Most people have a worldview. Our worldview is very important because our worldview impacts our value system. Our worldview is shaped by our culture, community, parents, teachers and other factors of influence. According to Dr. Jeff Forrey “a world view is the network of assumptions about reality from which people make sense of the world, their place in it, and the values that dictate their lifestyle choices”. Norman Geisler in “the Big Book of Christian Apologetics” pointed out seven major worldviews. They are theism, deism, atheism, pantheism, panentheism, finite Godism and polytheism. A Christian worldview recognizes the authority of the scripture and is composed of the belief that the triune God is the creator, sustainer and controller of the universe.
He is a God of love, redemption and judgement and wrath as well. A Christian worldview acknowledges Jesus Christ resurrected from the dead and he is the Lord and savior of the world. The Holy Spirit is the empowering presence in each and every one of us, he is the one indwells the believer, and he convicts the world of sin and unrighteousness. I am happy to say that I have a theistic world view and believe that Jesus is Logos and all human knowledge submits to the Lordship of Jesus. What distinguishes a biblical Christian researcher from a secular researcher is that a Christian researcher seeks knowledge with God and a secular researcher seeks knowledge without God. The pursuits of knowledge without God and against God bring disastrous consequences.
Abraham Mathew, Founder at India Gospel Mission – SALI
India Gospel Mission – SALI is to train and equip Christian leaders and reach unreached people groups in India through leadership training, conferences, and village outreach.