Worldview: The framework from which people view reality and make sense of life and the world. Worldview is also the foundation for thought, word, and action.

Biblical worldview: {held individually and collectively by Christians} The belief that the primary reason for existence is to love and serve God.

{I am a Christian with a biblical worldview}

The Bible:
  • The Bible is the foundation of a Christian worldview.

{II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21; Hebrews 4:12; Psalm 119:11}

  • According to the Bible, God is infinite yet personal; transcendent yet immanent; loving yet just. God is righteous, holy, and good; omnipotent, omniscient, and omnipresent; and worthy of all worship. Also, God is a self-existent and triune spirit incomprehensible to human thoughts and imaginings.

{John 4:24; Exodus 3:14, 20:3-6; Isaiah 6:3; Psalm 96:13, 139:3-10; I John 3:20, 4:7-8; Jeremiah 9:24; I Timothy 6:15-17}
  • The Persons of God are the Father, head of the Three; the Son, Jesus Christ, who became fully God and fully man, lived a perfect life, died bodily, and rose bodily from death for the forgiveness of sins; and the Holy Spirit, who inspired the Bible and now indwells believers, teaching and guiding Christians to seek God. The triune God forms the ultimate cornerstone of Christian doctrine and worldview.

{Deuteronomy 6:4; Matthew 28:19; John 10:30}

  • God created man in His image. Consequently, human beings possess intelligence, personality, and morality mirroring the nature of God.
  • God created man for a unique purpose: to glorify God and to enjoy a deep, personal fellowship with Him forever.
  • God created humans perfect, but man individually and collectively disobeyed God, thus sinning and losing perfection. The consequence for man’s rebellion is death.

{Genesis 1-3; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:23, 5:12-14, 5:17-21, 6:23; Genesis 9:6; Exodus 20:13; Psalm 129:13-16}
  • However, God allows man to be reconciled to Himself through Christ, who, being both wholly God and man, lived a perfect life on earth and died as a perfect sacrifice in our place. Because of Christ’s sacrifice, we are justified and viewed as sinless before God, and can enter back into our original relationship with Him.

{John 1:12, 3:16; Acts 17:30; II Peter 3:9; Ephesians 1:7-8, 2:8-9; I Corinthians 15:20-22; II Corinthians 5:17-21; Romans 6:23; Hebrews 10:1-10; I John 5:11-13}

The Universe:
  • The universe is God’s creation.
  • In the future, God will remove the curse of death and sin, restoring creation to the original state of perfection.

{Genesis 1:1-2:4; I Chronicles 29:11; Psalm 23; Psalm 104; Colossians 1:16-17}