Poll: How Many Pastors Have A Biblical Worldview?

(From WND, Bob Unruh, 5/17/22) – “A new poll shock has revealed that most Christian pastors believe what they want to believe, a ‘blending of ideas and applications from a variety of holistic worldviews into a unique but inconsistent combination that represents their personal preferences.’  That’s according to the new polling from the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University, directed by George Barna. The results come from the American Worldview Inventory 2022 that contacted 1,000 Christian pastors to understand their world views.  People have many expectations of pastors of Christian churches. One of those expectations is that pastors possess a philosophy of life that largely reflects biblical principles, a perspective commonly called a biblical worldview,” the report said. But a new nationwide survey among a representative sample of America’s Christian pastors shows that a large majority of those pastors do not possess a biblical worldview. In fact, just slightly more than a third (37%) have a biblical worldview and the majority – 62% – possess a hybrid worldview known as Syncretism.”

“The report said, ‘Among senior pastors, four out of 10 (41%) have a biblical worldview – the highest incidence among any of the five pastoral positions studied. Next highest was the 28% among associate pastors. Less than half as many teaching pastors (13%) and children’s and youth pastors (12%) have a biblical worldview.’  The lowest level was among executive pastors, where only 4% ‘have consistently biblical beliefs and behaviors. Few openly adopted belief systems such as secular humanism or Marxism, the report said.  But their Syncretism lets then blend beliefs from multiple sources.”  Read the full article here: https://www.wnd.com/2022/05/poll-shocker-wont-believe-many-pastors-actually-biblical-worldview/