Why Worldview?

Posted by Worldview Warriors On Tuesday, August 26, 2014 0 comments

by Bill Seng

“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they preach unless they are sent?” (Romans 10:14-15a)

There are many people who struggle with the concept of a ministry that focuses on worldview. Certain well-meaning Christians might think such a ministry is redundant. They might ask why we preach worldview when we could just be evangelists. They might also wonder why we spend time trying to convince people of what the Bible says when we could just hold them up in prayer, that they would one day believe. I would answer that the teaching of worldview is evangelism, but even more than just evangelism. I would also agree that such a ministry should not be practiced without holding those up in prayer to whom we minister.

The teaching of worldview in a public forum is, indeed, a form of evangelism. I can’t help but to notice that throughout the New Testament there are many debates. You will notice such debates taking place on the Worldview Warriors webpage as well as on Facebook. I have also noticed that in the New Testament, the debates almost never, if ever, result in the conversion of one debater or the other. You might also conclude such from our debates. However, in both cases, those who listen in are the ones who are seeking the truth. It is they who measure the debate and determine who it is they find most convincing.

Worldview ministry is intended to open minds toward the possibility of the truth of the Gospel and the Scriptures. Another observation I have made is that nobody receives the Gospel unless he or she is open to the possibility that it is true. And why would you receive it if you did not believe it is true? Our country faces a predicament of extreme secularization that is about to leave us in shambles. Young people are taught from the earliest stages of their education to view the world as though there is no God. This has also been a problem within the Church.

Recently, I finished a book by Francis Chan titled Multiply. This book was in response to the growing need for making disciples inside the Church. I found it fascinating that the first few chapters were devoted to explaining why discipleship is necessary and the whole rest of the book is devoted to teaching the reader about Scripture as though it is the authoritative, inspired, and infallible Word of God. My friends, this is worldview ministry. And what I take from the layout of Chan’s book is that you cannot be a true disciple of Christ unless you are indoctrinated (yes, indoctrination is not always a bad word) into a Biblical worldview. So I have proposed that worldview can be used both with evangelistic and disciple-making intents. Is it any wonder that the ministry of Worldview Warriors is passionate about what it teaches? We seek to tear down strongholds, build up leaders, and equip everyone with knowledge that will aid you in godly living. Don’t let the nay-sayers discourage you. Instead, take off the veil of spiritual blindness and let your mind be transformed so that God’s work will transform you from the inside out.