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U.S. Is Facing a ‘Worldview Crisis,’ George Barna Says: 94 Percent Reject a Biblical Worldview

The United States is in the midst of a “worldview crisis” that impacts every other issue facing the country today, researcher George Barna told a gathering of Christians in Leesburg, VA, on Thursday.Barna, the senior research fellow for the Center for Biblical Worldview at the Family Research Council and the head of the Cultural Research…

The United States is in the midst of a “worldview crisis” that impacts every other issue facing the country today, researcher George Barna told a gathering of Christians in Leesburg, VA, on Thursday.

Barna, the senior research fellow for the Center for Biblical Worldview at the Family Research Council and the head of the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, pointed to research from this year showing that only 6 percent of American adults have a biblical worldview – even though 51 percent believe they do. The Cultural Research Center conducted the survey. Ninety-four percent of Americans don’t hold to a biblical worldview.

“A lot of people are walking around America today, self-deceived, about their worldview,” he said.

Barna made the comments during a presentation at Family Research Council’s Pray Vote Stand Summit while emphasizing that America’s worldview crisis is the “root crisis” of every other political, financial, societal and cultural crisis facing the nation.

“What America is struggling with the most is a worldview crisis,” Barna said. “… It’s the thing that drives all of these other difficulties that we have in America today.”

The worldview crisis, Barna said, has infiltrated the church, where only 21 percent of those who attend an evangelical church have a biblical worldview.

“Part of that relates to the fact that evangelical churches in America do not teach the Bible as often or as deeply as used to be the case,” Barna said.

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