Corrupting Worldview

Once again, taking up Bahnsen’s definition of worldview as “a network of presuppositions regarding reality, knowing, and conduct in terms of which every element of human experience is related and interpreted” (Pushing the Antithesis, 42-43), I notice that “everything in the world” that John refers to in 1 John 2:16 directly affects these foundational presuppositions. The lust of the flesh corresponds to reality (metaphysics); the lust of the eyes corresponds to knowing (epistemology); and the pride of life corresponds to conduct (ethics). One could say that every non-Christian worldview “comes not from the Father but from the world.”

B”H

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