Our Worldview Perspective

Our Worldview Perspective
    We believe that an overarching Biblical worldview should inform every area of the Christian’s life and is the basis for all meaning and purpose. We believe that all human life, from conception onward, is created in the very “image of God” and is inherently precious in His sight. We hold that the core doctrines of Christianity are absolutely essential and non negotiable. To stray from these foundational teachings is a most grievous error. We believe there is a transcendent, unchanging moral standard which governs all human behaviors. Furthermore, that standard inheres in the very character and nature of God, as revealed in the written Word. God is both eternal and immutable, and “right behavior,” Biblically speaking, can only be defined as that which is compatible with His own essential being. Moral truth is not subject to ever shifting cultural opinions. The human species is not evolving up the social ladder, and Biblical prohibitions are not culturally limited to the 1st century, but are intrinsically binding on all people throughout all of human history. The laws of nature’s God are indelibly and universally imprinted on the created order and upon the human conscience, so all people are without excuse. {Romans 1:18-20; &Romans 2:12-16}
    Tragically, many denominations today have succumbed to the pervasive influence of Post-Modernist thinking. Consequently, the integrity of the Biblical text is severely compromised because of their worldview assumptions. All of us evaluate the extant evidence from within a specific conceptual framework. We reach our particular conclusions, largely because of the presuppositions which govern how we interpret the given data. Historically, conservative Christians embrace a “Correspondence View” of Biblical truth. We contend that truth is objective and comports with actual reality in both the empirical and values realms. We concur that “There must be a univocal point at which human logic and knowledge coalesce with God’s logic and knowledge; otherwise, all of Scripture becomes meaningless. We know from I Cor. 14:33 that God is not the author of confusion, thus He cannot speak to us in illogical or contradictory statements. It’s certainly true, according to Isa. 55:8-9, that God’s thoughts and ways are not identical to ours- but are infinitely higher than ours. It’s critical to realize, however, that it’s more a matter of degree than kind. If God’s thoughts were completely different, in a qualitative sense- then all of the Scriptures would be unintelligible.” Post-Modernists, however, hold to a “Perspectival View” of truth. They reject any absolute truth in the moral/ethics realm. They believe that all truth is simply a matter of personal opinion. Whatever works for you is right for you and all worldviews are equally valid. They see all human behaviors subjectively because of their roots in Darwinist ideology. Thus actual right and wrong don’t exist in any authentic, objective sense. Col.2:2-3;8 (2) …to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and knowledge of God’s mystery, which is Christ,(3) in Whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. (8) See to it that no-one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world and not according to Christ. ESV