Who’s in Charge Here?
Chris' Corner -- Sunday, October 4, 2020
A study by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University revealed just 6% of American adults hold to a biblical worldview. Even more troublesome, only 2% of Millennials (18-36 year-olds) hold to a biblical worldview.
The survey used the highly respected Barna Research Group's definition of a biblical worldview. A summarized definition states; “believing that absolute moral truths exist and that such truth is defined by the Bible, as well as firm belief in six specific religious views. Those views are that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life; God is the all-powerful and all-knowing Creator of the universe and He still rules it today; salvation is a gift from God and cannot be earned; Satan is real; a Christian has a responsibility to share their faith in Christ with other people; and the Bible is accurate in all of its teachings."
The survey also revealed, “Millennials are the most likely to exact revenge when wronged and are least enthusiastic about America. They have the least respect for other people out of all age groups surveyed, and they are twice as likely to say they respect someone who holds the same religious and political views as they do.”
Millennials make up nearly 25% of the total U.S. population, 30% of the voting age population, and almost 40% of the work force. Although this generation’s influence is shaping the future of our country, don’t forget the study also revealed, just 6% of all American adults hold to a biblical
Every person and every nation must have a biblical worldview if they expect to stand in the good graces of the Almighty Ruler of the universe.
The great and powerful King Nebuchadnezzar said, “I thought it good to declare the signs and wonders that the Most High God has worked for me...All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants of the
earth. No one can restrain His hand Or say to Him, “What have You done?” (Daniel 4:2, 35).
Babylon’s king knew first hand what God can do to arrogant, self-absorbed people no matter how intelligent and powerful they might think they are. “...In order that the living may know That the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, Gives it to whomever He will, And sets over it the lowest of men.’” (Daniel 4:17).
As the years go by, our country becomes more and more ungodly. For many, God is only a distant memory of generations past. He was needed by our founding fathers in the formation of this country, but now He’s being cast aside and replaced by the inferior and flawed thoughts of mere men.
If this doesn’t change, and we don’t change course and repent as a nation, it will not end well. As the psalmist acknowledged, “The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God” (Psalm 9:17).
In this upcoming election, look through the smokescreens and stop and think about a biblical worldview. Ungodly men and women have corrupted our country with abortion, same-sex
marriage, and immorality and dishonesty of every kind, all the while mocking and hindering those who believe.
Our prayers must continue for our leaders to turn their hearts and minds back to the Most High God who rules over them (us). Jesus said, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth” (Matthew 28:18). And His word will judge us all in the end (John 12:48).