"Thus, as far as our position in the universe is concerned, though the infinite God has said true things concerning the whole of what He has made, our knowledge is not thereby meant to be static. Created in His image, we are rational and, as such, we are able to, and intended to, explore and discover further truth concerning creation. God says, in effect, "Learn of the truth that I have made in the external world." Finite man in the external universe, being finite, has no sufficient reference point if he begins absolutely and autonomously from himself; thus, he needs certain knowledge. God gives us this in the Scriptures. With this in mind the scientist can understand, in their ultimate relationships, the truths that he is looking at. Thus scientific study in itself can be to the glory of God, for here man is functioning properly in the universe in which God has placed him. He is telling us what is truly there, and he is adding to the store of knowledge of his fellowmen" (Francis Schaefer, "The God Who Is There," in "The Complete Works of Francis A Schaefer: A Christian Worldview," 1:100-10). .
Inside the theological boundaries of Schaffer's quote I find the framework for my own. The foundation of my worldview is biblical and Schaffer characterizes this foundation by saying, "Finite man in the external universe, being finite, has no sufficient reference point if he begins absolutely and autonomously from himself; thus, he needs certain knowledge. God gives us this in the Scriptures." (Francis Schaefer, "The God Who Is There," in The Complete Works of Francis A Schaeffer: A Christian Worldview 1:100-10). Without God I have no sufficient means to obtain knowledge beyond that of myself and therefore I place God at the lens of my worldview. After sharing my Christian worldview, I will dive into the contrasting beliefs of the "common" worldview.