Updated July 15, 2022
“I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.” – John 15:5.
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)
- Summit Ministries – Online Survey: What’s your worldview?
- Note that only 17% of those taking the survey scored 100% – Christian worldview.
- Summit Ministries – Online Survey: What’s your worldview?
2022_05_27 II God’s Insiders. An alignment of a Biblical Worldview with Quality Management and Citizenship. “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1) And, there was variation.
Similar to the Consitution, the Bible is seen by many to be a “living document” that should be interpreted to fit with the times as opposed to relying on the original intent or meaning of the author (s). In a biblical context, heresy is defined as a “self-chosen doctrines not emanating from God” ( 2 Peter 2:1 ).
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
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The vast majority of U.S. adults believe in God, but the 81% who do so is down six percentage points from 2017 and is the lowest in Gallup’s trend. Between 1944 and 2011, more than 90% of Americans believed in God.
Gallup’s May 2-22 Values and Beliefs poll finds 17% of Americans saying they do not believe in God.
Gallup first asked this question in 1944, repeating it again in 1947 and twice each in the 1950s and 1960s. In those latter four surveys, a consistent 98% said they believed in God. When Gallup asked the question nearly five decades later, in 2011, 92% of Americans said they believed in God.
WHAT IS TRUTH? Americans have become parrots echoing the culture’s lies, David Lightsey, WND
- “The most valuable lesson humanity ought to have learned from philosophy is that it is impossible to make sense of truth without acknowledging God as the necessary starting point.”
- There has been a steady decline in church attendance with each succeeding generation, and as a recent study from the Survey Center on American Life points out, poor parenting is one of the dominant factors.
Original Survey – Barna Group
(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 still 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
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