Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt has lost its savour, how will it be made salty again? It is good for nothing any more, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.”
Matthew 5:13 NAS
On October 6, 2021 Family Research Council published a Christian newsletter that linked to an exceptional article about the merciless persecution of Christians in Afghanistan. At the end of the linked article where readers could respond, there was not one comment, unlike numerous articles by secular online outlets that typically show a plethora of responses.
In spite of Jesus’ many “Do Not be afraid” and, “Fear Not” statements, Christians in America, seem to be afraid to speak up about the growth of persecution around the world. Many Christians believe we are simply thinking more about our selves and worldly pursuits than the plight of the children of God in the hands of uncivilized Islamic terrorists, tyrants, and God hating governments around the world.
While that might be true, it may not be the only reason our voices are too few.
FRC’s Center for Biblical Worldview research may shed significant light on another reason: ignorance of how Biblical teaching impacts culture and government.
In a nationwide survey the Center “asked respondents to determine what the term “biblical worldview” meant to them and whether they fit the definition they embraced. The survey revealed that 51 percent of American adults believe they have a biblical worldview.”
In a worldview survey of Americans however, “conducted by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, and “based on more than 50 questions used to track the worldview of American adults,” the survey found that “only 6 percent actually have a biblical worldview, regardless of whether or not they think they have such a foundation.”
George Barna, the writer of the FRC article, says that “roughly 70 percent of U.S. adults claim to be Christian,” of which “84 percent ‘claim’ to have a biblical worldview.”
Barna’s in depth research, however, shows that “approximately 30 percent of adults in Amrica are likely born-again Christians,” 47 percent of which “claim to have a biblical worldview” when in fact, based on the 50 questions, only “19 percent actually do.”
That means approximately .03% of the nation’s adult population actually have a truly biblical worldview. Further, hardly anyone in America knows what it means, including America’s pastors.
Is it any wonder that America is racing toward Barack Obama’s vision of ‘transforming’ the nation, a ‘transformation’ his card carrying communist father, Barack Hussein Obama Sr., Louis Farrakhan, leader of the “Nation of Islam, Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s pastor for 20 years who yelled from his pulpit, “God damn America,” and the Communist Party, have all dreamed of.
While some pastors are awaking, thanks in great part to David Barton, Bill Federer, David Lane, FRC, AFA, Barna, and a growing number of younger ‘Watchmen’ (Ezekiel 33:1-9), way too many are not, too absorbed in a ‘come out from among them and be ye separate’ savourless disengagement from their citizenship responsibility, even if their ‘holy huddle’ means the demise of America.
Barna concludes by saying, “A biblical worldview enables you to think like Jesus so that you can live like Jesus. Because your worldview is the filter through which you make all your decisions, developing a biblical worldview is one of the foundations of a truly Christian life.” And I might add: Sound government, laws, policies, and basis for engaging American culture.
Scroll down and address the bullet points. Then click on the Center For Biblical Worldview, review the numerous excellent articles to develop a substantive and useful Biblical Worldview that will enable you to engage the woke culture to the glory of God.
“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house; Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew 5:14-16 KJV
What will we be? ‘Light’ in a dark world, or ‘salt’ that has lost its savour, ‘good for nothing but to be trampled under foot of men.’
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and love and a sound mind”
II Timothy 1:7