What's the Difference between a Biblical World View and a Christian World View?
Updated: Aug 21
Everyone has a worldview: everyone! What then is a worldview?
1. The overall perspective from which one sees and interprets the world.
2. A collection of beliefs about life and the universe held by an individual or a group.
3. One's personal view of the world and how one interprets it.
Our worldview causes us to decide and act upon our beliefs. There are many worldviews that we develop over time. They are formed from religious, political, social, educational, family, environmental, etc., input. A Biblical Worldview is a perspective (above) of interpreting the world through the lens of the Bible, its truths, and commands. Since the Bible is considered the all-sufficient rule of the Christian faith, we might surmise the Christian Worldview and the Biblical Worldview are identical. Dr. George Barna, a pollster specializing in statistics from the Christian perspective, offers some insightful numbers that illustrate the decline in faith in the USA and the misunderstanding of the definition of a faithful Christian. Here are alarming findings from Dr. George Barna that should be of considerable interest to Christian leaders. Click the link below for his book.
The American Worldview Inventory 2021-22 is the first-ever national study of biblical and competing worldviews among American adults-and; its findings are dire. This stunning new research from veteran researcher George Barna exposes the dramatic loss of biblical belief in American culture. It shows how alternative belief systems-Secular Humanism, Postmodernism, Moralistic Therapeutic Deism, Eastern Mysticism, Nihilism, and Marxism/Socialism-are rapidly filling this void.
As Barna shares several surprising findings: A majority of Americans (51%) think they have a biblical worldview, but only 6% do. A whopping 88% possess a worldview known as "Syncretism," an assortment of multiple philosophies of life. Socialism and Marxism are on the rise-especially among young adults. And Millennials are swelling the ranks of the "Don'ts"-those who don't know, don't believe, and don't care whether or not God exists. As he unpacks the implications of these and other trends, Barna offers perceptive, pointed, and practical insights into how we can restore our nation. Dr. Barna has discovered in his research the term Christian means "good person." As stated above, only 6% have a biblical worldview. Here are other statistics that Dr. Barna's research reveals. So when you ask if you are a Christian, 45% who answer yes are not by definition.
In 1991, 86% of U.S. adults held a biblical view of God, but now just 46% do. Belief in the Bible as "the accurate Word of God" fell from 70% in 1991 to 41% in 2021. And the percentage of Americans who believe they'll go to heaven because they accept Jesus as their Savior fell from 36% in 1991 to 30% in 2021. Here are some statistics for 2015.
36% of the pastors in the USA have a Biblical Worldview, and 12% of youth leaders have a Biblical Worldview. 2% of teenage parents have a Biblical Worldview
Only approximately 2% of Christians read the Bible once in their life.
America is a massive mission field for teaching the Bible Basics!!!
Christians have a calling, and that is to go and make disciples. This is not a suggestion. Here are a few major topical subjects every Christian should know:
· Why pray?
· What and Who wrote the Bible?
· Who is God?
· What does salvation mean (to be saved)?
· Why is Water Baptism necessary?
· What is the truth (meaning) behind taking communion?
· What are God's empowering gifts for us?
Here is a link to FREE one-page facts on the above topical subjects. Discuss these truths to cultivate a Biblical Worldview and share them.
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What and Who wrote the Bible?
Who is God?
What does salvation mean (to be saved)?
Why is Water Baptism necessary?
What is the truth (meaning) behind taking communion?
What are God's impowering gifts for us?
Here is a link to FREE one page facts on each of the above topical subjects. Discuss these truths to cultivate a Biblical Worldview and share them.