presented the evidence for the inspiration of the Bible, affirming
it's divine origins, we now turn to examine what the Bible teaches
about God, this life and the world in which we live. While the life
experience of each person throughout history is in general a common
one the understanding and explanation of the true nature of this
life along with any unseen spiritual realities which have bearing
on it are many and varied. The presence of numerous active world
religions today gives testimony to the truth of this situation.
The beliefs regarding a supreme being or force behind all that we
see and the way in which an individual should live in this world
in light of such beliefs are at times drastically different.
purpose of this topic, "A Biblical World-View", is to
explain the way in which the Bible views God, this life and the
world in which we live. We realize of course that when we look to
see what the Bible has to say about these things we are really learning
what God says. We are reminded again that Jesus when referring to
the words of the Old Testament said to His readers, " have
you not read that which was spoken to you by God". (Matthew
world-view found in God's Word includes both seen and unseen realities
which are relevant to our existence today. For example God is an
unseen reality who has great relevance to our lives. The true nature
of God and His will for man cannot be fully known apart from God
revealing those things to us. This revelation, as we have stated
before, is believed by Christians to be found in the Bible. There
are three specific topics that will be presented here for consideration:
1) the person of God; 2) the world we live in; 3) the nature and
consequences of sin.
reader will find in these three topics the starting point for beginning
to know the answers to the biggest questions in life along with the solution
to man's continuing problems. Please continue to the next point
to begin to consider the biblical world-view of the person of God.