For 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,
and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths. 2 Timothy 4:3-4
Just for clairty, here is a summary of the points making up a Biblical Worldview?
- There is absolute moral truth
- The Bible is the infallible Word of God
- Satan is real
- A person cannot earn their way to heaven by doing good works but by faith in Jesus Christ
- Jesus is God and the son of God and lived a sinless life on earth
- God is an all-knowing, all powerful creator of the world who still rules the universe today.
19% of Evangelicals have a Biblical WorldView
54% of Evangelicals believe there is no absolute moral truth
21% of Evangelicals believe the Bible is not the accurate Word of God
53% of Evangelicals believe it possible to earn your way into Heaven
37% of Evangelicals believe Jesus did not led a sinless life
40% of Christians do not believe in Satan
62% of Christians do not believe the Holy Spirit is a living force
The results of the survey when questioning all Americans (not just Christians)
9% of all American adults have a Biblical Worldview
< .5% of those Americans between the ages of 18-23 have a Biblical Worldview!
I don't know about you, but I find these figures really upsetting. How can anyone call themselves a Christian and not believe in moral truth, that the Bible is true, that you can only get to Heaven by Faith in Jesus? What then do they believe in that qualifies them to be named Christians? Only 19% have a Biblical world view! So who are these other 81%? Where are they? I think we'd be surprised at the answer. For I believe they are in our churches, our Bible Studies, our homes. These are the people I gear my stories to, who I hope to reach. People who would pick up my book because they think they are Christians.
But what scares me the most is the staggering figure of people between 18-23 who have no concept of a Biblical Worldview. What sort of generation are we raising? And what will the world be like when they rise to power?
It's not like God didn't warn us:
But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons, by means of the hypocrisy of liars seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron. 1 Timothy 4:1-2