Here’s a second example of worldview clashes:
Mar 10:23-25 “Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, ‘How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!’ The disciples were amazed at his words.”
[WV clash: in the Jewish culture, only the rich had the time and resources to keep all the laws and thereby have any chance of getting to heaven. Jesus knew this to be utterly false. The law was given not to save us but to reveal our sin and our need of a Savior (Romans 3:20 “…no one will be declared righteous in his sight by observing the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of sin.”)
“But Jesus said again, ‘Children, how hard it is to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.’”
[This is a mind-grabbing illustration of impossibility, designed to totally destroy the disciples WV concerning how one could get salvation].
Mar 10:26 “The disciples were even more amazed, and said to each other, ‘Who then can be saved?’”
[WV: they struggled to believe Jesus and grasped the consequences: no one can be saved by keeping the law. However in their worldview, they saw no other possibility].
Mar 10:27 “Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.’”
[WV shift: yes, salvation is impossible to achieve for human beings, but God can provide the impossible, including salvation of condemned sinners! The disciples did not yet understand this, but more was coming to help them make the worldview shift from Jewish culture to biblical Truth.
So, to summarize:
A world view is “the framework of ideas and beliefs through which an individual interprets the world and interacts in it.” [This quote is used in over 800 publications, so I don’t know who it is actually attributed to.]
In the next post, we’ll look at how to discern your worldview and move towards a biblical one.