“I was born for this, and I have come into the world for this: to testify to the truth. Everyone who is of the truth listens to My voice.” “What is truth?” said Pilate. John 18:37-38 HCSB
Barna Research did a survey among American adults in 2009 to determine how many had a “biblical worldview”. Barna reports that for the purposes of the survey, a “biblical worldview” was defined as 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 today. In the research, anyone who held all of those beliefs was said to have a biblical worldview.
Barna discovered that overall, the current research revealed that only 9% of American adults have a biblical worldview. One would suspect that the majority of those labeled as “born again Christians” would possess a biblical worldview but less than one out five (19%) had such an outlook on life. It seems that in today’s culture there are no absolute truths.
Even in Jesus’ time, Pilate asked, “What is truth?” We are all searching for truth. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life.” It is only through Jesus Christ that we can really know the truth. The truth of our sinfulness, God’s grace and mercy, His forgiveness, and that Jesus is the only way to salvation and the Father.
Challenge: Do you know the Truth? It is only through Christ that you can know the truth and the truth will set you free. Pray that God will help you know, understand, and possess a biblical worldview.