By Carole Adams, Biblical Worldview Rests on Foundational Biblical Principles: Part One in a Series. This article originally appeared in The Renewanation Review®magazine.
To grow an apple tree, we plant a seed, not a cup of applesauce. The seed has within it a new tree; applesauce is the derivative product from the fruit of the mature tree.
To grow a worldview, we plant the correct biblical principles: the seed of the idea, not the product of the mature idea.
We err in our ‘orchards’ when we believe that teaching our children what they should think permanently impacts their worldview. We must train them how to think by equipping them with the tools with which to reason for themselves—the seed thoughts of all thoughts—the principles.
The sad fact is, the secular culture around us displaces our heritage of Christian principles with secular principles. It's time to re-sow the eternal, absolute, unchanging biblical principles of natural and moral law in the education of our children, every day, in every subject, in every way.