The Truth Project
My small group is currently working through the Truth Project curriculum. This is my fifth or sixth time that I have listened and reflected on this incredible resource. Del Tackett, the teacher in the curriculum, raises a host of interesting questions and points. Perhaps the thing that makes me think the most is the whole issue of “worldview.” We all have a worldview but many of us do not realize how we got one. We do not usually choose one, it is given to us by many different sources including the media, television, movies, books and contemporary society. A recent survey discovered that only 7% of Bible believing Christians have a biblical worldview. If nothing else, that should give us pause.
In the first lesson of the curriculum, we discover that “in almost every area of life, the perspective of contemporary culture stands in direct opposition to the worldview presented in the Bible. Hence our culture is not only filled with lies but is heading in the direction of social insanity.” Before I reflected on the issues raised, I had a subtle sense that something was wrong. I now can see how pervasive and pernicious these lies are. As a follower of Jesus, I need to be aware of these lies and understand how the Bible can help me overcome them.
As the old Chinese proverb says “we live in interesting times.” If we are to not be co-opted by the world, we need to understand what we believe and the implications that has on all of life. Let me encourage you to be thoughtful, prayerful and aware that there is a cosmic battle underway to lead us from truth to falsehood. As Paul warned us, “we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.” The Truth Project has helped me see this in a clearer way.