Do Americans Have a Christian Worldview?
Your worldview is a combination of what you believe to be true and how you respond to life. But, how many Christians truly have a Biblical worldview?
A biblical worldview flows from believing that the entire Bible is true and foundational for life. It recognizes that the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. David Noebel describes it as any ideology, philosophy, theology, movement or religion that provides an overarching approach to understanding 1) God and the world and 2) man’s relations to God and the world.
Your worldview affects your finances. We can easily be seduced by worldly philosophies unless we vigilantly renew our minds on Truth. … that by testing we may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2)
God gave us financial principles to flourish in this world. They’re not burdensome, but do require discipline.
Our use of resources impacts others. If we claim to be Christians but live like the world, our testimony will be confusing. We may lead others into hollow and deceptive philosophy and principles of this world, rather than leading them to dependence on God, our faithful Provider.
You must be proactive, strategic, and aware of the cultural and moral issues of the day.
It’s your responsibility to train your children God’s principles. They need to know the gospel, the love of Jesus and the sacrifice He made for us, in order to stand firm against the wiles of the devil.
They are watching you and how you manage money. Discuss biblical responsibility whenever possible: at dinner, in the car, with friends, when working out. Encourage them to give, save and spend wisely. Affirm them often and pray they will desire to hear: Well done thou good and faithful servant!
If you need more practical help or biblical encouragement with your finances, call the Crown Helpline at 800-722-1976 or go online to crown.org.