Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Kind of Like a Compass or Road Map

“What role does a worldview play in our lives? The answer to this, I believe, is that our worldview functions as guide to our life. A worldview, even when it is half unconscious and unarticulated, functions like a compass or a road map.  It orients us in the world at large, gives us a sense of what is up and what is down, what is right and what is wrong in the confusion of events and phenomena that confronts us. Our worldview shapes, to a significant degree, the way we assess the events, issues, and structures of our civilization and our times.  It allows us to “place” or “situate” the various phenomena that come into our purview.  (Albert Wolters, Creation Regained, p. 5)

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Let the saints be joyful in glory, let them sing aloud on their beds, let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two edged sword in their hand, to execute vengeance on the nations, and punishments on the peoples; to bind the kings with chains and their nobles with fetters of iron. Psalm 149:5-8