What is a worldview? There are lot's of decorative ways to answer this question, but put very simply, it is the way you view yourself, the world around you, the people in it, and most importantly, how you view God. A worldview is a mental framework or model that will determine how you perceive things in this world. Your worldview consists of presuppostions and philosophical ideas that answer questions like What is my purpose? Is there a God? What is wrong with the world? What is the remedy?
Whether we accept it or not, everyone has a worldview. The aim of this ministry is to encourage and equip believers, as well as minister to the lost, by promoting a Biblical wordlview (or Christian worldview). A Biblical worldview is one that upholds the Scriptures as the highest authority and allows them to govern all thoughts and perspectives so that one may see the world according to God's word.
"The priesthood of all believers" is a teaching that was particularly popularized by Martin Luther, the great reformer of the 16th century. Prior to the reformation in the church that he is known for, there was a very thick divide between the clergy (who were called "priests") and the laity (the ordinary church members).
I grew up in the dystopia of Apartheid. As an English speaking White child in the 1980's I had no idea that the country I lived in was not a democracy. My parents voted, and one day I would too. I was vaguely aware of...
Western Christians most often think of persecution as being sponsored by atheistic governments or by antagonistic adherents of a false religion. However, Jesus also warned His disciples about persecution from a different, unexpected source: from the professing adherents of true, biblical religion.
Today there are two flash points that seem sure to lead to an explosion of cultural and governmental oppression of Christians in South Africa and other Western countries. The first is exclusivity. Because it's what Jesus taught, we believe that Christianity is exclusively true (John 14:6; Acts 4:12).
Recently I was asked what I thought about Joburg’s latest exhibit: human corpses on display. That’s right – actual cadavers, filleted and flayed, carved and strung up in an array of poses for your viewing pleasure, and signed by the designer himself.
It has been said that the first casualty of war is the truth. I was reminded of this recently when I turned on the TV late one night, and caught a recent episode of Special Assignment singing the laurels of legalizing that wacky weed, known in SA as “dagga”.
Watch this message by Voddie Baucham on the reliability of the Scriptures. One of the most important questions any person can ever grapple with, Can We Trust The Bible?
Voddie Baucham is a husband, father, pastor, author, professor, conference speaker and church planter. He serves as Pastor of Preaching at Grace Family Baptist Church in Spring, Texas.