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World-View By Greg Laurie

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013


I just got off a plane from Orange County Ca. and while inflight passed the time reading the book “WorldView” by my good friend Greg Laurie. I thought to myself, “I’d love to turn this into a blog!” But since I could not write it any better, I thought I’d simply share the opening remarks of Greg’s book. I couldn’t agree with it more!


“One of the most depressing situations I encounter in my ministry is when I’m talking to someone who has been a Christian for years and then find out they know virtually nothing about the Bible.

Sad as that might be, it’s a reality that I encounter more and more these days. It’s become one of the biggest problems we see in the church today–an astonishing ignorance of what Scripture actually teaches.

People just don’t know what the Bible says.

George Barna, a longtime student of America’s religious beliefs and behavior, described the situation in a recent article, calling it a “crisis of biblical illiteracy.”

A crisis?

Barna wrote,

“How else can you describe matters when most churchgoing adults today reject the accuracy of the Bible, reject the existence of Satan, claim that Jesus sinned, see no need to evangelize, believe that good works are on of the keys to persuading God to forgive their sins, and describe their commitment to Christianity as moderate or even less firm?”

Barna went on to point out that the most widely known verse among adults and teen believers today (and just recently quoted on national television by the president’s press secretary) is “God helps those who help themselves.”

The only trouble is, the verse isn’t in the Bible.

Barna’s study revealed that fewer than one in ten believers possesses a biblical worldview as the basis for his or her decision making and behavior.

Do you have a biblical worldview?  Why is that so important?

Christian philosopher Francis Schaeffer once wrote: “As Christians we are not only to know the right world-view, the world-view that tells us the truth of what is, but consciously to act upon that world-view so as to influence society in all its parts and facets across the whole spectrum of life, as much as we can to the extent of our individual and collective ability.”

Greg Laurie


Learning To Think And Live Biblically

Kerygma Publishing