Conflict Over Worldviews

. . . For the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short.
—Revelation 12:12

Devotion:

There’s an age-old conflict between two world-and-life-views. A world-and-life-view is a set of assumptions or presuppositions that determine the way that we look at the world and our place in it. These largely determine how we consider everything.

One worldview sees God at the center, ruling over all things under His dominion that operate according to His laws. The other worldview sees a mechanistic universe in which there is no God, no reason, no purpose, with only man at the center operating according to the dictatorship of the latest tyrant. The worlds which issue forth from those two views are vastly different worlds.

It is important that we understand that it is ultimately a spiritual battle in which we are engaged—not a battle between mere economic outlooks or various political philosophies. It is a battle between Christ and Antichrist; between Jesus Christ and His followers and the Antichrist and his. Therefore, ultimately, it is a battle that will be won not by bullets, but by beliefs. You cannot change ideas with bombs.

It’s very reassuring to know that when we read the end of the Bible, we know Who wins.

 

Question to ponder: Do you see worldviews in conflict on a daily basis?