4th Worldview Level; Conglomerate Thinking

“The fourth worldview level is the level at which most people find themselves. I call it the conglomerate level. Most people do not have a consciously held consistent worldview that they have thought through and therefore could propound. Rather most people operate fragmentally, on the basis of contradictory bits and pieces (from such sources as family, cultural traditions, customs, teachers, politicians, peers at school, Hollywood, media, Church), or on the basis of the already predominant current worldview.”

Dr. Glenn Martin — (1935 – 2004)
Chair; History Department — IWU

Another way of saying this is that the lion’s share of people are not epistemologically self-conscious. They have no self-awareness regarding their belief system. What this means, for many Christians, is that while they hold to orthodox Christianity in the abstract, concretely speaking they operate with a worldview that allows them to fit into and operate in the pagan culture that we are currently awash in.

One glaring example of this is how Christians insist that God is Sovereign but then operate day to day supporting the current God -State as it seeks to take up God’s prerogatives of Sovereignty. They say that they affirm that they live and move and have their being in God when in all concrete everyday life they support a system that insists that man live and move and have their being in terms of the God State.

Another glaring example of this is how the overwhelming majority of Christians support the egalitarian project. Christians, in cooperation with the utopians now share the goal of the utopians to replace non-ideal humanity with new and improved substitutes who would be model citizens, as the planners define model citizens. Alienist “Christians” who are conglomerate-level worldview thinkers have joined this old song and dance because despite being Christians they are egalitarians who despise God-ordained diversity. They hate that God has made people naturally unequal. They hate that inequality will never be cured or legislated out of existence cursing the promised inequality in Scripture that “the poor you will have with you always.” They hate it that a man’s children mean more to him than the children of another man. They hate that bonds of loyalty are proportional to consanguinity. They hate that nations have exclusionary borders. They hate it that races exist, and they long for the day when the races of men are bred out of existence and all people share the same race. This is why they like to say that “there is only one race, the human race.”

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

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