Less than 9% of Christians have a Biblical Worldview

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Why do you think that is?
 

Lafftur

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Interesting. God always keeps a "remnant" in the Earth.....................:unsure:
 
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What is the source of that number? Actually, it seems a little high to me.
That study is a few years old now and it is lower today. The Barna Group is one study and the other one....... the escapes me now...
 

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The Unseen Realm
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posthuman

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posthuman

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this is truly not a hard concept - it's merely because they have been closeted into the sects that
they have either been generationally born into, or simply because they just had to
pick and choose what makes them comfortable or acceptable to those that they have
been drawn to...and of course, there are so many that satan has had the power to
keep their hearts and minds apart from their futures, mostly by their own
will-ful 'choices'...
 

Locutus

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This is from Barney's report on what they mean by a biblical view:

Among other things, it found that only 17 percent of Christians have what the researchers consider a biblical worldview. For that definition, Barna provides these markers: “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.”


The percentage being so low means practicing Christians have accepted many more worldviews including ones based on other religions—especially when it comes to millennials and Gen Xers.


The study also found men, people who live in cities and non-white Americans are more likely to embrace other worldviews than women, people living in suburbs and rural areas and white Americans.
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Interesting.

"Bible is totally accurate in all of the principles it teaches" - I think this could be somewhat vague, such as a 6000 year old earth and a few others.
 

Nehemiah6

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Why do you think that is?
How does anyone arrive at such a statistic? No survey taken about Christianity and Christians will ever reflect the true state of affairs.

The sad fact is that in too many churches the Bible has become secondary, and therefore expecting a biblical worldview generally is unrealistic. Even evangelical and fundamental churches are moving away from Bible truth. A survey of Bible book stores will reveal that a mishmash of ideas is being presented to Christians. And then we have the televangelists with their own concepts of what is in the Bible. After that we have the seminaries and Bible schools going off on various tangents.
 

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When you say "world view" do you mean thinking the country a given believer in is the center of prophecy? Most people do thingk this way…...
 

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Less than 9% of Christians have a Biblical Worldview. Why do you think that is?
they found only half of protestant pastors have a Biblical worldview:
That all sounds awfully end-timezish (is that a word :unsure:). Doesn't this sound like some of the very stuff that Paul warned us about in 2 Timothy 3, and then warned Timothy about a chapter later?

2 Timothy 3
1 But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will come.
2 For men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy,
3 unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, haters of good,
4 treacherous, reckless, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.
2 Timothy 4
3 The time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,
4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.

Pretty depressing stuff, yes :( Of course, if this really means that the end of this age is drawing nigh, then....................................:)

~Deut
 

Deuteronomy

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Actually, I guess both 2 Timothy 3 & 4 were actually written to Timothy, and to us :)
 

NayborBear

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Why do you think that is?
Matthew 24
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

Meaning? "Ladies and Gentlemen?" "This is the Captain." "looks like we have some "turbulence" ahead!" "The seat belt sign has been lit!" "Please obey the instructions!"
Matthew 24
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. :)