Christian World View Defined

Q. In several lessons you have referred to a “Christian world view.” I’m don’t understand the concept as you use it. If you have written a lesson that explains the concept, please direct me to it. If there is no lesson that specifically defines, explains, and provides instructions for achieving it, I would greatly appreciate that information.

A. The Barna Group, a leading Christian pollster, conducted the survey to which I referred and defined the Christian worldview like this;

“For the purposes of the survey, a “biblical worldview” was defined as believing that absolute moral truth exists; the Bible is totally accurate in all of the principles it teaches; Satan is considered to be a real being or force, not merely symbolic; a person cannot earn their way into Heaven by trying to be good or do good works; Jesus Christ lived a sinless life on earth; and God is the all-knowing, all-powerful creator of the world who still rules the universe today. In the research, anyone who held all of those beliefs was said to have a biblical worldview.”

Less than 10% of professing Christians meet these qualifications. Personally, I would have added the need to be born again and a belief that the Lord will come again to establish His Kingdom on Earth to the definition, something that would have further reduced the percentage.

In summary, its reasonable to say that there are very few Christians in the US today who hold to a biblical worldview. Most of us live lives that for the most part are indistinguishable from our unbelieving counterparts.

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