What’s A Christian World View?

Q. In many of your articles I have seen you speak of a “Christian World View” and how few Christians hold such a view. Could you please define it for us? I feel that it is looking at the world through the Bible and it’s prophecies, looking at what is happening in the world news and relating it to prophecy and living in anticipation of what Jesus said would happen in the end times in which we are living. Am I close?

A. First of all, recent polls show that over 90% of professing Christians have a secular world view. That means they view the world the same way unbelievers do. They act as if this life is all there is.

We who have a Christian world view know this life is only temporary and it’s the next one that’s permanent so that’s what we focus on (2 Cor. 4:4). We know our citizenship is in Heaven (Phil. 3:20).

Since we don’t belong here, we don’t try to act like we do. Our thoughts and actions are focused on Heaven, where we do belong, and on making sure we’re always ready to drop everything and go there. We long for the Lord’s return because we know that when He comes He’s going to take us there (John 14:2-3).

In the meantime, we no longer conform to the pattern of this world, but are being transformed by the renewing of our mind, as we seek to discover God’s will for the time we have here (Romans 12:1-2). We strive to love what God loves (people), hate what He hates (sin), and show by the way we live what an incredible blessing it is to be in a relationship with Him. We will not hesitate to share the gospel with anyone who asks because we want everyone to have the eternal life that’s in store for all who believe.

“This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:3-4).

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