Inside the Christian/Biblical worldview, the question of the source is completely entrenched in God. This belief is that God created all that is there and that he rules over it autonomously. Each person has a worldview, whether we recognize it or not. It impacts the way in which we reason and consequently the way we act. As Christian educators, it is important that we be aware that learning is not self-determining of our faith or a belief scheme. But rather, to make certain that God’s revelation, not our cultural biases, is the source of our worldview and Christian educational footing.
Biblical Worldview What is meant by a biblical worldview? According to Tackett (n.d.), “a biblical worldview is based on the infallible Word of God” (para. 7). My worldview has been molded and lengthened over the progression of my thirty-seven years on earth by influences, such as family, friends, situations, and total strangers. However, the sturdiest feature of my worldview is my sense of beliefs and principles. As Christians, we identify that there is a spiritual fight raging for the hearts and minds of both men and women. We are finding ourselves in a scuffle amongst the Christian reality and an ethically uncaring culture.
As a result, we need to form a Christian worldview that will aid us to learn how to reason Christianly. It is simply when we established a biblical worldview that we are able to appropriately comprehend exactly how God narrates to our natural ability, family, neighbors, nations, and substantial belongings (Pope, 2000, para. 13). The foundational elements of a worldview that is based distinctively on a perspective of a life drawn from Judeo-Christian scripture are the understanding of the bible as a whole. Not to pick or choose only the parts that serve our interest. Once you trust that the Bible is completely factual, then you sanction it to be the substratum of everything you verbally express and do (Tackett, n.d., para. 7).
The groundwork of the Judeo-Christian moral belief can be recapitulated in the golden rule which Jesus taught His disciples in the book of Matthew. It reads, “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets” (Matthew 7:12, King James Version). The Judeo-Christian worldview is also based on the sacredness of human life, individual accountability, a high respect for nuptial, and sympathy for others (Gotquestions.org. para. 3). With the numerous amount of Christian educators being taught through the government system.
It is important that we consider the philosophies about education to ensure that parents view education Biblically, as well as compare what the Bible says about the spiritual teaching of children with their personal philosophies. According to the bible teachings, Judeo-Christian demonstrates Jesus’s central message to show love and goodness. Nonetheless, we are in control for humanizing it as best as we can, not in our own strength, but through His. “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered” (Romans 8:26, King James Version). Christian Philosophy of Education Even though the term Christian education does not occur in the Bible, it tells us of the ethical and spiritual teaching of believers and children. With that being said, Christian education should be more than just teaching information or knowledge to children. Rather an understanding of wisdom based upon facts as defined in scriptures.
The purpose of a Christian education is the guiding of the course of human development in the direction of God’s purposes for us. One of my favorite scripture comes from the book of 2 Timothy. It reads “that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Timothy 3:17, King James Version). When it comes to the metaphysics view, the Christian philosophy is clearly stated in scripture: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1, King James Version). Metaphysical issues relate to questions and meaning of purpose as it relates to Christian philosophy of education is education is the practice that starts at birth; the progress of understanding, abilities and communal mindfulness by a teacher. While, metaphysis merely deals with the first belief (Olaolu, 2017, 2-3). A couple of metaphysical questions that raises the issue is everything that exists an actual entity? Or, are humans free? Metaphysics is also seen as the method in which information is learned and the restriction of this information.