The Biblical World View:
The Bible tells us,
24 Therefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts to impurity, to the dishonoring of their bodies among themselves, 25 because they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever! Amen.
26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. 29 They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, 31 foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. 32 Though they know God's righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them.”
I could write a lengthy commentary on this entire passage, emphasizing the progression of corruption and the result of turning our backs on God. I will let the passage speak for itself.
To sum up my point:
God holds all truth and has revealed this truth to us in the Bible. His love wants us to know his principles for life, marriage, family, and every other area of life. God designed marriage. Any deviation from that design is rebellion against God. Our sin separates us from God. But God provided a means to overcome this problem and to restore our relationship with him and get us back in line with His principles found in his word. That solution was to send himself, born into this world as the Son, Jesus, who was both fully human and fully God. Jesus was not corrupted by the sin of this world. He took upon himself our sins when he died on the cross at the hands of men who were in many ways like you and me, who rejected God’s authority over their lives. We do the same. Jesus represented all of mankind when he took the punishment we deserved. In exchange, he gives us his life… but only by grace through faith. We must receive this new life and allow Jesus to control our lives through the Holy Spirit and God’s infallible Word. This is why those who claim his Lordship cannot do anything but accept God’s perfect design. This is why we must be holy (which simply means to be set-apart for God’s purpose). We cannot allow ourselves to be swayed by the reasoning and ways of the world.
The Biblical world view makes it plain that we are born into sin. This sin is manifested in many different ways throughout our lives. But when we choose to live our lives by our own definition of right and wrong, God allows the natural consequences of that rebellion to exhibit itself. In other words, we become what we believe. This is why we cannot come to God without turning in repentance from our own sinful self-controlled life while also turning in faith toward God and his authority and control over our life.
Lest you think I am singling out any particular deviation from God's design, let me be clear. All of us have sinned and fallen short of God's perfect design. This is the beauty of God's grace and his provision for this problem. Our challenge is to confess these short-comings to God. We cannot and should not remain in denial and try and justify our beliefs and world view when it opposes God's truth.
The world will define values of right and wrong based upon the norms of the culture. Most Christians get this. We understand why the world says and believes what it does and are not surprised by this. The world will often celebrate those values even when they are diametrically opposed to God’s declaration of his standards. We, as Christians, realize we must live in this world which operates in opposition to God’s ways. Christians must be very careful when pointing an accusatory finger at the unbelieving world. Each Christian must first examine himself to see if his heart and life are in line with God's righteousness. Jesus taught that the Holy Spirit and the Word of God stand in judgment of the world. Our job as Christians is to point them to the solution to this rebellion and sinful nature. We are to declare the Gospel (which is what I have done in this piece). We must realize that the consequences of continued rebellion and self-willed life are to eventually experience God’s righteous wrath. How can love condone a lost and dying world which ignores God and his salvation? I write this in love and hope that perhaps others might receive this new life which comes only through a relationship with Jesus Christ. He is King. He is Lord. Give him control of your life. He will put you back onto the “narrow road which leads to life” and away from the “broad road which leads to destruction.” (Matthew 7:13-14).