Learning to see reality

We all have filters that distort our perception of reality and we all need filters to adequately communicate our perceptions and understandings to others. To communicate reality, our filters must align with reality; the more our filters align with reality, the less distortion will occur in perception and communication: the only fully reliable witness or reality is God.

God sees things the way they actually are; his perspective is truth and he has revealed his perspective in creation and Scripture. Creation reflects God’s power and divine nature (Rom. 1:20). Scripture communicates God’s heart, his ways of being with humans, and his plan to redeem creation and consummate his Kingdom. God’s perspective of reality is reality and he communicates his perspective is most clearly in Scripture.

A distinctively Christian worldview flows from and iteratively evaluates itself according to Scripture. It is a continual, Scripturally evaluated attempt to summarize God’s view of reality as centered in Christ, the second person of the Trinity. Therefore, a distinctively Christian worldview is the best structure on which to build perception and communication filters.

Note: This was written during the reading of Conceiving the Christian College, by Duane Litfin and some of his ideas likely influenced this reflection.

Informant: Christianity: A Total World and Lift System, by Abraham Kuyper

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My name is Laura and I am on a journey, pondering the implications of God's glorious design of humanity and integrating every aspects of this design into a description of whole life health.
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