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Worlds in Collision – Fall

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The first and most fundamental issue any Worldview must deal with, is the way it answers the questions of origins—Where did we come from and who are we? The Bible has the very best answer to that question. A thoroughly Biblical Worldview begins with the belief that God spoke the universe into existence, creating all life—making man in His own image, and providentially rules over His creation.

Because I had so much to say last Sunday, I didn’t have a chance to say everything I wanted to say or needed to say. I told you that I am an unashamed Creationist, and I would like to persuade all Christians to be unashamed Creationists. Not all are. However, we should not make Creationism a “test of fellowship” among the brethren. Some Christians sincerely believe in what is called Theistic Evolution and an Old Earth. In other words, they believe that God is the author of creation, but that He simply took His sweet time in accomplishing the feat, and used the processes of evolution to bring the various species to their present form, including man. Polls show that a majority of Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and mainline Protestant Christians accept the view as do about 25% of Evangelical Christian. They do not believe that biblical literalism in the creation account is mandatory.

To be a Theistic Evolutionist does not make you a heretic or a lesser Christian. I do continue to believe, however, that there are some significant theological difficulties with such a stance, and the Theistic Evolutionist can never have as thoroughly a biblical worldview as they could have.

The second fundamental issue any worldview must deal with is the way it explains the human dilemma. Why is there war and suffering, disease and untimely death, and why do men commit such horrendously evil acts? These questions are particularly pressing for the Christian worldview. If we believe that the universe came from the hand of a wise and good Creator, how do we explain the presence of evil? No question is more important for the Christian to answer.

The Biblical Worldview and the Naturalistic Worldview are diametrically opposed in their responses as to the human dilemma.

The Bible’s answer for universal human experience is better than any other belief system. Many don’t like the Bible’s answer, not because it isn’t clear, but because it is unpalatable. Here is the answer: "The serpent said to the woman, “You surely will not die! “For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate," (Genesis 3:4-6, NASB95)

God has a solution for your heart problem – He will give you a new one!

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