The Dangers of a Nonbiblical Worldview

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Rabbi Eric Tokajer

It doesn’t take X-ray vision to be able to see that the world we are living in is in trouble. Most, if not all, of the crises we are experiencing around us are the result of a nonbiblical worldview. This nonbiblical worldview has even been adopted by many who claim to believe in Yeshua as Messiah. 

Some have embraced it as a result of rebellion against those of an older generation. Some have conformed to this worldview as a response to false teachers. Others have chosen this worldview out of convenience or to assimilate into modern society and culture. 

Whatever the reason for accepting this worldview, the result is the same: blindness, at least in part. In order to understand what I’m writing about today, you must understand that your worldview is like a pair of glasses through which you see the world. If you see the world through the lens of the Bible, then the world is bright and clear. After all, the Bible tells us in Psalm 119:105 (TLV): “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”

But if you see the world through a nonbiblical worldview, it is as if you are looking through a pair of dirty or darkened glasses, glasses that block out the light of G-D’s Spirit and truth, so all you are able to see are shadows and darkness. This is exactly what we read about in the verses below and are seeing take place all around us.

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“Now a natural man does not accept the things of the Ruach Elohim, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor. 2:14, author’s emphasis).

“And even if our Good News is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing. In their case, the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelieving, so they might not see the light of the Good News of the glory of Messiah, who is the image of God. For we do not proclaim ourselves, but Messiah Yeshua as Lord–and ourselves as your slaves for Yeshua’s sake. For God, who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ is the One who has shone in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Messiah” (2 Cor. 4:3-6, author’s emphasis).

However, the problem isn’t that unbelievers are blinded by holding a nonbiblical worldview. The problem is that many believers have become blinded by the same worldview that the worldly and ungodly hold. The result is that the very people who are supposed to be proclaiming Messiah so light can shine out of darkness are themselves blinded, and as Matthew 15:14 says., “Leave them alone; they are blind guides of the blind. And if a blind man leads a blind man, both will fall into a pit.”

Unfortunately, when the blind lead the blind, there is no one left to share the real Good News, and both fall into the pit. 

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When Yeshua asked what the most important commandment was, He answered “Love G-D” and “Love your neighbor” (see Matt. 22:35-40). In 1 John 2:10-11, we find that the one who truly loves his brother abides in light, which allows the brightness of G-D’s love to drive away the darkness, freeing the spiritually blind from their blindness.

“The one who loves his brother abides in the light, and in him there is no cause for stumbling. But whoever hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness. He doesn’t know where he is going, because the darkness has made his eyes blind” (1 John 2:10-11, author’s emphasis).

You can see how dangerous it is for someone to allow a nonbiblical worldview to enter their mind and heart, not only because of the darkness it causes to blind the believer in Yeshua, but also because it truly causes us to hate our brother. The end result is that the blind lead the blind right into the pit. It is impossible to love G-D while hating your brother.

“If anyone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar. For the one who does not love his brother, whom he has seen, cannot love God, whom he has not seen” (1 John 4:20).

Eric Tokajer is the author of “Overcoming Fearlessness,” “What If Everything You Were Taught About the Ten Commandments Was Wrong?”, “With Me in Paradise,” “Transient Singularity,” “OY! How Did I Get Here?: Thirty-One Things I Wish Someone Had Told Me Before Entering Ministry,” “#ManWisdom: With Eric Tokajer,” “Jesus Is to Christianity as Pasta Is to Italians” and “Galatians in Context.” Visit his website at

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