I had the privilege of speaking at the BJ Press Worldview Conference at the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter last week. I came away from the conference encouraged, challenged and convicted. One of the presentations that brought the most conviction to my spirit was the one given by George Barna. In his presentation he showed where the country was in relation to a biblical worldview. Barna noted that:
- Only 10% of adults in the country have a biblical worldview
- When this is broken down by age group, only 1 out of every 25 Millennials (4%) have a biblical worldview
- A child’s worldview is basically formed by age 13
- The primary parenting generation [and teaching generation in schools] today is the Millennial generation
Barna’s premise was that every person, individually, and groups of individuals, corporately, only do what he/she/they believe! This means that today’s children have a much higher probability of developing a secular worldview than a biblical one because their teachers can only give them what they, themselves, possess.