FH Staff Blog: What’s Your Worldview?
October 19, 2016
Everybody has a worldview. It is a philosophical outlook on life and we all have one.
One of my heroes is Christian apologist Ravi Zacharias. Over the past five years his podcasts and books have helped tremendously in clarifying and strengthening my Christian worldview. In his scholarly estimation, every worldview basically boils down to four essential questions of origin, meaning, morality, and destiny.
- Origin – where did the universe come from?
- Meaning – what is the meaning of life?
- Morality – how should human beings think and behave?
- Destiny – what happens to the soul after the body dies?
What excites me most about these four essential questions of a worldview, is that I believe that our God provides the best answers to them. Without God, these questions can’t be answered well. God makes the most sense. Let me explain why I believe so:
The universe needs an explanation for it’s cause. God is the only thing that fits the profile of what that cause requires. If God caused the universe, then he also determines the purpose and meaning of everything in it. All humans intuitively know that the categories of good and evil exist; which was put on our consciences by the ultimate good: God. So if God explains our origin, gives meaning, purpose, and instruction to our lives, then our destiny must be with him too.
Jesus embodied the answers to these four questions. Jesus is “the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of his being” (Hebrews 1:3). Our sin made death our “destiny” but Jesus has made a way back to God through His death and resurrection. Jesus is our destiny. Jesus is our worldview.