Biblical worldview is vital to your work as a parent, grandparent, pastor, or educator. It shapes your philosophy, your teaching, your counseling, your parenting, your grandparenting, and your ability to engage wisely with the world.
There is a battle being fought for the hearts and minds of children, and much is at stake. The world is working diligently to assimilate young people to its way of thinking. The beliefs our children develop inevitably shape their decisions and determine their eternal destiny.
Imagine the impact on homes, churches, and our nation if millions of children were given a biblical worldview. This book, Biblical Worldview, is an invitation to join the cause to fight the good fight of faith for the next generation. It’s time for churches to elevate Bible study over the entertainment of young people; for families to prioritize discipleship over athletics or academics; and for Christian schools to prioritize maturity in Christ over college prep or academic rigor. It’s time for all of us to make the Bible the foundation and focus of our ministry efforts to reach and disciple children.
What is this book about?
In a word, worldview is about beliefs. This book will equip you to help young people develop a strong biblical foundation and doctrinal framework for a biblical worldview. Biblical worldview is built on the foundation of the authority, inerrancy, and sufficiency of the Bible. This book will help you establish this foundation in the hearts and minds of young people so that they trust the Bible, think about life from a Christian perspective, and live according to biblical principles. Our worldview is developed as we establish beliefs about four critical topics:
- Creation: How did I get here? What is my purpose?
- Rebellion: What went wrong? Why is there evil and suffering?
- Salvation: What is the solution? Where do I find hope?
- Restoration: What happens in the future? How do we transform lives and change the world?
These four pillars create the framework for a person’s worldview. It is critical that all four pillars of faith are firmly established and that deep-down convictions are developed around these biblical truths. Biblical Worldview is a serious call to shape the next generation’s beliefs with the Bible. The aim of biblical worldview is embracing gospel truth for godly living. This book is a short introduction to biblical worldview and will equip you to help children develop a biblically-based view of life that will transform their homes, communities, and nations.