Every adult has a fully developed worldview. That is, they see all of life through a certain set of lenses. Every child is currently developing a worldview and that worldview will be fully in place by the early teen years. They will either develop a biblical worldview or something other than a biblical worldview. In the chart below, we show just a few of the fundamental differences between what students in Christian education are taught and what students in non-Christian education are taught. 16,000 hours of training, from Kindergarten -12th grade, plays a major role in which worldview a child will develop.
|God exists. God is the center of all things.||God does not exist. Man is the center of all things.|
|God created the world and all that is in it. One cannot fully understand the created without some understanding of the Creator.||The universe and life came into existence through random chance. There is no designer.|
|God created mankind in His image. Every person has intrinsic value and a divine purpose in life.||There is no ultimate purpose for man’s existence. We create our own destiny.|
|All morality comes from the nature of God and is revealed to us in the Bible. The Bible is the absolute standard of right and wrong.||Morality is relative and changes according to man’s needs and desires. There is no absolute standard of right and wrong.|
|God loves every person and cares deeply for humanity.||Human beings are on their own. Life is sustained by survival of the fittest. The strong live. The weak die.|
|Man is responsible and will be held accountable for himself and his stewardship of all God’s creation.||Man will not be held accountable by a higher power at the end of life.|
|God has given every person a never-dying soul that will one day stand before God and receive its just reward.||Death is simply the end of existence.|