(A Transforming Christian Worldview of
Religion, Philosophy, and Science)
An understanding of religion, philosophy, and science, and their inter-relationship is integral to how we develop our view of life. From a Christian perspective, the outworking of this is that God wants to engage humans personally at every level of their being: spirit, soul, and body. He uses religion to teach mankind about the realm of the spirit, philosophy regarding the soul, and science in respect to the body and physical creation. With a better perception of each, by study and application, the Christian matures. He is then better able to evangelize the unsaved (the unbeliever in the Savior Jesus Christ).
The Biblical scriptures say, "Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, handling accurately the word of truth," and "always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you," (2 Timothy 2;15; 1 Peter 3:15). Elsewhere it says that we should be wise as serpents and innocent as doves, discerning the times, and not taken captive by the vain philosophies of men (Matthew 10:16, Matthew 16:3, Colossians 2:8). Our age is the Information Age. Yet this booklet contends that much of the information being purveyed is not God honoring nor true to Biblical principles. This is seen in the dichotomy that while a majority of American adults believe in God, 60-70% do not believe in absolute truth. The inconsistency has been passed on to the youth. Seventy-five percent of young adults, 18-34 years old, believe in relative ethics. Other surveys of 12-19 year old males and females reveal similar trends. Americans lack an understanding of who God is.
This booklet reviews the areas of religion, philosophy, and science. Their inter-relationship profoundly affects one's perspective of life. The common religions and philosophies of the ages along with the development and uses of science are discussed and compared with and often contrasted to Christian principles. It is believed that the Christian, by having knowledge of the Scriptures and a cursory knowledge of secular views, will be more able to defend their faith and assist in converting the sinner. The text is written as a concise resource to be used by busy parents for instructing high school age teens, for assistance in introductory studies for the college age student, and for any other interested person. By it, may the reader continue to grow in their knowledge and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
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