The Christian Worldview Part 1

I am trying to give people who know nothing about Christianity an opportunity to sit down with a christian and just ask whatever they want. But before I mire this blog with details about rebuffing different arguments against Christianity it is important to layout what the Christian worldview actually is.

The Christian worldview hinges on 3 basic beliefs;
1. The existence of God
2. Objectivity or "Truth"
3. The Divine Perfection of the Bible (ie. it is 100% true)

These points are explained in futher detail below

1. The Existence of God
Simply put Christians know there is a God. Christians know there is a God because they know him and are known by him. You cannot be a Christian and not believe in God.

2. The Concept of Truth
Most modern interpretations of truth are that it is relative and depends on culture, science and other various circumstances. The phrase "Well that may be true for you" is probably the best example of this.

The Bible lays out a meaning of truth that is completely opposed to this.  The Bible clearly states that God is truth  and His truth applies equally across all ethics and circumstances.  Psalm 119:160 states "All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal."

3. The Divine Perfection of the Bible (ie. it is 100% true)
Christians believe that God communicated with mankind. Christians believe that when God interacted with man he divinely inspired certain men to write down the historical events, poems and wisdom that surrounded His interaction with mankind. These collected works constitute the Bible. To believers the Bible is the ultimate source of wisdom, inspiration and history. Non-Christians cannot look at the Bible as anything more than a historical document and it will not govern their lives or be seen as a source of wisdom, history or poetry anymore than a copy of the Iliad would.

Non-Christians do not view God, truth or the Bible as Christians do. 
These assumptions make debate between Christians and non-Christians difficult and it seems like neither side is speaking the same language. In many senses, they are not speaking the same language.