Text: Luke 6:46-49
“Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say? I will show you what he is like who comes to me and hears my words and puts them into practice. He is like a man building a house, who dug down deep and laid the foundation on rock. When a flood came, the torrent struck that house but could not shake it, because it was well built. But the one who hears my words and does not put them into practice is like a man who built a house on the ground without a foundation. The moment the torrent struck that house, it collapsed and its destruction was complete.”
The world has been, engaged in first and second world wars. Nigeria has also engaged in a devastating civil war. These wars did not just happen. They were wars of world views. We often just look at single issues like pro-life or pro-abortion; traditional or homosexual marriage; political leaders or politicians; Free market or Socialist, but in reality, these are not just isolated issues. They all stem from a particular worldview.
The three main worldviews we see in Nigeria and probably in the whole world are:
- Biblical/Christian worldview,
- Muslim/Quranic and
- Secular Humanist world view, which would include Marxism/Leninism and the New Age movement. Some would say you could classify these three views as religious and non-religious. However, that would not be true. These views are religious. The only difference is in what god they serve – and how they serve him. The first worship The Creator, the second worships inexistent pretentious god, and the third worship creation (man, his intellect, and/or living organisms). The first believe God is the creator, while others believe in cock and bull tales.
First, let me emphatically say that the theory of evolution is incompatible with a Christian worldview. Why? Because at the core of the theory is the belief that life came from nonlife. This totally contradicts the Bible. The Bible says that life came from Life. Jesus is the creator and Jesus is life (John 1:1-4). All things were made by Him. That is the Biblical/Christian worldview.
Many Christians have bought into the secular humanist invention of evolution, and deny the clear teaching of Holy Scripture. Jesus said, “Why call me Lord (Master, ruler, chief, etc.), and not believe and do the things that I say?” Is He really your Lord? God asked in Mal. 1:6, “If I am your Father, where is my honour? If I am your master, where is my fear?” Do not think because you call Him Lord, that He is your Lord (Matthew 7:21-23).
Instead of the Church influencing this secular humanist society, we have been polluted with humanist ideology.
God’s house is full of supposed “believers” who actually have secular humanist worldviews. This is why the Church is so split in doctrines, ideologies, and beliefs. Christians ought to be in unity when it concerns our worldview – but too often we are on opposite ends of the issue. God’s Word should influence every area of our life if we call Jesus Lord.
The Bible has something to say concerning every area of our life, so we should humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God and let Him exalt us.
We are to take every thought – every thought – captive to the obedience of Christ. This means there are no issues that should be “off-limits” to God.
We are to cast down vain imaginations (thoughts contrary to God’s Word), and everything that exalts itself above the knowledge of God.
There is no knowledge higher than God, but there is earthly knowledge that likes to “exalt itself” above God’s knowledge.
To think Christian is to think Bible, not to think anything else. Since Jesus is The Living Word, if you do not know God’s Word – then you do not know God. If God is His Word, how can you say you know Him, and not know His Word? Think about it.
Some of the areas the Bible has something to say about are Theology, Philosophy, Ethics, Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Law, Politics, Economics, and History. These issues are not to be left floating haphazardly around our brains until we come up with some vain opinion about them. No, the Bible addresses all of these issues for us. We just need to read it, accept it, and live it.
God, in His wisdom, has been around from everlasting to everlasting. You have been around, perhaps, for a few decades. I think I will go with God’s wisdom. I think you should, too.
In the coming series, we will look at these issues more closely. The days we live in are evil and full of confusion. Christians, God’s covenant children, need to know what the Bible teaches.
- We need to heed to biblical tenets and debunk the man-made deceptions co-opted into Church doctrines by those who arrogate to themselves divine authorities.
- We need to know what the Bible says about any given issue. We do not have to know how to give a thesis on every subject – but we need to know the basics of what we believe, and how to communicate it to others.
I believe these teachings are timely and necessary for the Church in the world it finds itself in right now. The world is dangerously against Jesus and His word. You just have to know Christ and His word to survive the onslaught of the devil and his agents in the 21st Century.
God bless you as you wait for part 2 of this series.
By Dr. Daniel Sopuru
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