When Worlds Collide: Part 2
Too often, Christians are surprised by the resistance they encounter when they present what seem to be the most basic concepts of life and reality to non-Christians. Such resistance comes when the world-view of a believer and that of an unbeliever collide. Even those who understand this still count these differences of viewpoint as matters of individual belief that can be solved through mutual acceptance and understanding.
Scripture is clear that the predominant views that rule this world system are at odds with God’s clearly revealed truth. This cannot be reconciled through conversation but rather through redemption. This study serves as a follow-up to the study, When Worlds Collide: A Faith Worth Defending but can be used as a stand-alone study. As in that study, When Worlds Collide: Irreconcilable Differences focuses on the seven pillars of biblical worldview that form the framework for how we view God, the world, and purpose in life.
- Session One: The Way We Are
God created us both as physical and spiritual beings. As such, we have a will, intellect, and emotions designed to relate to and worship God. While our physical bodies are temporary, we as individuals have an eternal soul. As such we will exist somewhere forever.
- Session Two: The State of Our Union
Though man was created in perfection, he chose to disobey God. The consequence of that sin was death and separation from God. Everything in God’s “very good” creation has been marred by sin. What was intended, as a perfect union between God and man, has been desperately tainted by the world, the flesh, and the devil.
- Session Three: The Certainty of the Results
When Adam sinned, he was exiled from the Garden and barred from the Tree of Life. As a result he immediately died in his spirit and ultimately in his body. Everyone since Adam inherits his sinful nature and proves so by our rebellion against the God of Scripture. Just as God judged the world in the days of Noah, He will one day judge the entire earth and all of humanity.
- Session Four: The Promise of Redemption
Though the state of man’s affairs is bleak, it is far from hopeless. God offers redemption from sin to all who trust in the death, burial, and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. Those who take God at His word become sharers in His salvation and promises. Those who reject God’s call are left to remain separate from Him for eternity.
4 sessions – 21 pages