What governs our thinking, being and doing? Each of us looks at life through a lens, otherwise known as a worldview. This impacts everything, from how we relate to others, to how we vote in elections, to how we behave when no one is looking. This lens represents what we believe to be true and right.
Today on America Live, Megyn Kelly discussed the controversies surrounding the U.S. Department of Justice with John H. Fund, Columnist for the Wall Street Journal and Author of Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy. They examined the highly publicized Black Panther case, the mysterious transfer of the former chief of the Justice Department’s voting section Christopher Coates to South Carolina, and the alleged controversial DOJ mandates reported by former DOJ lawyer J. Christian Adams.
Fund made an interesting statement that says much about the importance of one’s worldview. With regard to the political appointees assigned to the Black Panther case who reportedly had not even read the briefs, Fund said: “The joke inside the Justice Department is: ‘The rule of the law in complex times has proved itself deficient. We much prefer the rule of men; it’s vastly more efficient.’ Why read the briefs when you already know that your politics dictate the outcome?”
His words testify to the weight of worldview. Our beliefs direct our judgments. Our standards dictate our decisions. Our worldviews determine our actions.
The famous Gettysburg Address by Abraham Lincoln followed the death of many who held competing worldviews. Lincoln charged America to be dedicated to the reason so many people sacrificed their lives: for a new birth of freedom in America. He spoke of the “government of the people, by the people, for the people,” a people’s government representing a people’s worldview.
What do you supposed is the worldview of the majority of those working in the Department of Justice? What is the worldview of your elected representatives who are making decisions that impact your daily life? What is the worldview of the media outlets you frequent? What is the worldview of your closest friends? What is your worldview?
In How Now Shall We Live, Charles Colson says, “Different life systems compete for our minds. Unless we consciously and consistently choose a biblical system for seeing all of life, we will be influenced by destructive worldviews around us.”
Romans 12:2 tells us, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” Are you being transformed continually by renewing your mind to the truth of God’s Word?
If we are to make a difference in today’s world, we must think and act from a biblical worldview. We must live and breathe biblically. God is real and His Word is true. Centering life on Him brings wholeness, satisfaction and abundance of life. Lives centered on Christ testify to the greatness of God, and magnify His glory on the earth. This, fellow Americans, is our very purpose for life.