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We Need A Biblical Worldview

The Lord’s Instruction
   -the law, the torah, the revelation of God,
    the teachings of the Lord

Is perfect
   -is complete, is whole.

   -refreshing, converting, restoring, renewing, pulls together

One’s very being.
   -the life of the soul, our lives.

The Lord’s laws
   -The testimony of the Lord, The decrees of the Lord,
    The Lord's instruction, The signposts of God

Are faithful
   -are clear, are trustworthy, are reliable, never fails,  are clear

Making naive people wise.
   -making wise the simple, making the ignorant wise,  pointing out the right road.

-Psalm 19:7

The Bible holds the answers to everything.  The Bible gives us God's views on everything.  Reading and believing gives us a biblical worldview.  Worldview is how we view the world.  I would imagine that a believer in God and a believer in Jesus Christ as savior would also believe the whole Bible.  But, there are people who identify themselves as christian who believe only some of the Bible and do not hold a biblical worldview.

A biblical worldview is:

Believing that absolute moral truth exists.
Believing that the Bible is totally accurate in all of the principles it teaches.
Believing that Satan is considered to be a real being or force, not merely symbolic.
Believing that a person cannot earn their way into Heaven by trying to be good or do good works.
Believing that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life on earth.
Believing that God is the all-knowing, all-powerful creator of the world who still rules the universe today.

The most current research (2009) from The Barna Group indicates that only 9% of adults in America have a biblical worldview, described above.  Not all people who identify themselves as christian also identify themselves as being born-again, defined in the survey as, "said they have made a personal to commitment to Jesus Christ that is important in their life today and that they are certain that they will go to Heaven after they die only because they confessed their sins and accepted Christ as their savior".
Of those Christians  who self identify as being "born-again", only 19% also have a biblical worldview (defined above).

Americans by and large, do not hold a biblical worldview and possibly 81% of born-again people do not hold a biblical worldview.  How can this be and why is it so?  People are either not reading the Bible or they are reading it, but not believing it.

In another survey of clergy members, The Barna Group found that only half of Protestant clergy members have the biblical worldview, as described above. In churches with a senior pastor with a biblical worldview, usually only one out of seven congregants have a biblical worldview.. 

The Barna group report advises that if the clergy-people who hold a biblical worldview would, "strategically and relentlessly assist their congregants in adopting such a way of interpreting and responding to life, the impact on our churches, families and society at-large would be enormous".


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