"Biblical Worldview" has become a popular phrase in many Christian circles. Have you thought of it much? At 1st, I didn't give it much thought...I felt I was already pretty much looking through my "Biblical" glasses at the world around me, and I certainly want to teach my children to know and live by the truth found in the Scriptures.
But, I've been thinking a little more on this after reading the below quotes from Total Truth by N. Pearcey....
"The danger is that if Christians do not consciously develop a Biblical approach to the subject (all subjects), then we will unconsciously absorb some other philosophical approach."
"In other words, not only do we fail to be salt and light to a lost culture, but we ourselves may end up being shaped by that culture."
"We just begin by being utterly convinced that there is a Biblical perspective on everything - not just on spiritual matters."
Do I believe that there is Biblical perspective on EVERYTHING? And are there some Bible ideas that I have rejected because they were to hard, or I didn't like them?
I'm really trying to look at some of my thinking and find those thoughts or ideas that I have absorbed from my culture. I know that I had many problems in my marriage during the 1st years because I had certain ideas and expectations that lined up with my cultural world views, but certainly not Gods Biblical truth. I have learned that even some good "Christian counseling, books and sermons" are laced with a cultural opinion.
It made me think of one of the very 1st things that the LORD did when He brought His children out of Egypt. They did not know the LORD's ways, they only knew Egypt's ways. So He sent something simple, the 10 commandments, and told them to learn them and be careful to do them. Sounds easy enough really, but before I can judge them for falling so quickly back into their "Egyptian" ways, I would be wise to learn a lesson from their mistakes. I am sure that many of the stories in the Bible are partly there to teach us the dangers and mistakes that others have made and to help us learn from them. I think it is probably easier than we think to "fall" into cultural ideas that are against God's ideas. And God makes it very clear through out the Bible that He considers this REBELLION.
We live in a culture that does not know the LORD's truths nor does it typically try to keep them. The danger that I want to be very aware of is how easy it can become to fall into ideas that are against what the LORD has clearly given us. And to teach our children to REALLY know how HE has told us to live. It's really pretty easy to see...it'll be the way that is opposite of what the world says. Is there a Biblical Approach to cleaning a toilet? "Do all things without complaining" is the first thing that comes to mind. Let's look at our thoughts and actions and do some detective work; are they lining up with the LORD or with the world? I really want to encourage myself and you to be very careful about the influences around us and our families!