Updated June 19, 2022
Worldview – American Heritage Dictionary. The overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world; A collection of beliefs about life and the universe held by an individual or a group. One’s personal view of the world and how one interprets it.
Biblical Worldview: For the purposes of the research, a biblical worldview was defined as believing that absolute moral truths exist; that such truth is defined by the Bible; and firm belief in six specific religious views. Those views were that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life; God is the all-powerful and all-knowing Creator of the universe and He stills rules it today; salvation is a gift from God and cannot be earned; Satan is real; a Christian has a responsibility to share their faith in Christ with other people; and the Bible is accurate in all of its teachings. (1)
Poll shocker: You won’t believe how many pastors actually have a biblical worldview Most troubling revelation is among those who teach young people By Bob Unruh, WND, May 17, 2022
- A new poll shock has revealed that most Christian pastors believe what they want to believe, a “blending of ideas and applications from a variety of holistic worldviews into a unique but inconsistent combination that represents their personal preferences.”
- In fact, just slightly more than a third (37%) have a biblical worldview and the majority – 62% – possess a hybrid worldview known as Syncretism.”
- “One group within the general public that is more likely to possess a biblical worldview than pastors are SAGE Cons (Spiritually Active Governance Engaged Conservative Christians). The American Worldview Inventory 2021 showed that 46% of SAGE Cons have a biblical worldview, a full nine percentage points higher than the incidence among pastors.” Are You a Sage Con_Courage for Life, May 2022.
Tipping Point Prophecy Update:Survey: Pastors Lack Biblical Worldview. This is exactly what the Bible said we would see in the last days, Jimmy Evans, May 27, 2022
- A new nationwide survey of Christian pastors in the United States has revealed that nearly two-thirds of them (62 percent) do not have a biblical worldview. That may sound shocking to you, but this is exactly what the Bible said we would see in the last days.
- The pastors who don’t have a biblical worldview are likely to embrace competing worldviews, including Secular Humanism, Marxism, or Syncretism. Barna describes the mix-and-match Syncretism perspective as “the blending of ideas and applications from a variety of holistic worldviews into a unique but inconsistent combination that represents their personal preferences.” … More than six out of every 10 American pastors fall into this category of Syncretism.
- Only four in 10 pastors have a biblical worldview about the truth of God’s Word and what it teaches about how we live our lives.
- Source: Cultural Research Center, Arizona Christian University, StAWVI2022_Release05_Digital May 10, 2022
(1) A Biblical Worldview Has a Radical Effect on a Person’s Life, Barna Group, 2003.
The data described below are from telephone interviews with a nationwide random sample of 2,033 adults conducted during September through November 2003. The maximum margin of sampling error associated with the aggregate sample is ±2.2 percentage points at the 95% confidence level.
- The research indicated that everyone has a worldview, but relatively few people have a biblical worldview – even among devoutly religious people. … The denominations that produced the highest proportions of adults with a biblical worldview were non-denominational Protestant churches (13%), Pentecostal churches (10%) and Baptist churches (8%).
- For the purposes of the research, a biblical worldview was defined as believing that absolute moral truths exist; that such truth is defined by the Bible; and firm belief in six specific religious views. Those views were that:
- Jesus Christ lived a sinless life;
- God is the all-powerful and all-knowing Creator of the universe and He stills rules it today;
- salvation is a gift from God and cannot be earned;
- Satan is real;
- a Christian has a responsibility to share their faith in Christ with other people; and
- the Bible is accurate in all of its teachings.
Some Churches Are Helping People
- The research found that one of the most effective methods of enabling people to develop a biblical worldview is by addressing seven critical questions that consistently lead to beliefs and behaviors that are in tune with biblical teaching. Outlining that process in a new book he has written as an outgrowth of the research, entitled Think Like Jesus, Barna also noted that many churches are already helping their congregants to implement such a way of addressing daily challenges and opportunities….
Book: Think Like Jesus: Make The Right Decision Every Time by George Barna, March 30, 2005 Does God Exist?
Seven Life-Changing Questions (pg.14)
- Does God Exist?
- What is the character and nature of God?
- How and why was the world created?
- What is the nature and purpose of humanity?
- What happens after we die on earth?
- What spiritual authorities exist?
- What is truth?
The Benefits of Thinking Like Jesus
Local Brown County Indiana Church supports the development and reinforcement of the Biblical Worldview – Cottonwood Church
Community Calendar. The Brown County Democrat publishes announcements, events, and training opportunities for Churches and other non-profits in the “Community Calendar” section of the paper and on their website.