Justice is the word we’re considering today in this series of how world view defines words. Justice has to do with what is good, right, and fair. In Red Pyramid world “good” is what makes me the happiest most of the time. If I can’t be as happy as I want in Red Pyramid world, … Continue reading Justice
As I continue this series of defining key words based on world view, let’s take a look at the word knowledge. There are three main characteristics of knowing in Red Pyramid world: First, what people claim they know has more to do with what they want than with what actually is, really. Many people claim … Continue reading Defining Knowledge
Continuing this series of world views and word definitions, let’s take a look at science. “Science” is a Latin word for “knowledge.” The Red Pyramid world view claims to know things as facts, but these claims serve the pre-commitments of people who are desperate to acquire greater happiness. (“Religion” in this world view is treated … Continue reading Let’s Consider Science
Last week, I proposed a definition for the word “faith”. What other essential words have a very different meaning depending on our world view? In the weeks to come we will look at words that are integral to our understanding of the world around us in contrast to the world of God’s design. Let’s start … Continue reading What is your religion?
With The Green V view of the world in mind (discussed in the last post), can we remember a definition for “faith,” “belief/believe,” and “trust”? Remember that all of these words mean the same thing and translate a single Greek word: pistis/pisteuo. The translation of that word, “Honesty about dependence,” begins to make sense of what … Continue reading Defining “Faith”
Last week, I wrote about how those who live in the Red Pyramid World think of faith. Before we look at an alternate definition of faith, let’s step back and look more closely at life in the Green V World. This world is generally the reverse and inversion of Red Pyramid World. Think of a … Continue reading An Alternative Way to Live
In my last post, I presented two world view models, and over the next several weeks, we’ll explore the significance of these models in relation to our experiences, to how words are defined, to biblical terms for salvation, and biblical concepts for life. May we begin by sympathizing with people who live with the conviction … Continue reading From World Views to How Words are Viewed–Faith
What if the world we are living in has made it impossible for people to hear the truth, either through nature or the Bible? Over the past 150 years three powerful forces have altered the way people think. First, people today assume that evolution is a fact; the only “life” we have is accidental, material, … Continue reading Worlds Apart?