You may be saying, “I’m not really sure I can commit myself to Christianity or the Christ-centered worldview.” This is an understandable comment, especially in what some call the “me generations,” where people are self-absorbed and filled with material greed, and have embraced secularism as emphasized in chapter one. There are many other reasons for rejecting Christianity and the Christ-centered worldview.
For example, some may use conviction for our sin as an excuse for unbelief in God, because our learned perception of God is that He is good, and surely, if He were good, He would not convict us of our sin. For a person with authentic faith, this idea does not account for reality, because as God restores his creation, he isn’t freeing us from our human existence. He is sustaining us, even to the point of taking our sin upon himself.
God corrects the wrong, on a continual basis, as proven by the linear view of time. We can see from history that what we do today has an effect on tomorrow. Therefore, we look back at creation and the fall. We look now at the cross and Christ’s redemptive act. Finally, we look forward to the second coming of Christ, and the New Jerusalem. The component of time is crucial to a biblical worldview of evil, as written by Paul, “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us” (Rom. 8:18, emphasis added). Furthermore, “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away” (Revelation 21:4).
So although God is the one who will create a new heaven and a new earth, those of us with a Christ-centered worldview, respond by fully telling the world the Good News, and inspiring others to seek the absolute truth, which is God. It is only through this type of action that we, as Christians, with Christ-centered worldviews, can help fix the problem of sin. Carl Henry (1913-2003), an American Evangelical Christian theologian, wrote, “Man’s destiny is therefore not simply an endless existence, but is moral—either a life redeemed and fit for eternity, or a life under perpetual divine judgment.” By putting into practice, those ultimate and perfect revelations found in God’s Word, we are fit to dwell in eternity with Him.
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