TLAC Video Session 2 - The Christian Worldview of HISTORY
History is either of extreme value, or it is of no value at all.
We live in an era where history is often re-written for the purpose of achieving a personal or political agenda. Today’ modern ideology states that the only thing we learn from history is that nothing can be learned from history. Those who hold to this viewpoint might simply say that history is random and unguided – just like evolution.
The Christian worldview is quite the opposite. The Bible views all history through the eyes of God. All history, therefore, is HIS-story. Our God is the AUTHOR of all history. He has a plan and He is working it… through us!
With this in mind, the foundation for our worldview of history is the Bible. Thus, we will begin by considering the proposition that the Bible is a SUPERNATURAL source of truth and knowledge; and as such, it is absolutely reliable as our basis for true history. As we investigate this principle, we will compare the reliability of the Bible alongside the most highly revered secular writings in all of history. How does the Bible stand up? …We’ll see.
Next, we will consider the proposition that God is still as INVOLVED in the lives of His people today as He was in the times of the writing of the Bible.
Our purpose in this class is to awaken the church to the reality that our lives are playing an active part in God's plan whether we acknowledge it or not; and on That Day when we meet Him face-to-face, we will be rewarded or reprimanded accordingly for our participation in His plan.
Is our knowledge of history valuable and even vital? Yes!
Can our knowledge of history protect us from repeating the same mistakes of generations past? Absolutely!
Will that knowledge lead us to wiser choices for our future? You can count on it!
Yes. HIS-story is worthy of our study!
(Video Length: Approx 1 hour)