George Barna is one of America’s leading pollsters in matters of religion and morality. In 2004 he measured how many people hold a biblical worldview based on the following questions:
1. Do absolute moral truths exist?
2. Is absolute truth defined by the Bible?
3. Did Jesus Christ live a sinless life?
4. Is God the all-powerful and all-knowing Creator of the universe, and does He still rule it today?
5. Is salvation a gift from God that cannot be earned?
6. Is Satan real?
7. Does a Christian have a responsibility to share his or her faith in Christ with other people?
8. Is the Bible accurate in all its teachings?
Did you answer yes to all of these questions? If you did, you are among 4 percent of the population and 9 percent of born-again Christians. This was what Barna referred to as a biblical worldview. A biblical worldview is based on the infallible Word of God.
If we are to have a biblical worldview, we must develop biblical convictions. Here is the big problem: Living in a self-centered and sinful world, the mantra of the day becomes “If it feels good, do it,” which satisfies our desires yet destroys our souls.
By studying, applying, and trusting God’s truths in every area of our lives–whether it’s running a business, investing money, going to the workplace, or raising a family–we can begin to develop a deep, impactful faith that will stand firm against the unrelenting tide of our cultural ideas and views.
Does your business reflect biblical principles? If so, how are they carried out?
“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
–Romans 12:2 (niv)