Unity

Going to a concert, Christians can create the illusion of unity. Speaking about faith without details can create the illusion of unity. However, Jesus prayed that we would all be one even as Jesus is one. The Bible gives us two different verses that tell us exactly how God is going to unify the church.
 
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Willy said something that matched Jimmy’s worldview. Jimmy said, “I like how you think.” This agreement produced rapport between the two men. However, if both men would closely examine each other’s entire worldviews, they would almost surely expose a true division between them at some point. Perhaps that’s why people protect their worldviews from scrutiny much of the time.
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The Battle is for the Mind

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As we’ve seen, a worldview filters out anything that isn’t already in the worldview. Fake information flows from worldviews, and this fake information seems real in the darkness of the worldview. In contrast, truth comes from the person of Christ. So truth deflects lies that come from the various worldviews while deceptive fake realities of worldviews deflect truth that comes from Christ.

The worldview is a fake reality. It’s a filter. The Presence of Jesus within us and His moment-by-moment leading and revelation is the Source of all truth. Christ uses truth to deflect the lies that come from the worldview. The worldview uses the fake reality to deflect the truth that Christ reveals.

This truth-deflection is even more of a problem for thinkers who claim that their own worldviews aren’t subject to error, but that the worldviews of other thinkers are subject to error. They make this mistake in judgment because worldviews seem accurate and deceptively real to the thinkers who own them. This delusion allows each thinker’s worldview to deceive that thinker to the point where conflicting worldviews seem dreamlike, whacky, and insane. In other words, my worldview seems real to me, and your worldview seems real to you. However, if we discuss the minute details of our deeply held beliefs and convictions, certain parts of my worldview may seem insane to you because they conflict with your worldview and vice versa. Worldviews cause a fallacy known as “belief perseverance.”

So when thinkers speak of personal realities, those “personal realities” are worldviews. They aren’t real realities, but they’re fake realities.
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You’ve Had this Happen to You

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It’s difficult to recognize the difference between one’s own worldview and reality, so we’ll have conversations with people who don’t realize that they’re assuming or who claim that their interpretation is an observation. And then there’s the thinker who claims that an interpretation is Scripture. In these cases, these thinkers lose the distinction between reality and interpretation of reality.
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Intelligent Stupidity

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Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote about the inner worldview. He refers to it as “stupidity.”

Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy of the good than malice. One may protest against evil; it can be exposed and, if need be, prevented by use of force. Evil always carries within itself the germ of its own subversion in that it leaves behind in human beings at least a sense of unease. Against stupidity we are defenseless; reasons fall on deaf ears; facts that contradict one’s prejudgment simply need not be believed–in such moments the stupid person even becomes critical–and when facts are irrefutable they are just pushed aside as inconsequential, as incidental. In all this the stupid person, in contrast to the malicious one, is utterly self-satisfied and, being easily irritated, becomes dangerous by going on the attack. ~ Letters & Papers from Prison

What Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote is true if we define “stupid” as “in a stupor,” which has nothing to do with mental processing power. For instance, intelligent people who learn false ideas are in a stupor created by believing false ideas, and they make those false ideas part of their worldviews. When the light in them is darkness, this darkness is great because this great darkness seems like light to them.

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God Intends to Transfigure Us

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Some people call worldviews “conceptions of reality.” Others call them “paradigms.” Whatever we call them, they’re fake realities. So when someone talks about a paradigm shift, they’re just exchanging one fake reality for another fake reality. A paradigm shift can sometimes help if the new paradigm is more accurate than the old one, but paradigm shifts often go from a bad misunderstanding to a worse misunderstanding. However, paradigm shifts aren’t enough for what God wants to create in us since God wants to transfigure us by renewing our minds. (Romans 12:1-2)

“For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit, life and peace” (Romans 8:6 Berean Literal Bible)

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Why is Everything so Crazy?

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Worldviews are powerful filters. Our worldviews make it difficult to see or understand anything that conflicts with our worldviews. Worldviews give the illusion of reliability because they seem more real than reality. However, they’re unreliable. And this problem isn’t small or easily-solved since every thinker has a concept of reality called a worldview, a silent half-truth fallacy. Worldviews limit every one of us, so each thinker is hamstrung by his or her own worldview.

