LISTEN NOW! Many are noticing that the days of yesterday are quickly changing and are no more. George Barna’s new book, America at the Crossroads, reveals this very important reality in the Church. So much has changed in the recent years, Barna could only go as far as 10 years and discuss the rapid changes that are happening within those professing to be believers. At the onset, ”90% Nine out of ten adults believe in “God””, but as we look closer and closer, we will see this is far from the actually reality within the Church. “Fewer than half of all Americans (45%) contend that Jesus Christ is actually alive today.
We have to become Biblical aware of what is so that we can clearly identify what does not align with, and what contradicts what the Bible teaches. “Most people lean toward believing that the Bible, Koran, and Book of Mormon are simply different expressions of the same spiritual truths.” While at the same time, “Only 1 out of 8 adults consider themselves to be “highly knowledgeable” about the content of the Bible.”
By taking the time to have a lifestyle that incorporates the teachings and ways of the Bible, it significantly effects how we look at the world. This would be classified as having a “Biblical worldview”. Barna writes, “Those who have a Biblical world view are:
12x LESS LIKELY to engage in extramarital sex
9x MORE LIKELY to avoid adult-only material on the internet
8x LESS LIKELY to gamble
5x MORE LIKELY to believe that satan is real, not just a symbol of evil
5x LESS LIKELY to believe the Bible, the koran and the Book of Mormon are simply different expressions of the same truth
4x MORE LIKELY to reject the idea that a person can reach Heaven through personal goodness or doing good works
3x MORE LIKELY to affirm the holiness of Jesus Christ
3X MORE LIKELY to pray for the President
It is important that we understand what is going on in the world, but also what is going on within the Church. Hear the full conversation to get the full details of these statistics, and so much more. Greg and Steve shared in this segment.