|A recent survey by George Barna with the Cultural Research Center concluded that only 6% of Americans hold a biblical worldview. The rest have a mixture of worldviews. Worldview can be described as “any ideology, philosophy, theology, movement, or religion that provides an overarching approach to understanding God, the world, and man’s relation to God and the world.” A worldview ought to fully integrate all of life into a coherent and integrated system of thought.
It is at times like these, with the continuing spread of the Coronavirus, that we are forced to answer life’s tough questions like: Does God exist? Why do bad things happen to good people? Why does God allow something like the Coronavirus to exist? Why does evil exist? Where will I go when I die? Is there a heaven and hell? Does God still heal from sickness? Does life have meaning? What am I called to do with my life?
There are two parts to this quest for answers to the important questions in life. First, we have to base our thinking and our lives on Truth. Truth can be defined as that which is. A lie is that which is not. We are being bombarded every day with subtle lies about life’s fundamental questions. It is essential that we have one standard against which we can measure the relative worth of various ideas and thoughts, rejecting lies and holding onto Truth. 2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” God has given us a rock-solid foundation upon which to build our lives – Christ as revealed in the Bible.
Second, Jesus says that we have to put those words into practice. It is not enough to hear God’s Word; we are to apply it to our lives (James 1:22-25). Application of God’s Word is the foundation of a worldview – we believe what God said, then learn how to do what He says to do. As we do what the Bible says, we find that everything which the Bible says is true. Our thinking, emotions, behavior, attitudes, beliefs and worldview all come into harmony with the God who made us.
During this time of the Coronavirus Pandemic, many of you are in a time of soul-searching as you face tough questions which demand answers that are coherent, internally consistent and stand the test of time. The God who made the universe and who created you also provided a way to build your life on a solid foundation. The answers you are looking for all begin with establishing your life on the right foundation – Christ.