by Barbara Latta
Where do our belief systems come from? Why are some people
easily influenced by others and willingly follow them into chaos?
Why have thousands of Christians fallen away from a biblical
Many who call themselves believers have turned away from the
purity of the truth of God’s Word and mixed their belief systems with the
secular world and other religions.
Barna research conducted a poll among Americans who say they
go to church regularly. The result of this survey reveals only 17% of adults
who claim they are Christian and attend church regularly have a biblical
What is a biblical worldview? As defined by Barna it is, “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
For decades, each generation has fallen further away from
God’s teaching and has been influenced by the world system. Their eyes are
blinded to the truth because they deny the power of God to fill the emptiness
The research also identified the following statistics among
61% agree with ideas among new spirituality
54% agree with postmodernism
36% accept Marxism
29% accept secularism
38% are sympathetic to Muslim teaching
These numbers reveal how worldly thinking has infiltrated
the church body in such a way as to change attitudes and belief systems—which
in turn affects decisions. We are responsible for what we believe. If we fall
for the lies of false religion and the secular world system, we cannot blame
anyone else. God’s Word clearly admonishes us to remain untainted by the world
by renewing our minds to what He says.
We want to be kind to all people, but that doesn’t mean
Christians should absorb the doctrines of other religions. We live in the same
world as people of other beliefs, but we cannot “coexist” spiritually, as the
bumper sticker says. Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father. Period.
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by
the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable
and perfect will of God (Romans 12:2 NKJV).
Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty
deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of
the world, and not according to Christ (Colossians 2:8).
How do we navigate this curve of thinking that goes against
God’s Word? We put more importance on what God says than on anything else. His
is the only answer that is true.
When a soul is empty, people seek relief in whatever makes
them feel good. False religion and satisfying the flesh can be the result.
Standing true to the Word of God will bring persecution in
this world filled with the spirit of anti-Christ, but the rewards we receive
for standing firm far outweigh the negative aspects thrown at us.
As we shine our lights in the darkness, the way is
illuminated so that others may see the way to Christ. Only then can worldviews
In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good
cheer, I have overcome the world (1 John 16:33).
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