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Christian worldview and divine revelation

by Mark McClellan
Dean of the Herschel H. Hobbs College of Theology and Ministry, Oklahoma Baptist University

God, Himself, is the source of the Christian worldview. Nancy Pearcy in her book, Total Truth, explains that “Christian worldview thinking is far more than a mental strategy or a new spin on current events.  At the core, it is a deepening of our spiritual character and the character of our lives. It begins with the submission of our minds to the Lord of the universe-a willingness to be taught by Him.

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The importance and impact of worldview

by Tawa J. Anderson
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Oklahoma Baptist University

Three friends went on safari in the Serengeti, and observed the majestic beauty and diversity of the African wild. The first friend, John Luther, commented boldly: “Is not our God truly amazing?! The Lord has created an amazing array of creatures and landscapes that sing His praises and declare His glory.”

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The Creationist worldview according to the Bible

by Ishwaran Mudliar
Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Southwestern Seminary

Scripture quotations are taken from the New American Standard Bible (NASB).   

Once upon a time, about 4.5 billions of years ago, say the evolutionists, the Earth and solar system came into existence. How exactly no one knows, yet they allege that it happened haphazardly from gas, dust, primordial soup or the like. There was no purpose and no creator, except perhaps some aliens from outer space. Indeed, life is random and meaningless. Evolutionists insist that humans evolved from “ape” men who lived millions of years ago. Through the process of natural selection, animals, “ape” men and men experienced evil, death and misery. Because there is no heavenly Maker and Judge, humans received no code of ethics and have no need of eternal salvation.

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A Christian worldview and human sinfulness

by Stan Norman
Provost and Executive Vice President for Campus Life, Oklahoma Baptist University

A Christian worldview typically and historically takes into account that something has gone horrifically wrong with God’s created order. Any worldview that does not account in some way for the presence of sin is terribly misleading and grossly deficient.  Only in the Christian worldview do we find a revelatory perspective of what the problem is with God’s creation and what He has done to overcome that problem.

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The center of a Christian worldview

by Terry L. Wilder
Professor and Wesley Harrison Chair of New Testament, Southwestern Seminary 

Tawa Anderson basically defined a worldview as “the conceptual lens through which we view our world.”

A worldview is a comprehensive and integrated grid or framework through which we see things. For one who follows Christ, a thoroughgoing view of the world must operate from a biblical standpoint.

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Christian worldview and new creation

by Alan Bandy
Rowena R. Strickland assistant professor of New Testament & Greek at Oklahoma Baptist University

“Something is wrong.” Those very words often send a shiver down our spines. A report comes from the doctor who utters those dreadful words “something is wrong         . . . it’s cancer.” A child in a dusty African village awaits a slow death as he lies on the ground with a bloated stomach, swarmed by flies and dying of starvation . . . “something is wrong.” The coast of Japan is devastated by a massive tsunami causing a large swath of death with continued problems due to nuclear toxic waste leaking into the ocean and poisoning all life within . . . “something is wrong.”

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