Studying History with A Biblical Worldview

Old looking bible text - Studying History with a Biblical Worldview

History can best be described as a bunch of facts and dates in the past. It is agreed that studying history is beneficial to shaping our future. However, sometimes what we find from one source does not line up with what the Bible teaches or what other perspectives are on history. While there are facts, dates and other information to know, we find that not everyone agrees on what those are. 

A worldview is exactly what it sounds like - it’s how we see the world. There are lenses that we see through that can show us a particular perspective that can be different from others. A secular worldview will be a lens that does not coincide with the Bible, but rather it will only show us things we as humans understand with our limited thinking. For example, there are differing arguments between evolutionists and creationists on how the world began. These two schools of thought come through the different lenses that we learn to look through. If you rely only on what some scientists have proposed, then its history will leave out the fact that God created the universe and everything in it. When we look at history through the lens of Christianity, we look at history as God tells it.  

If you were interested in studying more about creation, why not check these courses out from

Creation Worldview

Is it possible for life to arise by itself? What is the historical, Biblical, and scientific case for the young earth? These questions and more are answered in the Creation Worldview as students and parents learn how to defend their faith using the scientific case that is in harmony with God’s will.


Creation vs Evolution

Thousands of years or billions of years? In God’s image or descended from monkeys? Your student will learn the Biblical viewpoints relating to these questions and many more in Apologetics: Creation vs. Evolution. Students study Bible verses relating to this debate and learn factual information in such subjects as biology, mathematics, astronomy, geology, paleontology, and oceanography. This course shows the plain evidence and proof for creationism and allows students to decide for themselves.


Here are three reasons why we should be studying history with a biblical view.

  1. Because history is linear, we know there is a beginning and an end. We are part of a bigger story that all leads toward a future that is laid out for us in Scripture. The story for humanity begins with God’s creation of the world, and it will end after Jesus’ return. For those who believe, this truth impacts the choices we make each day because we know our decisions affect our future. For unbelievers, they are not aware of a bigger story behind the situations that happen throughout history, nor do they have a hope of something that transcends life here on Earth.
  2. History is designed by God. The study of history is more than facts and figures. You may have seen the word history written like this: “HIStory.” That’s what it’s all about - God’s story.  As believers, we know that God has orchestrated all the events for His purposes and that everything, good or bad, happens for a reason. Though we may not understand every single connection between events in history, we trust that God is sovereign over all. To the unbeliever, this belief does not exist, and so they believe that the events of the world are completely random and the world is in chaos. 
  3. The Bible is embedded in world history. On our calendar, the seven day week pattern follows God’s creation in Genesis 1, and our recording of dates is based on the coming of Christ as the central event of history. B.C. is short for “before Christ,” and A.D. is short for anno domini (Medieval Latin meaning, “in the year of the Lord”). Those who refuse this fact refer to B.C. and A.D. as “Before Common Era” and “Common Era.” The truth remains, however, that this is solely based on the life of Jesus and His life here on Earth.

As parents, it is up to us to ensure that our children learn the true facts about history. It starts with ensuring that the resources we use are biblically sound and do not contain secular thoughts that would teach “facts” that ignore the truth. 


Here are some more history courses from that will give you a biblical perspective on history.

Experiencing History: Creation to Reformation

Want a fun, engaging history course for your student? Experiencing History: Creation to Reformation is the way to go! Take this course to learn more about the human perception of God’s actions and intentions in the field of human activity.


Lighting the Way

Who was at the top of King Henry VIII’s “Most Wanted” list for translating the Bible? When faced with prison, did one young African woman choose Christianity or bow to Roman gods? Lighting the Way gives your whole family the opportunity to explore missionary journeys with your young children right from your living room!


Dinosaurs and the Bible

Dinosaurs . . . and the Bible? Yes! Allow yourself to be drawn into the exciting world of dinosaurs, paleontology, and a Biblical perspective through this course. These lessons allow students to learn about these ancient creatures and how they fit in with a young-earth creationist worldview. Don’t fear dinosaurs any longer! Learn to embrace these creations of God and how they fit in with science, history, philosophy, and Scripture.


Make sure your children are grounded in biblical truth in all areas of life. Whether you are studying history, science, or philosophy, it all starts with learning God’s big story.


This article has been written by homeschooling staff writers of The Canadian Schoolhouse (TCS). Enjoy more of our content from TCS contributors and staff writers by visiting our themes page that has a new theme topic added every month!

Facebook iconFacebook icon

Instagram iconPinterest Icon



"Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it" (Proverbs 22:6).