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In 'The Unseen Realm', Dr. Michael Heiser examines the ancient context of Scripture, explaining how its supernatural worldview
can help us grow in our understanding of God.
He illuminates intriguing and amazing passages of the Bible that have been hiding in plain sight.
You'll find yourself engaged in an enthusiastic pursuit of the truth, resulting in a new appreciation for God's Word.
Why wasn't Eve surprised when the serpent spoke to her?
How did descendants of the Nephilim survive the flood?
Why did Jacob fuse Yahweh and his Angel together in his prayer?
Who are the assembly of divine beings that God presides over? In what way do those beings participate in God's decisions?
Why do Peter and Jude promote belief in imprisoned spirits?
Why does Paul describe evil spirits in terms of geographical rulership?
Who are the glorious ones that even angels dare not rebuke?
After reading this book, you may never read your Bible the same way again.
"On the matter of possessing a biblical worldview, education substantially influenced people’s views. College graduates were twice as likely as other adults to have a biblical view of life (9% versus 4%, respectively)"
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
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.
"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.
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.
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!"
13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.