Romans 12: A Full Commitment
Worldview is vital. I don’t really know how else to put it. In Romans 12, we find out a little bit of what it means to actually have a Christian worldview.
Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Our minds are entirely renewed. That implies a complete process. A Christian worldview does not change our theology. It should change every area of our lives. It is not just another thing that we can throw into our minds as a piece of random trivia. Christianity is more than that. It is more than a collection of facts. In fact, I would argue it is even more than a religion. It is a way of life, and it ought to infiltrate every other area of our lives.
For example, think about going to work. It would be entirely inconsistent for me to profess to be a Christian on Sunday but go to the office and act dishonestly. The Christian worldview would not allow that type of behavior. Being a Christian ought to also direct how I operate in the workplace as well as at church.
Some people want to have a disconnect between the secular and the sacred. Certain things apply to my church life, but they should not apply beyond those walls on days other than Sunday. That simply is not true for the Christian. Christianity is a bigger commitment than that. If we follow Christ, we can follow him on the days when we feel like that.