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AbstractThe paper seeks to give a coherent outline of the biblical worldview. The basic questions thatunderlie the formation of such a worldview are examined in the areas of ontology,epistemology, and axiology.The historical-grammatical approach to biblical understanding was adopted. Questions onontology, epistemology, and axiology were explored by examining Bible writer records. Fourmajor historical periods, from around 1500 BCE to 100 CE, were examined. The conceptshighlighted were compared with corrective statements made by Christ on views expressed inHis day.Moses and other prophets spoke with a singular voice regarding a controversy worldviewbetween good and evil, which also is mirrored by New Testament writers. They corporatelyalso identified the principal elements of philosophy underpinning this theme that shouldguide Christians in the areas of reality, knowing, and acting. There is a striking commonalityof information across the four historical periods examined, but we do not assert that believersat the time necessarily held views identical to those held today. Anciently, philosophers,scholars and leaders studied and admired other belief and worship systems. This led todisastrous consequences on account of syncretism. Christ corrected the principalmisunderstandings for hearers of His day.Our Lord spoke against many worldview perversions. The instruction comes to us, throughthese examples, to make sola Scriptura its own interpreter, to reverence God’s revelationsthrough His prophets, and to seek to understand God’s beautiful character as the guide to ourworship and ethical behavior. Further research might be conducted on the origin of changesseen in today’s major Christian churches that are exerting a contrary impact.
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