"Bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ"

II Corinthians 10

Introduction: Thinking Like a Christian

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  1. What is a Worldview and Why is Does It Matter?-
  • What if Christ never lived? We examine the amazing, transforming, and liberating effects Christianity has had upon the entire world, and look at the root causes of why Christians are having so little effect in our world today. What percentage of Christians hold a Biblical Worldview?
  1. The Christian View of History
  • Whatever worldview we base our lives upon must have a reliable foundation. How reliable, then, is the Bible compared to other ancient religions? Is there any proof that God is still working in America in the same way as He did in Israel of old?
  1. The Christian View of Theology
  • How can we know that there is GOD? How can we Know GOD? What is God Like? What are His Characteristics? How does Christianity’s God compare to those of the other Major Religions?
  1. The Christian View of Philosophy

- The study of Ideas. What is Real? What is True? Is truth absolute or relative? Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going? How do I get there?

  1. The Christian View of Economics
  • Compares and contrasts Biblically-based Free Market Enterprise (Capitalism) with the Socialist/Marxist/Communist economic systems. What does Christ teach? Does a Biblical Worldview support the idea of a National Healthcare system? What does the Bible have to say about entitlement programs and government welfare programs?
  1. The Christian View of Science
  • What influence has either Christianity or Darwinian Evolution had on Science and society? How does the Intelligent Design argument stand up in comparison to Darwinian Evolution? What is the difference between micro and macro evolution? Does religion and faith have any place in the sciences? Does science support or dispel the idea of a Creator? Is science at odds with Christianity? Can a Christian be a scientist?
  1. The Christian View of Psychology
  • Everyone has problems. Some have problems with relationships; others with anger or depression or guilt. What is the Christian remedy and how does it compare to the “answers” offered by other religions and philosophies?
  1. The Christian View of Ethics
  • One of the greatest objections we hear today that keeps us from pointing out right or wrong is “who made you the judge?” Doesn’t the Bible say “Judge not lest you be judged?” Sadly, most Christians would probably agree. But what does the Bible teach and what are the results in the culture of NOT living by Biblical Truth?
  1. The Christian View of Sociology
  • What makes some societies thrive and others suffer? What can ONE Christian man or woman do to make a difference? What is the “backbone” of society and how important is the home and church? What is more important to God, the individual or the nation? To what extend is the church responsible for the society?
  1. The Christian View of Law
  • What is the history of American Law? Is it true that it was based on Biblical principles? Is it true that “you cannot legislate morality”? Does the phrase, “Separation of church and state” appear in the Constitution? Why does it appear that American Law has become so unjust in the last 50 years? Are Christians accountable to the Laws of the Bible?
  1. The Christian View of Politics
  • What is the definition of Politics? Are Christians to be involved in Politics? Who in the Bible was involved in Politics? Should pastors be preaching about politics from the pulpit? Should Christians make a distinction between what is secular versus what is spiritual? Do Christians have a responsibility to vote? What is the result of Christians not participating in the political process?
  1. The Christian View of Education
  • What does the Bible say about the Christian’s role in educating his or her children? What was the philosophy of the Founding Fathers toward religion and education? What is the philosophy (or religion) of our current public education system? What can we do to ensure that our children are prepared for life?