SPF 046: The Myth of Neutrality - Is there "middle" ground?

Neutrality is a myth. But the world wants you to believe the lie that there is middle ground, a safe zone, a compromise. Tomato Tomato - But that’s all a lie and today we are going to unravel this myth and talk about three essential things in developing a biblical worldview.  

 

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Neutrality is a Myth

There is no one neutral. We know this because Jesus says in Matthew 12:30, "Whoever is not with me is against me, and whoever does not gather with me scatters.”

James 4:4 says, "You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God."

There is a for God and against God.

There is fearing the Lord and not fearing the Lord.

Everyone has a worldview

Everyone has a worldview - it’s the lens through which we interpret and understand the world and our lives; it’s the reason behind what we do; it’s our belief system that is they why behind our what.

Our worldview is either biblical or worldly.

The Worldly Worldview rooted in Secular humanism:

secular humanism is by definition "an outlook or system of thought attaching prime importance to human rather than divine or supernatural matters. Humanist beliefs stress the potential value and goodness of human beings, emphasize common human needs, and seek solely rational ways of solving human problems." (merrium webster dictionary)

Secular Humanism seen in the Bible - Romans 1:18-32

We need to heed Colossians 2:6-8:

"Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, 7 rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving. See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits[a] of the world, and not according to Christ. We are either rooted in Christ or rooted in empty deceit and human tradition."

Three Essential Truths to Develop a Biblical Worldview

It starts with knowing God.

  1. God is Creator - Genesis 1,2, Isaiah 40, Romans 1
  2. God is Most High - Romans 11
  3. God is the Divine Providence - Eccl 3:14

Write those three beliefs out - teach them to yourself - and to your children. Find verses that correspond with them. They are foundational to our worldview. From those truths found in scripture will begin to flow the reason for the life we live and have implications on ETERNITY.

Voddie Baucham said in regards to worldview:

"Scripture overrides and over arches everything unless we are actively intent on conforming our worldview to Scripture, what happens is we allow scripture to be conformed by our worldview. and we re-read things and try to make them fit instead of asking ourselves “why am I committed to this position in the first place? what is it that’s making me committed to this position in the first place?”

Recommended Resources

 

Total Truth - Nancy Pearcy

An incredible tool in understanding and developing the Biblical Worldview.

 

Voddie Bauchum Sermons on Worldview:

Sermon Audio Biblical Worldview

Sermon Audio The God Who Created Everything

The Gospel Centered Life - Thune / Walker

This is my favorite study to help develop our foundational beliefs about sin, repentance, Jesus and purpose. I love it.

The Gospel-Centered Life: Study Guide with Leader's Notes
$13.12
By Robert H. Thune, Will Walker