Wednesday, March 23, 2011


"Scripturalism is that system of belief in which the Word of God is foundational in the entirety of one’s philosophical and theological dealings. This system of thought avers that Christians should never try to combine secular and Christian notions. Rather, all thoughts are to be brought into captivity to the Word of God (2 Corinthians 10:5), which is (a part of) the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16)." -- "Scripturalism: A Christian Worldview" by W. Gary Crampton in The Trinity Review, March-April 2011

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I would agree for the most part. however, I believe there are some things which have long been commonplace in the realm of secular thought, which are implied through the reading of Scripture, if not explicitly stated. Some things which come to mind are: cleanliness, taking care of one's physical self, hard work, etc.

On the other hand, I am not particularly fond of coined phrases and schemes which man has devised, such as a "Biblical worldview." I am not sure how and when this came into use. It seems much more common today. I believe that certain things should be an established fact when viewed through the eyes of a Christian as to how they view the world. I see no real need to have some type of system or outline for man to devise in order to help view the world. The Bible is and always has been the true roadmap.