World Perspective

A troubled world can produce emotional challenges. There are those "who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives" (Heb 2:15). If you are not in control you are subject to depression. The Vet Center has a forty-nine page cognitive-behavioral workbook to educate vets to improve their coping skills. Cognition is knowing or perceiving the truth of something. However, if your analytical mind allowed you to think illogically in the first place, you'd have to trust that cognitive counseling could modify your thoughts to go back in the right direction. "Watch the path of your feet and all your ways will be established" (Pr 5:26). But you'd be lost without a worldview as a structure. Consciousness can be equated to thinking, but at a deeper level it relates to existence. People have questions about life pertaining to asking the who, what, when, why and how of existence. Deists believe that reality can be determined by human reasoning. Philosophically a person develops a worldview that is perceived as reality. Consciously and unconsciously a coherent and consistent framework is created in building a worldview.

Since we are conscious of our thoughts then consciousness is at a higher level than thinking. Just remember that "the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God" (1Co 3:19). The world is a mutually-exclusive place. "'They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world'" (Jn 17:16). There is a time when "'there will be great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now'" (Mt 24:21). Since the world is a time-separated place "'unless those days had been cut short, no life would have been saved . . . but those days will be cut short'" (:22). Therefore, Christian CBT should address this, so make sure to "'move up higher'" (Lk 14:10).