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A Biblical World View

About 4 years ago The Barna Group conducted a survey showing that only half of the nation’s evangelical pastors (51%) claimed they had a Biblical world view.  I find myself wondering if that number has gone down or up in the last four years.  Keep in mind that a similar study interviewing ‘born again’ adults showed that only 9% had a Biblical World View.  By the way, Barna defines a ‘Biblical World View’ this way:

1)     It’s a belief that absolute moral truths exist; and that such truth is defined by the Bible

2)     A belief that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life

3)     That God is the all-powerful and all-knowing Creator of the universe and He stills rules it today

4)     That Salvation is a gift from God and cannot be earned

5)     That Satan is real

6)     That a Christian has a responsibility to share their faith in Christ with other people

7)     The Bible is accurate in all of its teachings.

These don’t strike me as being all that difficult, so I have to ask: why do only 51% of CHURCH PASTORS claim to have a Biblical world view?  By the way, if you are reading this and claim Christ as your personal savior, do you subscribe to this world view?  Why or why not?  I would love to hear from you.

One Response

  1. By that definition I subscribe to a biblical worldview. the ‘why’ would have to be that all of the above points are supported by scripture. I am at work and cannot take the time to provide the specific scriptural support, so I guess you might ned to trust me on that one, or examine scripture for yourself! In the spirit of the Bereans, I recommend the latter……..:)

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