Is a Biblical Worldview Enough?

There is so much talk amongst Christians about the importance of having a "biblical worldview." 

While I am committed to a biblical worldview, I have this nagging question in my mind and heart:
Is a biblical worldview enough?

The underlying and often unspoken assumption in all the talk about a "biblical world view" seems to be this: If one has the knowledge of a "biblical worldview," then that person will live all of life in light of the Bible.

But is that assumption true?

Does knowing God's Word automatically translate into Bible application and life transformation?

Is it possible to have a biblical worldview and still be a jerk?

How can that be?

Consider this from Jesus—just after he washed the disciples' feet: "Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them" (John 13:17—emphasis mine). It's one thing to know the teachings of Jesus and quite another to do/live them.

Christianity—they way Jesus gave it to his disciples—wasn't a just a subject to be mastered, but a contagious Jesus-like way-of-life that was experienced together and shared with others.

If a biblical worldview doesn't lead to a biblical way of life, then we haven't made disciples like Jesus. There. I said it. And here's why: Jesus himself said, "...the student who is fully trained will be like his teacher" (Luke 6:40).

In all of our talk about the importance of having and helping others embrace a biblical worldview, could it be that we've purchased a cow but came home with only the hide?

Are we settling for hitting the target, but missing the bullseye? 

Paul, writing to the very knowledgable, heady, and philosophical Corinthians, clarifies Jesus is after more than simply a biblical worldview when he writes: "For the Kingdom of God is not just a lot of talk; it is living by God's power." —1 Corinthians 4:20

So, a biblical worldview is a good start, but there's more. Way more. 

What could happen in our generation if, instead of only going after a Biblical worldview, we also sought to embrace a Jesus-like way-of-life together—and then shared it with others?

No, it's not a Babylon Bee article—it's from The Christian Post.


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