Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Christian worldview

Christian Worldview, According to USA Today...click for details...Christian worldview refers to a collection of distinctively Christian philosophical and religious beliefs. The term is typically used in one of three ways:
  1. A set of worldviews voiced by those identifying themselves as Christian;

  2. Common elements of worldviews predominant among those identifying themselves as Christian;
  3. The concept of a single "Christian worldview" on a range of issues.
There are some rather startling statistics, based upon the following definition of "worldview," including a firm belief in six specific religious views.
  1. Jesus Christ lived a sinless life;

  2. God is the all-powerful and all-knowing Creator of the universe and He stills rules it today;

  3. salvation is a gift from God and cannot be earned;

  4. Satan is real;

  5. a Christian has a responsibility to share their faith in Christ with otherpeople; and

  6. the Bible is accurate in all of its teachings.

Based upon the above definition, Barna and other polling organizations have observered a decline in Christian beliefs. A recent study indicates that only 4% of American adults have a biblical worldview as the basis of their decision-making -- while at the same time "spirituality" has been on the rise.


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