Worldview and Truth

Those who place their trust in Jesus have the privilege of being in fellowship with the One who claimed not only to be the Way and the Life, but also the Truth (John 14:6). The Christian’s love of truth should be no less than a  demonstration of their love for Christ. Once one has seen that in Christ all the fullness of God dwells, their ultimate allegiance is to him and him word above all else. John M. Frame clarifies

The lordship of Christ is not only ultimate and unquestionable, not only above and beyond all other authorities, but also over all areas of human life. In 1 Corinthians 10:31 we read, “Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God” (cf. Rom.14:23; 2 Cor. 10:5; Col. 3:17,23; 2 Tim. 3:16-17). Our Lord’s demand upon us is comprehensive. In all that we do, we must seek to please him No area of human life is neutral.1

We are to acknowledge the Bible as our final standard beacon of light. Everything we need for life and faith is found in God’s word. The Westminster Confession of Faith states our point this way, “The whole purpose of God about everything pertaining to His own glory and to man’s salvation, faith, and life is either explicitly stated in the Bible or may be deduced as inevitably and logically following from it.”2 This is what we mean when we speak of the sufficiency of Scripture (The Reformation cry of sola Scriptura).

Since the Christian worldview holds to the complete and binding authority of God’s inspired revelation in the Bible, naturally it assumes that one who takes the name of Christ will take the message of Christ to those who are in dire need of it. If the gospel is true (and it is) and man is a sinful creature in need of reconciliation with God (and he is) then we are not only called to, but compelled to proclaim forgiveness of sins in Christ name to the lost and dying world!

The Bible’s message corresponds to reality, it is true. What it says about man’s fallen condition is true, therefore man is responsible to believe and repent. Since truth suggests that it applies to all people, at all times, in all places, then we can say with the Apostle Paul, “…God is now declaring to men that all people everywhere should repent, because He has fixed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness through a Man whom he has appointed” (Acts 17:30-31a).

1 John M. Frame, Apologetics to the Glory of God: An Introduction, pg. 7

The Westminster Confession of Faith: An Authentic Modern Version, Chapter 1, article 6, pg.3

Posted on August 13, 2009, in Truth and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Thanks for the follow up, Joe. You got us off to a great start yesterday!

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