An excerpt from the sermon “Creation: Part 1” by Pastor Rechab Gray
T.A.K.E.S. is an acronym that stands for all the components of one’s worldview. T stands for theology, A stands for anthropology, K stands for knowledge, E stands for ethics, and S stands for salvation or soteriology, or if we could put it simply, the solution.
Every person you’ll encounter has something to say about those five things. Whether you know it or not, everybody has a belief about theology. Who is God? Does God actually exist? You might believe that God is somebody who has some would say, wound up the clock and let it run. That is deism. You might believe that God is all things. That is pantheism. You might not believe that there is a God that is atheism, but everybody has a foundational belief about God himself. Everybody has a belief about the basic nature of man. That’s anthropology. Everybody has a basic belief about knowledge; where we get truth from. Everybody has a basic belief about how human beings have been called to live.
everybody recognizes that there is a broken problem within humanity and everybody believes that they have the solution.
And if we’re honest with ourselves, even if there were no more wars out there or in the home, there was a war within your own heart to be able to live up to your own standards. Everybody recognizes that there is a broken problem and everybody has a solution to that problem. It just so happens that from the gate, from the rip Genesis gives you it all.
What is our theology? That there is a God who created all things. What is our anthropology/ That mankind has been made in the image of that God. Where do we get knowledge from? The truths of the Scripture. How have we been called to live? On accordance with what the Scripture calls us to. And what is the solution to the broken problem? He has a name and his name is Jesus.
That comprises our worldview, and if you do not understand your own worldview, you will never be able to challenge someone else’s.
We just talked about the idea of warning means applying pressure to someone’s perspective, but how can you apply pressure to another perspective when you don’t even really understand your own perspective? This is why From the Rip is so important. This is why the theology that we are gonna see in this text is so foundational to what we as believers in Jesus Christ have not only been called to be, identity, but what we’ve been called to do, activity.