UNIT 1: Building the Biblical Worldview

Unit 1 provides a basic framework for identifying and articulating a Biblically based Christian worldview.

Questions addressed include: What is the source of Truth? What is the basis of ethics and morality? What is God like? What is the nature of man? Why does man need a Savior? What is the nature of the universe? Why is there evil and suffering? What is the meaning of history? What is God's plan for man? What is the destiny of mankind?


  • The Story of Reality, by Gregory Koukl

  • Know What You Believe, by Paul Little



1 Thessalonians 5:21

But examine everything carefully; hold fast to that which is good;

Romans 14:5

Each person must be fully convinced [in matters of faith] in his own mind.

Philippians1: 9-10 NLT  I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding [judgment, keen insight, discernment].  10  For I want you to understand what really matters, [approve things that are excellent, learn to sense what is vital and of real value] so that you may live pure and blameless lives until the day of Christ’s return.

Starting Points UNIT ONE Outline

"Every person carries in his head a mental model of the world--a subjective representation of external reality." -Alvin Toffler

"George Barna, a research expert, recent study revealed that less than 1 in 10 believers possess a biblical worldview as the basis for his or her decision making and behavior."

"Worldview really matters, and every one has one. It's not a questions of whether you have one or not, the question is do you have a Biblical one?" -- Worldview by Greg Laurie