We live in a world where the template to shaping our worldview is an emotional/visual model rather than a logic/reason model.
We are going to spend the next month or so getting our hands dirty, our clothes filthy, and our minds pushed to the limits, as we pick apart and dissect our worldviews…together.
1 Peter 3:15 says,
but sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and be ready always to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason of the hope in you, with meekness and fear;
This means that when people question the Faith and Philosophy of the Christian worldview, Christians need to have an answer for them. Phrases like, “It’s a mystery…or you just have to have faith like a child…blind faith…,” are not acceptable answers or responses. They are excuses….really lame excuses. We use them because we are to afraid to find out if what we believe is correct; we might be wrong…if we don’t challenge the view it can’t be wrong. We don’t want to put in the hard work of studying the word and meditating on theses things in prayer and honest (sometimes raw) conversation.
The second part of this is just as important as the first; your answer should be clothed in meekness (humility) and fear. We are not to be antagonistic or bull-headed, nor flaky or air-headed. We are to be seasoned, logical, and amiable. In short, we are to be balanced and full of Grace.
2 Timothy 2:15 admonishes us to study and be disciplined in our understanding of Theology,
Study earnestly to present yourself approved to God, a workman that does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth. (MKJV)
Those afraid of Theology are truly afraid of God; theology is the study of God. How can you know God, if you are afraid to challenge what you know about him. God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of Power, Love, and a sound mind. (1 Timothy 1:7) Rest assured that fear and apprehension are not fruit of the Spirit.
I am going to try and challenge you, my readers, to see if you believe what you say that you believe. We are going to open our hearts, minds, and souls to the most invasive and intrusive exercise we may ever undergo. The most undervalued lessons in life and the most undervalued teacher, are struggling and wrestling.
Are you brave enough to follow me down the Rabbit Hole?
Stay Tuned, more coming soon…