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You NEED Jesus

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We now adventure into the land of many worldviews. As we go, we want to focus intense light on the nature of worldviews so that we can understand how they deceive us all. Worldviews store and generate illusions. Worldviews are complete conceptions of reality, yet we shouldn’t confuse them with reality since the information in worldviews comes from what seemed real to us in the past. Therefore, our past biases heavily influence our worldviews. We all have the same problem. We automatically set our beings against anything that conflicts with our individual worldviews since each person’s worldview seems real and sensible to him or her, while anything that conflicts with the worldview seems unreal and weird. However, we want to be free from this bondage and blindness since we desire truth, light, and life.

“Every man’s lifestyle [direction, manner, habit, way] is proper in his own view, but the LORD weighs the heart.” (Proverbs 21:2 International Standard Version)

“Everything a person does [direction, manner, habit, way] seems pure in his own opinion, but the LORD weighs intentions.” (Proverbs 16:2 International Standard Version)

“There is a pathway [direction, manner, habit, way] that seems right to a man, but in the end it’s a road to death.” (Proverbs 14:12 International Standard Version)

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Pray this Prayer

Pray this prayer

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Thank You for Your holy presence with us, Lord Jesus. Thank You that You never leave us or forsake us. As we consider the futility of ungodly thinking and how much of our thinking is devoid of the Holy Spirit, we repent before You and ask for Your mighty deliverance. Tear down our strongholds and set us free from captivity. Amen.

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Sometimes, We Don’t Follow Christ

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We’ve looked into the reasons that it’s never necessary for anyone who’s following Christ to commit a fallacy, yet we Christians often do commit fallacies. Granted, we must admit that we sometimes use the term “following Christ” when we aren’t following Him since we sometimes use the term as a mere figure of speech. In those cases, we follow Christ in theory instead of in practice. So we’re born again, but our attention wanders.

For example, we believe propaganda, something we learned in school, or what we heard on the news. We believe what we heard through a friend, a movie, a book, or a magazine. If we believe it, we become convinced of an ungodly lie. We sometimes follow theological principles instead of listening to Jesus. At these times, we interpret the Bible based on theological worldviews rather than allowing the Holy Spirit to speak to us through the pages of Scripture. In all the examples just given, we aren’t listening to the Holy Spirit’s instruction and direction, and we aren’t thinking, speaking, and acting in submission to the Holy Spirit. Still, if we’ll submit in humble reverence to hear God’s direction when He commands us moment by moment, we have a way forward as God shows us through the following Scriptures.

Teach me both knowledge and appropriate discretion because I believe in your commands. Before I was humbled, I wandered away, but now I observe your words [literally, “I give heed to your utterance”]. ~ Psalm 119:66 International Standard Version

The fear [deep respect] of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. ~ Proverbs 1:7 International Standard Version

In spite of what God just said through these Scriptures, some people refuse to choose to respect, honor, and obey the Lord. Instead, they choose to follow the human mind. However, we would suffer serious consequences if we were to follow the human mind rather than Christ.

“Then they will call out to me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently, but they will not find me. Because they hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the LORD; they did not want my advice, and they rejected all my correction. They will eat the fruit of their way, and they will be filled with their own devices. ~ Proverbs 1:28-31 International Standard Version

If we choose to follow the human mind, we choose the axiomatic thinking fallacy, which is the same as loving and practicing falsehood. And the axiomatic thinking fallacy is tied to the problem of paradigms. It’s tied to the wonkiness of worldviews since the sad fact is that axiomatic thinking fallacies easily harden into worldviews. The next trip that we’ll take is all about worldviews.

Blessed are those washing their robes, that their right will be to the tree of life, and they shall enter into the city by the gates. Outside are the dogs, and the sorcerers, and the sexually immoral, and the murderers, and the idolaters, and everyone loving and practicing falsehood. ~ Revelation 22:14-15 Berean Literal Bible

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The Three Authorities

3 Choices for authority

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Adam and Eve brought the human race into slavery to Satan by simply choosing to yield to Satan’s influence rather than God’s. And even now, demonic principalities and powers try to influence our minds. These three authorities offer the same three choices, but you choose which one you’ll heed. Will you choose demonic influence, the fallen human mind, or divine revelation?

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