st birthday my darling baby boy ♥️”. Once Jesus made Himself known to me, my spirit came alive by His Spirit. Jesus is now the centre of my worldview, and therefore the centre of who I truly am and how I try to live out my life, how I try to think and act and behave.
This world is not a utopia and nobody is going to be happy all of the time while living in it, but from my worldview I try to be as happy as possible. Ever since I can remember, finding the positive things in life and focusing on them has always been my worldview.
Sep 10, · But one thing that can have a big influence on how we feel about life is where we choose to live. defined by Gallup as “Liking what you do each day and being motivated to achieve your goals. on which all states turn out to be equally happy.
We are the most materialistic society in the history of the world, and our endless greed is going to end up swallowing us alive. When it comes to materialism in America, there are outrageous examples all around us, but one of my favorite examples is the " Rich Kids of Instagram ".