Getting a Biblical worldview isn’t as simple as reading a book or going to a seminar. Our personal worldview or life auto-pilot, is programmed by all that we experience. Both our nature and nurture shape the way that we function in the world with personal choices strongly affecting the relative influences of all the different inputs. Our family, culture and language play a huge role in creating patterns of thinking and behaving that are subconscious but profoundly powerful. Instruction can quickly change what we know, but worldview changes are much slower.

Changing the way we do something as “simple” as  demonstrates how difficult it is to ”change your mind.”

When we are thinking about a topic, we may be fully convinced that what the Bible says about the topic is completely true. Unfortunately, we often find ourselves in situation where we have to react quickly without thinking very deeply and it is at that point that our worldview determines the kind of decision we’ll make. Fortunately, God’s children have the Holy Spirit living within to help them remember what they have learned. Also, other members of the Body of Christ should form a learning community to encourage and remind us what we’ve been taught so that, with practise, the conscious decisions to act according to what the Bible says become part of our experience and our personal worldview is transformed to be more like God’s view of reality revealed in the Bible.

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