The Main Differences Between A Secular And Christian Worldview

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What are the biggest differences between a secular and a Christian worldview? Why is this an important question for this particular study of the Old Testament?
The Christian world view tells us in Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth” (ESV). This is the basis for our real story of how the world begun. The world on the other hand has many different stories, some believe we evolved from apes after a cosmic big bang created the universe, some believe in their own deity who created the world. As Bartholomew and Goheen point out, in today’s world there is a commitment to pluralism. They state that this world believes that we “should not even look for any such overarching story, one that could be true for all people, all communities, all nations – for to find such a thing would imply that not all stories are equally valid” (Bartholomew & Goheen, 2009, p. 12).
We as Christians believe that the Bible is the one truth, while the popular stance in the world today is that there cannot be one truth because all are equal. It is important to understand what it is we believe. Is the old testament just a collection of fairy tales, or is it the definitive truth of the history of the world? Bartholomew and Goheen state that “Only this one story unlocks the meaning of human history – and thus the meaning of your life and mine (Bartholomew & Goheen, 2009, p. 13).
What does the Creation account in Genesis tell us about God? What does it tell us about mankind?
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