Biblical Worldview


Biblical worldview: When beliefs and actions are aligned with the Bible, acknowledging its truth and applicability to every area of life.


One of the podcasts I listen to talks about living with a biblical worldview. The problem I have is that I don't necessarily agree with their worldview.


For example, their summary of Biblical Principles for Human Sexuality says, "Our culture increasingly regards Christian sexual ethics as bigoted and outdated. By surveying key passages of Scripture and consulting the wisdom of theologians throughout church history, this publication helps Christians who are committed to God's Word respond to our culture's modern objections to the church's historic teaching on human sexuality and marriage." (frc.org/biblical-worldview)


All of the sexual references are from the Jewish Bible and the Epistles because Jesus never talked about homosexuality. He did tell people to follow the laws of Moses, which did have some prohibitions on homosexual activity.


So as Christians who follow the word of Jesus, what are we to believe? Those holding to the "biblical worldview" would say that those accepting homosexuality are strongly influenced by modern culture, which is a negative.


I can defend that modern cultural influence through the words of Jesus. "Love your neighbor as yourself." (Matthew 22:39)


"But to you who are listening I say: "Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you." (Luke 6:27)


I know there are other examples of the "biblical worldview" that I disagree with. Justifications are from the Jewish Bible and the Epistles, with very little from the Gospels.


I prefer to focus on the Gospel for my leadership when it comes to a biblical worldview. I like Jesus, who talks about love, heals, and teaches about heaven's kingdom.


- Ann Warner

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