“Biblical” - Explanation of Website Title
presented two areas of knowledge that expand side by side with
only enough overlap that they are able to communicate with each
other. On one side are all systems of thought that are not
derived from Scripture. Basically, this side is humanism, not
just those under the banner of philosophies (such as, humanism,
Marxism, and statism), but all non-Christian religions
(such as, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Mohammedism), as well. See
The Mind of
On the other side is
Kuyper’s “two-fold starting point: palingenesis and
Scripture.” Palingenesis is translated literally, “new (palin)
beginning (genesis).” The best name for that new
birth is regeneration. As seen in John 3, it is a change
wrought by the Holy Spirit where “it (He) wishes.” This change
occurs in the mind and the will of the person affected. It
changes confidence from the person himself to that of the Holy
Scriptures and its message of salvation in Jesus Christ.
(Regeneration is an important event in the life of the believer.
One about which too few Christians have insight. On this
website, we have a short, but comprehensive explanation of
(born-again or born-from-above).
Christians are raised in the environment of Christianity (even
in its diluted form today), they sometimes overlook the infinite
chasm that separates the system of thought that is Biblical
Christianity from humanism (all other religions and
philosophies). But, the Bible itself makes this infinite chasm
apparent with such descriptions, as light and darkness; the
world, the flesh, and the devil vs. the Holy Spirit; the evil
one vs. the righteousness of God; heaven and hell;
principalities and powers of the air vs. the armor of God; and
the old man and the new man.
One cannot overestimate
the difference in the two systems. Indeed, one is life and
the other is death. Picture in your mind the funerals that
you have attended. There in the casket is the dead body. Only
“dust” returning to dust. By contrast, you remember the living
person who inhabited that body: one who brought children into
the world and raised them; achieved considerable skills and
knowledge in education and vocation; had thousands, if not
millions, of conscious thoughts; engaged thousands of others in
light and serious conversation, and more, much more. On the one
hand, a dead, cold body, only a speck in the lifeless universe.
On the other hand, a living, breathing person who created a
personal universe with his life.
For many decades,
Christians who are pastors and theologians have led Christians
astray with the concept that “the Bible is true in all that it
affirms relative to salvation and morality.” This limitation of
Scripture has led to making God less than He is (omniscient,
omnipresent, and omnipotent); watering down, if not giving away
the fullness of a created earth in six days; a severe limitation
in the victorious life of Christians; the loss of God working in
history; the domination of humanism and Mohammedism in our time;
and many, many other mixtures of the life of the Scriptures with
the dead bodies of philosophies and religions.
A Biblical worldview
must be comprehensive, coherent in the unity of all its parts,
and as authoritative as the voice of God from Mount Sinai. The Bible is the very Word of God written, no more and no
less, to all areas of knowledge. For over 200 years,
archeologists have tried to refute the Bible. They have not been
able to do so. For 150 years, scientists have tried to promote
godless evolution, but creation scientists have countered with
theories and evidences of their own. Sociologists have tried to
change personal morals, and we have a divorce rate that is
sky-rocketing and an epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases.
Psychiatrists have tried to eliminate guilt from personal
awareness, and we have become nations of drug addicts (legal and
There is overwhelming
evidence that the Bible, as the very Word of God written, goes
way beyond “faith and morals” (as important as those are). A
truly Biblical worldview will reach and stretch (within a
reasonable hermeneutic) to fully apply its truth to all
disciplines of life.