Barna on Biblical Worldview

Barna Research Group has been maintaining a study since 1995 on Biblical worldview amongst the national population – the latest update indicating that only 9% of the national population fully holds all points of such a view.  Amongst those 18-23, only half of one percent fully hold the view.

“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.” 

I’m not sure what we’re doing wrong.  Are churches teaching the wrong stuff?  Teaching the wrong way?  Maybe we’re living in the wrong, and that’s affecting our worldview more than intellectual digestion.  Maybe Satan has just stirred the times and culture in such a way that Jesus is just a non-issue in the minds of most.

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2 responses to “Barna on Biblical Worldview

  1. yes, and yes.

    The answer is in the “biblical” part of the worldview. If Pastor’s aren’t teaching the Bible, Christian will not have a biblical worldview. And, chances are, they’re going to be teaching the wrong stuff.

  2. I believe that most people no longer believe “that absolute moral truth exists”. We live in a very relativistic world (if that’s a word). Many “sins” are no longer considered sins … it’s not pc.

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