A worldview is defined as ‘a particular philosophy of life or conception of the world’- and everyone has one. In Genesis 1:1, the Bible shoots down every opposing philosophy with four words: ‘In the beginning God’. As a Christian, you need to have the proper worldview, because the world will attempt to conform you to its own. Below you will find several of the worldviews refuted by Genesis 1:1.
In addition to these worldviews, Genesis 1:1 also refutes:
- Panentheism, not to be confused with the above ‘pantheism’- panentheism says that ‘God is all in all’.
- Deism, which says that God is a distant Creator; in other words, God created the world, set it in motion and left it and its inhabitants to themselves – He does not intervene in human history.
- Finite Godism, which says that there is a God, but he is limited in what He can do because He is not omnipotent (all-powerful).
Nowhere does the Bible ever try to prove the existence of God. We are simply told, ‘In the beginning God;’ He was already there. Check out this great verse in Psalm 90:2: Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God. If anyone did need any proof – what more could be asked for?