Adapted from Answers: Bulilding a Biblical World View:
The Christian worldview sees and understands God the Creator and His creation (man and the world) through the lens of God's Holy Scriptures, for the purpose of behaving in accordance with God's will and glorifying God.
A Christian worldview provides a framework by which 1) to understand the world and all of its reality from God's perspective and 2) to live life accordingly to God's will.
What is the ultimate goal of embracing the Christian worldview?
Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD.” - Jeremiah 9:23-24
The Manhattan Declaration: A Call To Christian Conscience
"Christians are heirs of a 2,000-year tradition of proclaiming God's word, seeking justice in our societies, resisting tyranny, and reaching out with compassion to the poor, oppressed and suffering.
While fully acknowledging the imperfections and shortcomings of Christian institutions and communities in all ages, we claim the heritage of those Christians who defended innocent life by rescuing discarded babies from trash heaps in Roman cities and publicly denouncing the Empire's sanctioning of infanticide. We remember with reverence those believers who sacrificed their lives by remaining in Roman cities to tend the sick and dying during the plagues, and who died bravely in the coliseums rather than deny their Lord."
"...Like those who have gone before us in the faith, Christians today are called to proclaim the Gospel of costly grace, to protect the intrinsic dignity of the human person and to stand for the common good. In being true to its own calling, the call to discipleship, the church through service to others can make a profound contribution to the public good." -
Portions of the Preamble to the Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience, November 20, 2009
Orthodox, Catholic, and Evangelical Christians gathered in the early fall of 2009 to make the following declaration:
"While the whole scope of Christian moral concern, including a special concern for the poor and vulnerable, claims our attention, we are especially troubled that in our nation today the lives of the unborn, the disabled, and the elderly are severely threatened; that the institution of marriage, already buffeted by promiscuity, infidelity and divorce, is in jeopardy of being redefined to accommodate fashionable ideologies; that freedom of religion and the rights of conscience are gravely jeopardized by those who would use the instruments of coercion to compel persons of faith to compromise their deepest convictions."-
America as the Last Man Standing - Geert Wilders
November 24, 2009 -
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