Contrast of Worldview’s

A worldview is a grid through which we view the earth itself, and the way we are to live in it. There are only two world views – biblical, and secular. Perhaps this chart will help you decide in which category you are, or want to be.

Area Biblical Worldview Scripture Secular Worldview
God There is a God Isaiah 43:10-11
Isaiah 44:6-8
Isaiah 45:5
There is no God
Creation God created all things with design & purpose Genesis 1:1-3 Spontaneous Combustion
Man God created in His image and for His purpose. Genesis 1:11-12
Genesis 1:21
1 Corinthians 15:38-39
Millions of years of evolution
Man’s Nature Born with a sinful nature Genesis 3:1-5
Romans 5:12-14
Born good, but corrupted by negative influences
Man’s Problem Sin Romans 3:23 Negative cultural influences
Solution Spiritual/Gospel 1 Corinthians 15:1-4
Mark 8:35
Mark 13:10
Education & Social Intervention
Jesus Son of God/Savior John 1:1-14
Matthew 16:16-18
Good Man/Teacher but not deity
Miracles Supernatural Intervention. Mark 2:3-12
John 3:2
Natural Explanation
Moral Code Established by God Bible/Heart Isaiah 55:10-11
Psalm 119:6-9
James 1:21-25
Determined by society
Tolerance Biblical Standards Psalm 1:1-3
Joshua 1:8
No Moral Absolutes
Abortion Life begins at conception Psalm 139:13-16
Jeremiah 1:5
Woman’s Rights
Homosexuality Contrary to God’s design/purpose Leviticus 18:22
Romans 1:27-32
Freedom of Choice
Marriage Designed by God for His purpose Genesis 2:24
Ephesians 5:31
Agreement between two individuals for selfish purposes
Children Partnership with God/Procreation Genesis 1:28
Psalm 127:3
Decision of parents
Government Ordained of God, for safety of society Romans 13:1-7
John 19:11
Supreme authority over society
Evil in World Allowed by God, removed when Jesus returns Ephesians 6:12
Proverbs 6:16-19
Lack of equality among all people
Satan Rebel Angel who opposes God Isaiah 14:12-15
John 8:44
Mystical power to control behavior
Life Purpose To glorify God Isaiah 43:7
Psalm 100:2-3
Psalm 8:4-6
To glorify self and to attain success
Soul Mind will and emotions eternal 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Genesis 2:7
No one has an eternal soul.
Salvation By grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone Ephesians 2:8-9
Romans 10:9-10
Good works
Death Cessation of life of physical body Genesis 2:7
Genesis 3:19
Psalm 146:4
James 2:6
Cessation of life of physical body
After Death Judgement of God Hebrews 9:27
2 Corinthians 5:10
This life is all there is
Heaven Where believers exist for eternity John 14:2
Revelation 21:1-4
Matthew 25:46
No literal Heaven
Hell Where nonbelievers exist for eternity Matthew 25:46
Revelation 20:10
No literal hell
The Bible Divinely inspired inerrant, sufficent regarding issues of faith and life. 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Acts 17:11
Amos 3:7
Myth & religious legend