Four worldviews

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Here are the four main worldviews that show sin’s effects and what the Gospel can do, from this mornings sermon available at our sermons page.

WorldviewGuilt / JusticeShame / HonourFear / PowerIndifference / Belonging
Typical LocationWestEast (Middle East, Northern Africa, Asia)South (sub-Saharan Africa, tribal, Caribbean)Secular societies
Sin’s resultSeparation / GuiltShameFear/curse/bondageIndifference
Solution in JesusPayment / SubstituteHonour Restored / CleansingDeliveranceBelonging with purpose
Image of salvationCourtroom / JusticeRelationship / CleansingPower / FreedomComing home
Relationship with GodJudge who declares “Not guilty!”Father who restores HonourCreator who protects and deliversFamily who welcomes you
Biblical examplesAdam & Eve confronted with disobedience and consequence.Romans 5 justified by faithAdam & Eve naked shame.Prodigal son storyAdam & Eve – afraid and hid.Psalm 91:4 refuge under God’s wingsBlind BartimaeusAdam & Eve’s son CainZacchaeus


Andy planted the Gateway Church in Sept 2007. He and Janet love to gather different nations together to grow in Christ while eating good food! He also helps to shape and serve a couple of Relational Mission's church plants in mainland Europe. Andy and Janet run regularly, largely to offset the hospitality eating! He also runs a popular WordPress plugin Church Admin