LargoD – (I didn’t write this, but I thought that it was important to put up here because so many can’t see how being a christian affects every single aspect of every day life. I saw the same chart on a video but without the verses. We had a cake Saturday and no trace of it was left by sunday morning. I can’t think of much to say at the moment.)
The Christian Theological Worldview affects every aspect of life:
- Theology: Theism, Genesis 1:1; Colossians 2:9,
- Philosophy: Supernaturalism, Genesis 1:1; John 1:1; Colossians 1:17; Revelation 19:13,
- Ethics: Ethical Absolutes, Genesis 2:9; John 1:9; John 3:19,20,
- Biology: Creation, Genesis 1:17; John 1:4; John 11:25; Colossians 1:16,
- Psychology: Dualism, Luke 1:46,47; Titus 2:13,
- Sociology:Traditional Home, State, and Church, Genesis 4:1; Luke 1:30-31; Isaiah 9:6,
- Law: Biblical/Natural Law, Genesis 3:11; Genesis 49:10; Revelation 5:5; Isaiah 9:7,
- Politics: Justice, Freedom, Order, Psalm 9:6; Luke 1:33; 1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 19:16
- Economics: Stewardship of Property, Genesis 1:28; Psalm 24:1; Psalm 50:10-12; 1 Corinthians 10:26,
- History: Historical Resurrection, Genesis 3:15; John 1:14; Galatians 4:4; 1 Timothy 3:16.
Let’s take a closer look at the Theology and Philosophy today.
The theology of Christianity is the affirmation of the existence of an intelligent, powerful, loving, just, and awesome God who exists in the Trinity of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. From the Christian
perspective, “In the beginning God” (Genesis 1:1) is the foundation for all meaning. Christianity further proclaims that this powerful, intelligent God who created all things in heaven and earth is the same God who took upon Himself human form in the person of Jesus Christ and died for our sins. Christianity proclaims a God who is both Mind and Heart – who not only created the world, but also loves it so much that He sent His only begotten Son to die for it. Christian theism declares in large letters, “God is,” “God created,” “God loves,” and “God judges.”
The philosophical quest that most appeals to Christians is the attempt to obey 2 Corinthians 10:5, “We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” What makes philosophy non-Christian, what the Bible refers to as “vain and deceitful philosophy,” is basing philosophy upon the “traditions ofmen, after the basic principles of the world, and not after Christ” (Colossians 2:8). The single most important philosophical truth in the Bible is that Jesus Christ is the Logos (word, or mind) of God.
Christian philosophy says Christ the Logos is the explanation for the universe and everything in it. The major charge against Christianity in general and Christian philosophy in particular, is that it is
unscientific. Christians claim that the Christian doctrines of God, creation, Logos, design, purpose, law, order and life are consistent with the findings of science, history, and personal experience in a
way that the vain and deceitful philosophies of dialectical materialism and philosophical naturalism will never be.