God showed me years ago when I was managing KKIM radio the need for news from a Biblical Worldview. God then formed FGGAM almost 12 years ago, a Biblical Worldview is the back bone of this ministry! I grew up in the radio news biz at the Minnesota State News Network in 1978 as a weekend reporter. I would make phone calls to confirm details about stories and talk to officials. We would get that facts! Our rule was to have a story confirmed by 2 to 3 sources before airing. We would report ther facts!! I was trained as a journalist at Brown Institute. Mike Kronforst was an AWESOME TEACHER! I was blessed in my 42 years in full-time radio to manage radio news departments. Look at todays news! Overall it is a complete meltdown of journalism! It is more opinion than fact based. This disease of what I call, ‘nothing noise’ has destroyed the credibility of many newsrooms across America. NOW! Look at what has happened in our Churches!!!! More opinions than ‘carter has little pills’ BOY! Did I just date myself with that expression! I AM OLD AS DIRT! I have old fashion beleifs! Satan has got to many Pastors and Churches with watering down the Word of God! My goodness! Do you not See??!! Just 37% of Pastors in America have a Biblical Worldview! No wonder we are sinking as a nation!!! Many Pastors have become like a secular newscaster, putting forth their own opinion! So ungodly! What is frustrating to me is that I do not see an urgency in Pastors to clear the air of this evil! My goodness! Many fail to speak up for the unborn! OH MY LORD! I would like to hear the conversation God may have with them in the future. Much of the destruction in this country falls on the lap of not only Pastors, but all who CLAIM to be a Christian. Look at Facebook, in any given day, there must be thousands who present THEIR OWN VIEW of God’s Word.
When the news broke about the decline in American Pastors having a Biblical Worldview, Pastor Tony Tice posted this at FGGAM: We Need Pastors Who Will Be Humble Servants Instead Of Trying To Be The Next Great Church Leader!
Lets dive deep into a Biblical Worldview, which to me is this biggest crisis in the world at this time. Below is how Focus on the Family presents George Barna’s research that shows just 4% of Americans and only 37% of Pastors have a Biblical Worldview.
A Biblical worldview is based on the infallible Word of God. When you believe the Bible is entirely true, then you allow it to be the foundation of everything you say and do. That means, for instance, you take seriously the mandate in Romans 13 to honor the governing authorities by researching the candidates and issues, making voting a priority.
Do you have a biblical worldview? Answer the following questions, based on claims found in the Bible and which George Barna used in his survey:
- Do absolute moral truths exist?
- Is absolute truth defined by the Bible?
- Did Jesus Christ live a sinless life?
- Is God the all-powerful and all-knowing Creator of the universe, and does He still rule it today?
- Is salvation a gift from God that cannot be earned?
- Is Satan real?
- Does a Christian have a responsibility to share his or her faith in Christ with other people?
- Is the Bible accurate in all of its teachings?
This is from Barna
The research indicated that everyone has a worldview, but relatively few people have a biblical worldview – even among devoutly religious people. The survey discovered that only 9% of born again Christians have such a perspective on life. The numbers were even lower among other religious classifications: Protestants (7%), adults who attend mainline Protestant churches (2%) and Catholics (less than one-half of 1%). The denominations that produced the highest proportions of adults with a biblical worldview were non-denominational Protestant churches (13%), Pentecostal churches (10%) and Baptist churches (8%).
“If Jesus Christ came to this planet as a model of how we ought to live, then our goal should be to act like Jesus. Sadly, few people consistently demonstrate the love, obedience and priorities of Jesus. The primary reason that people do not act like Jesus is because they do not think like Jesus. Behavior stems from what we think – our attitudes, beliefs, values and opinions. Although most people own a Bible and know some of its content, our research found that most Americans have little idea how to integrate core biblical principles to form a unified and meaningful response to the challenges and opportunities of life. We’re often more concerned with survival amidst chaos than with experiencing truth and significance.” George Barna.