Critical Thinking, Part 3

Distinctively Christian Decisions

How do you make distinctively Christian decisions? We make thousands of decisions everyday and choosing to make them based on a man-centered worldview will lead to consequences. However, a Christ-centered worldview leads to holiness, or wholeness. Decisions shape who we are and the kind of life we lead.

One of the number one questions I get as a pastor is “What should I do?” It’s important to know how to make decisions. Ultimately, they all came back to our worldview. Here are 3 questions to make decisions according to a Biblical-worldview.

1.  Truth: What does the Bible say about the topic?

2 Corinthians 10:5 says we are taking every thought captive to Christ. In looking at truth we need to ask ourselves 3 questions. First, does this decision build me up? Second, does it slow me down? Hebrews 12:1 says to rid ourselves of every obstacle that entangles us. Third, how does it affect others? If we choose to act in a certain way, how will it affect those closest to me?

2.  Behavior: How does it glorify the Lord?

1 Corinthians 10:32 says “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all things for the glory of God.”

3.  Results: How does it affect my holiness?

1 Peter 1:16 says we are to be holy as God is holy.

There is a better way to live life than the man-centered worldview. Jesus has a better plan that won’t always be easy but is so worth it.

A few months ago I bought a soccer ball for my boys to use until my dog Wally got a hold of it. Today it sits in the backyard ratty, tattered, and beat up. Many of you are living today in the same way, broken, bruised, and battered. You try to heal yourself with self-medication, but it only leaves you more broken. We desperately need a Christ-centered worldview that allows us to make biblically-based decisions.

Pastor Chris Williams
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