Building and Developing a Christian World View (CWV) (2nd of 2)

Today is the last blog on Christian World View (CWV) and Topical Christian World View (TCWV). I believe it to be a major topic in these days of mixed messages on how to live your life. We can’t continue our walk as a Kerr (mixed believer and pagan) but we must become a thorough bred Christian. Get our thinking and commitment aligned. These are Days of mixed influences and much of it is heresy. It is incumbent on us to think and act biblically. I pray this blog is of value and you will be challenges to ratchet up your devotion to the Word.

Any disagreement or comments are always welcome. Blessings on you.

– Gayle

Act 17:11 And these were more noble than those of Thessalonica, in that they received the Word with all readiness of mind and searched the Scriptures daily to see if those things were so.


Comments on gaining a Christian World View, (CWV).

Our CWV starts with us knowing the Living God, what is on His mind, obeying Him, taking God seriously, having a healthy fear of Him, and being in awe of Him.

All CWV flows from the Word. Anytime we think we must alter the Word to facilitate our CWV we are on the road to destroying our relationship to God and Jesus.

In gaining a CWV we must first gain a clear understanding of what God is getting done. What is really going on in God’s view vs. my reality. In my studies I have concluded that

  1. God is in the business of bringing glory to Himself.
  2. God is saving the people through Jesus and prepping them for Heaven.
  3. God is having an all-out war with Satan and his demons.
    Victory is saving His people and the defeat and banishment of Satan to the fiery pit. The rest of history pales in God’s eyes compared to this struggle.
  4. Though God has appointed one nation of people as His own, i.e. Israel, it appears He is not trying to put up another nation e.g. America and put down another e.g. Iran.
  5. We are here to prepare ourselves for eternity with God and to influence as many as possible in this endeavor.

God gives us insight for our thinking on CWV development by telling us His most important command.

Mat 22:37 Jesus said to him, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
Mat 22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
Mat 22:39 And the second is like it, you shall love your neighbor as yourself.

We know for sure that our CWV must have the component of loving God and loving others.

Let us take a quick look at this verse.

How do we know we love God? It is more than a feeling/emotion. It is the action of obeying God.

Joh 14:21: He who has My commandments and keeps them, he it is who loves Me. And he who loves Me shall be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will reveal Myself to him. How do we know we love God? The bible says by our obedience to God’s Word.

How do we love others? Although there is a feeling/emotion It is more than a feeling/emotion. It would be obeying God in your relationship with another. I think it is summed up in Mat 5:16.

“Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works and glorify your Father who is in Heaven.” I think that we let our light shine before others by serving them without an agenda.

Eternity should be our compass and major reality.

Some areas you need to get a clear view from the scripture for your CWW are

  1. My Purpose in Life
  2. Authority and accuracy of the Word
  3. Family
    • My marriage
    • Sexual relation to spouse
    • Money
    • Your children
    • Respecting their Mom/Dad
    • Honoring your parents
  4. Learning and thinking
  5. Dating and then marrying non-believers-you and your children
  6. Moral discipline of brothers and members of the family
  7. Habits
  8. My dealing with sexual deviants
  9. How to serve my boss
  10. My view and my obedience to authority in my life, i.e.
    • the Word
    • the President
    • the Governor
    • the Police
    • the Church leadership
    • the Father
    • the Mother
    • the Spouse
    • the driving laws
    • etc.
  11. Fearing God
  12. My “generosity-giving”
  13. The church
  14. Forgiveness
  15. My contentment with my life and where God has me
  16. My motivation
  17. My legacy
  18. What is Success-What is gain to me?
  19. View of death and life after
  20. My good works
  21. My Legacy
  22. My Contending
  23. My Theology
  24. My Hope
  25. Why do I work
  26. Legal action with a brother

Approaching each one of these is the development of a TCWV on that subject. Ultimately your CWV is your thinking and behavior on all scriptural aspects of your life in accordance with the Word. An amalgamation of all your TCWV’s.

As I have progressed in gaining a CWV, I have observed that I have created separation with the world and a lot of the Christian Brotherhood. Don’t seek approval or unity with the majority of the World and the Christian body community on your CWV. This is a journey of becoming God’s person not joining a crowd.

The CWV is made up of many convictions. Convictions are equal to negative commandments and required obedience.

This is a life time journey and some of your thinking and application may be altered with time. But be in the pursuit.


Application:

  1. Take one or more areas every year and
    1. Study the scriptures concerning the matter
    2. Check your thinking with your accountability group.
    3. Read some historical, Theological thinking on the subject
    4. Begin to govern your thinking and priorities and actions with this reality

John Stott in one of his early books wrote:

“Life is a pilgrimage of learning, a voyage of discovery in which our mistaken views are corrected, our distorted notions adjusted, our shallow opinions deepened, and some of our vast ignorance diminished.”


Mission statement of the Blogs

These blogs are to stimulate your biblical thinking to become Issachar’s of our time.

1Ch 12:32 and from the sons of Issachar, men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do…

These blogs are an attempt to articulate key biblical issues of our day so that we can

  1. Learn and understand the propositions of the Bible concerning our life
  2. We can apply the truth in our life in the sanctification process
  3. Contend/defend against heresy or apostasy.
  4. We can draw closer to God

We have a Web site for the blog. Thanks to Mr. Matt MacMillan.

The address is JacksonsJournal.com

– Gayle

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