Biblical Worldview

How do we view the world? How did the people who wrote the Bible view the world? Which strange Bible stories did they wrestle with? We know more about science, history, math, the universe, more about basically EVERYTHING than the people who lived before us, but there’s still a lot we don’t know! (Dark matter enters the chat.)

God is big, bigger than we can imagine (Ephesians 3:20). What God created is greater than we can understand (1 Corinthians 2:9), but we don’t have to give up seeking wisdom (Proverbs 9:10). How God reveals Himself and chooses to relate to humanity in each generation is something to behold and marvel.

If we’re going to understand what’s in the books of the Bible, we need to read it as it was written by the many different authors, through those periods of time, and we need to honor the culture and traditions of those people to understand what God was saying to them then and what God’s saying to us through His Word now.

If God speaks through the Bible, we need to have ears to hear, and an understanding of the spiritual realm to hear what the Biblical authors heard too. A bunch of good and bad spirits hovering around interacting with our world sounds fantastical, but any subject on faith starts at believing not what is seen, but unseen (Hebrews 11:1; 2 Corinthians 4:18).

Here are some resources to help make sense of what the Bible says about the spiritual realm:

BibleProject: Intro to Spiritual Beings


The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible
by Dr. Michael S. Heiser

Angels: What the Bible Really Says About God’s Heavenly Host
by Dr. Michael S. Heiser

Demons: What the Bible Really Says About the Powers of Darkness
by Dr. Michael S. Heiser