The Christian Worldview

Your worldview affects how you respond to life’s tough questions. With a Christian worldview, your heavenly Father informs your decisions (through the Bible), and you strive to be holy knowing the earth is not your home.

Non-Christians live with a worldview in which “be happy” is the goal. Feelings, which are fleeting, drive decisions, and the result is emptiness.

Somewhere between Christians and Non-Christians is a worldview that tries to combine a life in Jesus with the world’s values. But that kind of Christianity is not true to the Bible or God’s rules for living.

What happens to people who have never heard of Jesus?

Many times when people ask this question it’s because they’re really wondering whether they should believe in a God who would condemn a group of people who’ve never even heard the gospel. This is when we look to the heart and character of God to guide our thinking.

The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.

2 Peter 3:9

God is in the midst of an unending conversation with everyone in humanity – through His creation which declares His glory, through the conscience He has given to every person, through the Holy Spirit who comforts and convicts, and through the conversations we as Christians initiate with non-believers. One thing is absolutely certain – God loves every person in every corner of the world and longs to restore every single person to Himself.

Should I try and convert others from their religion to Christianity?

Our Heavenly Father has an unending love for all of His children, and many aren’t even aware that they’re lost. Jesus’s sole mission was to seek and save the lost. So the answer is yes, we should try to reach lost people for Jesus.

It gets difficult when it becomes personal. We all have friends and family who have different belief systems than we do – and sometimes those loved ones are the hardest to reach. But here’s the good news: It’s God’s job to do the conversion. It’s only your job to have the conversation.  It’s simply a matter of loving them enough to share the truth. It’s not always easy, but you can play a powerful role in reaching someone for Christ.

Is Jesus the Only Way to Heaven?

We ask this question from the cultural tension of a society with many diverse religions. People want to believe there are several different pathways to heaven – but we answer this question within our Christian worldview. We look to Jesus and what He said about eternal life.

“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

John 14:6

Our culture wants to remove Jesus from Christianity because many believe it’s too exclusive to say there’s only one way to get to heaven. What’s radical about Jesus is that He is so inclusive! He invites all to come to Him for salvation and eternal life – regardless of our background or our sin. His life was ransomed for all! No exceptions.

How do we know if Bible is Truly God’s Word?

The Bible is made up of 66 different books written by 40 different authors over the span of 1,600 years with a consistent theme and an unrivaled volume of fulfilled prophesy. (For example, there are over 300 prophesies that Christ alone fulfilled!)

“It may be stated categorically that no archaeological discovery has ever controverted a Biblical reference. Scores of archaeological findings have been made in which confirm in clear outline or exact detail historical statements in the Bible.”

– Nelson Glueck, Archaeologist

The Bible is also the most published and purchased book in history, and it has been translated into more than 1,000 languages (and counting). Even though kings and emperors have tried to destroy it, the Bible’s durability has withstood the test of time. And its life-changing influence on generations upon generations is truly profound. But don’t take our word for it! Study the Bible for yourself and test its veracity.

The Skittles Story

Kevin Myers recounts a comical story about his toddler, who didn’t want to share his Skittles. The story and the boy’s frustration parallel our own tension in tithing. It illustrates the following truths:

  • He forgot his father provided them.
  • He forgot his father didn’t need them.
  • He forgot his father could take them.
  • He forgot he needs to give them voluntarily.