Monday, March 9, 2009

Most Christians Lack a Biblical Worldview

In a new research study by the Barna Group, the results indicate that most Christians do not hold to a biblical worldview. This is both troubling and ironic because the very foundation of Christian beliefs is the bible itself.

Barna found that only 19% of "born-again Christians" have a biblical worldview (in the American population as a whole, 9% were found to have a biblical worldview).

Other interesting (and sad) findings from the study:

"One-third of all adults (34%) believe that moral truth is absolute and unaffected by the circumstances. Slightly less than half of the born again adults (46%) believe in absolute moral truth."

"Just one-quarter of adults (27%) are convinced that Satan is a real force. Even a minority of born again adults (40%) adopt that perspective."

"A minority of American adults (40%) are persuaded that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life while He was on earth. Slightly less than two-thirds of the born again segment (62%) strongly believes that He was sinless."

As followers of Christ, these results should bother us a great deal. What is being taught in our churches when only 1 in 5 people who claim to be followers of Jesus do not fully believe the book that tells us about Jesus? Something must change in our own lives, in our families, and in our churches if these numbers are to improve.

To read the full article, click here.

To read more on the importance of a biblical worldview, click here.

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