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Last month, we read about The Biblical Worldview, as explained by Edify’s Vice-President for Latin America, Luis Sena. Join us this January as Luis continues to explore the importance of a biblical worldview.

When we see reality from the biblical concepts of creation, fall and redemption, we understand that everything which exists (with the exception of God) has been created, and therefore is dependent on God’s word which created it in the first place, and which sustains its very existence (Colossians 1:16-17). We live in God’s good creation, He evaluated it as “very good” (Gen. 1:31). Its basic structure is unchangeable, it expresses a law God himself implanted in it.

The reality of sin and disobedience in creation (the fall) is a direction inside the creation. Evil is spread as wide as the scope of creation, but it is not capable of altering its basic creational structure. A dysfunctional family is still a family and a corrupt government is still an institution ordered by God. Sin and disobedience fight for the distortion of the functionality and development of God’s good creation. Sin is not intrinsic, it is not structural, it is not part of the substance of creation. It is a parasite, attached to creation. Sin guides creation in the direction of disobedience to God.

Salvation in Christ (redemption) is a restoring force, is the re-direction of creation, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to bring healing, restoration and flourishing, again, to God’s good creation. In Christ, everything has been reconciled with its Creator, not only the souls of human beings, but the whole cosmos (Colossians 1:20).

When we put our faith in Christ and allow his word to renew our minds (Romans 12:2) we intentionally build inside us a Biblical Worldview. From such a worldview we think, feel and act aligned to the power and wisdom of the kingdom of God. The result of people living out such understanding of reality is the healing of all relationships of creation, and the manifestation, here and now, of that justice, goodness and beauty which are traits of the new heavens and the new earth, where “righteousness dwells” (2 Peter 3:13).

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.” (Romans 12:2)

Luis Sena
edify
Vice President for Latin America

About the Author

Luis Sena has dedicated his entire career to working for the poor who lack spiritual and material resources. He was born and raised in Santo Domingo and graduated as an Architect in 1980. After graduation, he became a follower of Christ. His newfound faith inspired his twenty-eight year career in Community Development with Food for the Hungry International. From 2011-2013 Luis served as the Program Manager for the Esperanza-Edify program. In 2014, he joined the Edify team serving in various leadership roles before taking on his current role as Latin America Vice-President. Luis also served as co-pastor and teacher at a Baptist church for 27 years. He lives in his hometown of Santo Domingo and is married to Carmen. He and his wife have three children: Elizabeth, Sara and Luis David.