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A Biblical Worldview

Last year, we made a point of emphasizing our commitment to ministry: to uphold Biblical truth, proclaim the gospel, and serve others in Jesus' name. Now, I want to share about a Biblical worldview, why we hold to such a view completely, and why there is no other option for a Christian.

This is important for a couple of reasons. First, with the work that we do, there are many (and often changing) secular views on how to address issues of homelessness and addiction. Time does not permit analyzing all of those—and their frequent failures to address core issues. Our emphasis is on the gospel message. We know that for a man to truly change, he must be transformed—something that is only possible through saving faith in Jesus Christ. Second, a number of well-known Christians have continued to espouse worldly views, attempting to integrate them with sound beliefs. This results in dangerous false teaching.

Much can be said about this topic, but I want to briefly share several reasons why it is important that Christians have an exclusively Biblical worldview.

  • The world loves darkness and hates the truth (John 3:19-21).
  • We are not of the world; therefore the world hates us (John 15:19).
  • God has made foolish the wisdom of the world (1 Cor 1:20).
  • We should not be unequally yoked with unbelievers; light has no fellowship with darkness (2 Cor 6:14-16).
  • Godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation; the sorrow of the world brings about death (2 Cor 7:10).
  • We should not be bound by man-made systems of works (Gal 4:3, Col 2:8, 20).
  • We are to keep ourselves unstained by the world (James 1:27).
  • Those who seek friendship with the world set themselves as an enemy of God (James 4:4).

Most importantly, every point above is Biblical, not from a system devised by man. To re-emphasize one point: Godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation; the sorrow of the world brings about death (2 Cor 7:10). Many man-made systems emphasize repentance for perceived wrongs, but none offer salvation.

Scripture is sufficient—man is not. We are sinners, unable to save ourselves. That's why our hope is in the gospel. Jesus Christ died for our sins—He bore the punishment that we deserved. We must repent and believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. There is salvation in no one else (Acts 4:12)—no person, no worldly system can save us. That's why maintaining a Biblical worldview is a must for all Christians.