John 4:24--God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.
Have you ever asked someone their worldview? What a great way to converse about topics that truly matter. Where do you come from? What is the purpose or meaning of life? How do you determine what is right or wrong? What happens after you die? Why would anyone want to worship God? Could it be that the Bible gives us clear answers to this question while also addressing origin, meaning, morality and destiny?
Genesis 1:1 states that God created the heavens and the earth. Later we are informed that “God created man in His own image; He created him in the image of God; He created them male and female” (1:27). Put a check in the origin block!
Psalm 117:1 proclaims, “Praise the Lord, all nations! Glorify Him, all peoples!” 1 Corinthians 6:19,20 says, “Don’t you know that your body is a sanctuary of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God in your body.” Romans 14:8 exhorts us, “If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” Our purpose as God’s offspring it to glorify Him. The Bible teaches us that this happens by obeying His will, by living for Him!
David said in Psa. 26:3, “For Your faithful love is before my eyes, and I live by Your truth.” Later in 43:3 we see that God is the source of truth. Psalm 119:60 tells us, “The entirety of Your word is truth . . .” Jesus personified truth, “The Word became flesh and took up residence among us. We observed His glory, the glory as the One and Only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth” (John 1:14). When Jesus left He promised the Holy Spirit would come and “When the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all the truth” (John 16:13). Paul noted in 1 Timothy 2:3,4, “This is good, and it pleases God our Savior, who wants everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” We determine what is right or wrong by following God’s truth.
We know what happens after we die again through Scripture. Jesus tells us in John 11:26, “Everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die—ever. Do you believe this?” Peter shares our final destination in 1 Peter 1:3-5, “Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. According to His great mercy, He has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead and into an inheritance that is imperishable, uncorrupted, and unfading, kept in heaven for you. You are being protected by God’s power through faith for a salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.”
Notice the logical consistency, empirical adequacy and experiential relevance the Bible provides. The Christian message is unique and passes the test for truth. If you understand and believe the Christian worldview you are mightily equipped to help others!
A person’s worldview can be understood as the lens through which he/she views the grand stage of human existence. It is an individual’s personal life philosophy used to make meaning out of experiences and to provide direction and purpose in life. This complex cognitive framework determines what one attends to, how one interprets information and events, and knowledge and experience one seeks out, and how one behaves. Not static, but dynamic, a person’s worldview actually influences every aspect of his/her current life and future goals. Thus, a persons’ worldview is the foundation upon which the development of the human spirit rests.—Patrick J. Sweeney, Sean T. Hannah and Don M. Snider “The Domain of the Human Spirit in The Warrior’s Character
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)
 Ravi Zacharias, The Logic of God, (Grand Rapids, MI, Zondervan,© 2019)