You’ve probably heard HCA faculty and families say, “HCA teaches students through a Biblical Worldview.” You may have thought, “Well, it has the word ‘Biblical’ so it must be good.” You’re right, it is good! But what is a worldview? Simply stated, a person’s worldview is what one believes that influences how one lives. Everyone has a worldview that influences how they view the world and make day-today decisions about what to believe, say, and do. There are many worldviews, but only one that is built on truth.
At HCA we know that the Bible is inerrant, authoritative, and sufficient and therefore should be the foundation of how we live as Christians. As such, our goal is to teach that the Bible is true, trustworthy, and the authority on life. We teach the Bible in order to shape beliefs and to equip students to apply God’s Word to their life for the good of others and the glory of God! This is the heart of a Biblical Worldview.
Unfortunately, our childrens’ worldview is under attack. The world is hopeless, lost, and confused. So much so that the Barna group research on worldview demonstrated that 88% of Americans shared a worldview comprised of an amalgamation of different religions, cultures, and schools of thought. Barna calls this syncretism. The Bible says that the way to combat this confusion is to be “built up until we all reach the unity of faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God.” Ephesians continues, “Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.”
Here are some tips to foster a Biblical Worldview in your home:
1) Read your Bible every day,
2) Teach your child to read the Bible and read it with them,
3) Ask, “What does the Bible say about that?”
4) Use the Bible to point out the errors of other worldviews, and
5) Model a life built on the Bible. May the Lord soften the hearts of our children to know and live the truth that is only found in His Holy Word.