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Christian Philosophy

thinking capDid you know you have philosophy of life? It influences the way you see the world. It is made up of your prejudices, personal and cultural experiences, education, the influence of family and friends, ideas and beliefs, your approach to religion, and reasoning skills. Your philosophy is like a lens through which you see the world. Through our personal philosophy we, consciously or unconsciously, make decisions about reality. People are often unconscious of it, but everyone has a personal philosophy through which they interpret why good and bad things happen, and the meaning of life.

Christians should approach life from a Biblical philosophy. This means that Christians should interpret life and reality through the lens of God’s Word. Christians need to understand that we are immersed in the culture of this present world and that it is not neutral. It’s a part of fallen creation. We may become so enamored of fitting in with the world system around us that we become captive to it. Then our philosophical view begins to lose touch with reality – God’s reality.

Escaping this condition requires you to base your philosophical view on something outside of popular culture. God, through Scripture, speaks to us from outside of human time, space, and popular ideology. He unveils to us a paradigm shift through which we can see what is good and real and true. We may begin to view all of life through the lens of God’s Word.

The Christian must be a life long student of the Bible and make a personal commitment, with the help of the Holy Spirit, to place God’s Word above every other view of life. Only then will he develop a personal philosophy which is compatible with God’s Word and being a Christian.

Are you seeing the world through the lens of Scripture, or do you allow popular culture to decide that view? Only Scripture can be the source of a true Christian Philosophy.

Samuel at Gilgal

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