Do you ever feel like everywhere you look people are saying and doing things that are directly opposed to what you believe? Do you ever feel like it would just be easier to go along with the culture around you than to hold fast to your convictions? Do you ever struggle to know how to stand for your convictions without being abrasive?
Whether they acknowledge it or not, everyone has a worldview—a perspective from which they view the world or an ideology from which they engage culture. The Christian’s worldview should be grounded in Scripture. As a Christian, having a worldview is not what sets you apart from the world. It’s how your biblical worldview leads you to live and engage with culture that makes a difference. Our worldview should be obvious to the people around us not because we push it in other people’s faces or because we slam it into people who don’t want to hear about it. Our biblical worldview should be obvious to others by the way that we live and engage with the world we live in.
No matter what push-back you receive from culture, Christians must not give in to the pressure to live in silence about their biblical perspectives on what is happening in culture and the world. By speaking and living according to a biblical worldview, Christians show the world a life of godliness and disciple a generation in it.
“If we don’t disciple the people around us, if we don’t disciple our kids, if we don’t try to have an influence on the communities that God has placed us in, someone else with an opposing worldview will,” Allie Beth Stuckey, podcast host of “Relatable,” warned.
Everyone has a worldview and that worldview affects the way people live. Any worldview that is not in line with Scripture is opposed to Scripture.
“There’s no such thing as neutrality,” Stuckey said. “There’s no such thing as a neutral, secular view.”
Christians, and particularly Christian communicators, should be living according to biblical values and seeking to advance those biblical values in their spheres of influence.
“We believe that biblical principles are best, not just individually but also for families and for communities and for societies and for nations,” Stuckey said.
In order to champion biblical values, we must know what the Bible says and how those truths apply to the culture we are engaging. We don’t make up biblical values. We don’t learn biblical values from watching our favorite news outlet. We learn a biblical worldview by reading the Bible, and we learn to apply this biblical worldview in our lives through the work of the Holy Spirit in us and by engaging in conversations with other believers who are faithfully seeking to live according to a biblical worldview.
“If we want to have an impact in a way that glorifies God and that we believe is edifying for the world around us, then we have to make sure that we are speaking the truth in love from the foundation of the Word of God,” Stuckey said.
A biblical worldview affects every aspect of our lives—how we love our neighbors, how we work, how we vote, etc. In everything that we do, we boldly confront the lies of opposing worldviews with the truth of the Word of God.