I am motivated to publish this blog about the importance of a Christian worldview because a recent national survey completed by Barna’s research group determined that only 4 percent of Americans have a biblical worldview.
We know people who claim to be Christians but strongly support abortion on demand. Abortion on demand is anathema to a Christian worldview.
Knowledge shapes a worldview. Caution: truth and knowledge are not necessarily synonymous. For example, I quote President Ronald Reagan: “The trouble with our Liberal friends is not that they’re ignorant; it’s just that they know so much that isn’t so.”
Collectively, we who read and study the Bible do not sufficiently educate immature Christians about the Word of God. For example, this story is about a recent encounter with a woman who regularly attends the Church and considers herself to be a strong Christian. Our meeting occurred days after the United States Supreme Court annulled the opinion of Roe v. Wade in 1973. She retorted: “No man is going to tell me what I can do with my body!”
First, she obviously does not understand the division of governmental powers between the states and the federal government. Roe was nullified because it was, and is, unconstitutional, as per Article I, Section 8 of the U.S. Constitution. As per the Tenth Amendment, this power is reserved for individual states.
Second, her profound ignorance of the Bible leaves her misinformed about humanity.
A human is not a blob of flesh in the womb that becomes a human sometime after fertilization. All humans are individual spirits that exist before the conception of the human body in the womb. Jeremiah chapter 1, verse 5 recounts God’s proclamation to Jeremiah: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you…”
Humans are spiritual beings for whom material bodies are provided in their mothers’ wombs, not material bodies that, at some future time given a spirit.
A believer in Jesus Christ educated on the Ten Commandments, specifically the Sixth Commandment recorded in Exodus 20:13, would understand killing a baby in the womb is as much murder as killing a 21-year-old next door: “You shall not murder.“
Knowledge is more than power. True knowledge gives us a healthy worldview.