For example, someone who holds the biblical worldview would answer the question, “Is there a god and what is he like?
” using what he knows to be true about the character of God according to Scripture.
The scene: The African plain comes alive with the gathering of zebras, gazelles, giraffes, elephants, all the animals on a majestic pilgrimage to see their future king, the cuddly newborn lion cub, Simba.
After receiving the blessing of Rafiki, the lion pride’s shaman monkey, the animals big and small all bow on bended knee in worship to the uplifted cub.
The notion of the “circle of life,” that history is circular and the present is heavily influenced by the spirits of one’s ancestors, is closer to Eastern pantheism or native spiritualism than the linear view of history presented in the Bible.
But how is the average parent to know and discern the worldview, and how can parents equip their children to evaluate worldview for themselves?
In addition, early in the movie, the lead character Maximus sets up a shrine in his tent, and prays to these gods daily to watch over his wife and child.
Yet these gods could not offer the true hope of salvation or deliverance through Jesus Christ.
Consistently consuming entertainment with false ideas will inevitably distort our view of the world.
Although the Bible never uses the word “worldview,” in Colossians 2: 6-8, we are commanded to be able to discern and discard false philosophy-which is essentially worldview.