The Decline of Biblical Belief in America

 
 
 
 
 
 

Will we bury the Bible in a secular, humanistic, socialist, atheist 21st century American grave, as pallbearers carry the casket of the deceased to their final resting place? Or will we bear the burden of Paul the Apostle (Paul Bearer) and through his rejection, self denial, boldness and commitment to truth, turn our culture and world upside down? 

According to 2009 Barna Research, less than 1% of young adults (ages 18-23) have a Biblical World View. This sobering statistic does not state that less than 1% go to church, less than 1% own a Bible or less than 1% claim to be Christian. Those numbers are much higher. The research reveals that young adults overwhelmingly reject The Faith even at its most simplest and unifying points of agreement among all Christ Followers. 

For the purposes of the survey, a “biblical worldview” was defined as believing that absolute moral truth exists; the Bible is totally accurate in all of the principles it teaches; Satan is considered to be a real being or force, not merely symbolic; a person cannot earn their way into Heaven by trying to be good or do good works; Jesus Christ lived a sinless life on earth; and God is the all-knowing, all-powerful creator of the world who still rules the universe today. In the research, anyone who held all of those beliefs was said to have a biblical worldview.