Two Distinct Worldviews Argues for the Divine Origin of the Bible 3

The default worldview for the majority of people is the worldly conventional mindset of self-sovereignty…of sitting atop the thrones of our lives in self-direction and self-rulership.  This is the first major worldview that is and has been the predominant choice throughout human history (Rom. 3:11).

The second major worldview…and the only other fundamental worldview possible…is the option of biblical faith…of stepping down off the thrones of our lives to make room for the living God to assume His rightful place as Lord and Master in our lives…as the ruling King of the realm.

The argument for the divine origin of the narrative stories of faith in the Bible parallels and is similar to the argument made for intelligent design in the natural world.

At the microbiological level, for Darwinian evolution to produce the vast diversity of life…it first needs the process of macromolecular replication to be in place and fully functioning within already living cells…using the fantastically large, complex, and coordinated information code we find within DNA…the “language of life.”

Going from non-existent DNA to fully functional DNA in a long, continuous progression over time…is as unfeasible as taking a slow, running leap across the Grand Canyon.  No simpler, transitional, intermediate form of DNA to span this gap has ever been found…and its incrementally gradualistic progression from simple to complex is hypothetically inconceivable…if functional utility and immediate survivability is the minimum allowable, start-up requirement.

In other words, at the microbiology level there is no past or present recognizable reality that something as complex and specified as the DNA information code could morph either slowly or instantly from the simple to the complex…through purely naturalistic means.

Translating this to the human reality of worldly conventional normalcy and thinking…the jump to “Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done” (Lk. 22:42)…as a product of pure naturalistic origin…is conceptually nonsensical.  Yet this divinely original theme…at the pinnacle of moral reasoning within the context of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane the night before His crucifixion…is written into the life-scripts of every person of faith…to a greater or lesser degree…recorded throughout the Old and New Testaments of the Bible.

The wide gulf from the self-sovereignty of worldly conventional normalcy and thinking…producing journeys of self…to the innovative scenario of a journey of faith containing the concept of the cross of Christ…surrendering the course of our lives to the leading of God…is beyond a humanistic explanation.

Material particles and energy in the natural world cannot be the source of the existence of this brilliant dichotomy of worldviews.

The inventor of this second major worldview…introduced into the world from the outside…is also the divine inventor of our salvation through the life and death of Jesus Christ…and the divine inventor of the imperative of the spiritual rebirth described by Jesus in John chapter three.

The existence of this second major worldview of renouncing self-sovereignty to allow the space for God to insert a new script into our lives that displaces entirely our own plans…a displacement at the very core of our being and not some minor changes around the peripheral edges of our own life-plans, goals, and aspirations…argues compellingly for its divine origin.

Because of its instant arrival into human history…without any intermediate concept… transitional between following our own way or following a life-script composed by God…the counter-argument that a journey of faith following God was invented by Jewish writers around 1,450 B.C. during the composition of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible…on the commonsense plausibility meter…also seems nonsensical.

Author: Barton Jahn

I work in building construction as a field superintendent and project manager. I have four books published by McGraw-Hill on housing construction (1995-98) under Bart Jahn, and have six Christian books self-published through Create Space KDP. I have a bachelor of science degree in construction management from California State University Long Beach. I grew up in Southern California, was an avid surfer, and am fortunate enough to have always lived within one mile of the ocean. I discovered writing at the age of 30, and it is now one of my favorite activities. I am currently working on two more books on building construction.

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