by Rob Lundberg
Romans 12:2 tells that we are not to be “conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing (not the removal of our minds. . .“) That is also reinforced to us by Jesus in Matthew 22:37, where He tells us to “love the Lord your God with all our hearts, all our souls and all our minds.” I am under the conviction that if we are not doing that, and with the culture rapidly changing before our eyes, we need to start. Enough of this refusing to THINK, we are NOT worshiping God the way He desires us to worship. How do they impact you and I?
Some time ago, I had just concluded some lecture material on naturalism, atheism, and humanism. Part of that material was a reminder of what constitutes a solid worldview by sharing with them what is known as The First Principles.
As I was working through them with the class, I was prompted into thinking that a subject like this might provide a series or maybe an e-book some time down the road. So with that in mind, I would like to share with you these First Principles with biblical references following.
The ancient philosopher Aristotle showed how every science begins with certain obvious metaphysical truths that he referred to as first principles. Aristotle explained how these first principles form the very foundations upon which all knowledge rests.
These First Principles are the fundamental truths from which inferences are made and conclusions are based. They are considered to be self-evident truths which can be thought of as the underlying and the governing principles that shape a solidly cohesive worldview.
Rob is a blogger, writer, professor, and public speaker on a mission to equip the believer to articulate why we believe what we do to a confused culture in a “brave new world.”