Thursday, April 2, 2020
A Christian apologist has a couple of suggestions for strengthening the number of Americans who believe, practice, and share the absolute truth of the Bible.
A recent survey of American religious life, conducted by pollster George Barna, shows that although seven out of ten Americans consider themselves to be Christian, just six percent actually possess a biblical worldview.
Barna’s definition of that worldview has nine components, including belief that absolute moral truth exists, that its source is the Bible, which is accurate in all of the truths it teaches, that everyone has a responsibility to share their faith with others, and that God is the all-knowing, all-powerful maker of the universe who still rules that creation today.
Christian apologist Dr. Alex McFarland calls the six percent number tragic “for a lot of reasons, not the least of which is the diminishing influence of the Church in the society, but it’s also tragic because a lot of people may know some things about Christianity, but they don’t personally know Christ.”
He says the way to strengthen the number of Americans with a biblical worldview starts with the family.
“If we build great Christian families and raise great Christian young people, and they build Christian homes, that’s how our culture will be steered back to the pathway of the Lord Jesus and His truth,” Dr. McFarland submits.
He secondly suggests that believers read more, including the works of modern writers like Ravi Zacharias, as well as the works of the late, recently deceased, and longer deceased writers like C.S. Lewis, Francis Shaefer, and Charles Spurgeon.