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Christian Worldview Vs. Secular Worldview

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CHRISTIAN WORLDVIEW VS. SECULAR WORLDVIEW

Every system of thought, every worldview has a concept of God. This even applies to the atheist because whatever a philosophy or religion chooses as its foundation is its God. Our entire western civilization was built on Christian principles. Today there are many views of God and many views of the world. The majority of the worldviews can be summed up into two major worldviews: a Christian worldview and a secular humanist worldview.

Most people in America consider themselves to be Christians. But, the Christian worldview is declining and is under attack form what most call secular humanism. We must be very careful to define what we mean by humanism. By humanism we are not talking about humanitarianism. Humanitarianism means being kind to people. Secular humanists are atheists. To many this is a hard statement but let us look at what they believe. They reject any concept of a Creator in favor of evolution. They believe that in the universe there is nothing above and beyond the universe. Therefore man, as the highest form of evolution, is responsible to: create his own law and morality and to save himself. Man is the secular humanists' god.

The Christian God is personal. He thinks. He communicates with us and He loves us. God is absolutely righteous and holy. The God of the Bible is not some impersonal force, particle field or energy mass. He is an independent, eternal, living being.

The Christian God is infinite. Therefore all of His attributes are unlimited. God is everywhere. God is all knowing. God is all powerful. Therefore God, not man, is the source for truth.

God is eternal. God does not change. God will always be God. He does not evolve.

Most secular humanist say they believe in the dignity and sanctity of human life. But the secular humanist worldview can provide no reasons why human life should be protected. So abortion is acceptable or even encouraged.

The secular humanist believes human beings are the product of chance evolution. Ancient Greek philosopher Anaximander, claimed that the development of life of a non-life and the evolutionary descent of man from animal. So this means that Darwin added nothing new to Anaximander theory.

The creation Ð'- evolution debate is at the center of the two basic worldviews. One in which God is at the center,

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