This week I was reading a post from my favorite blog written by James
Emery White. In the post, he points to an article written by Morgan
Lee, “Many Practicing Christians Agree with Marxism (and Other
Competing World Views)” in Christianity Today.
The article reveals the study of self-identified Christians, who attend
church at least once every month, and say their faith is very important
to their lives.
They were asked to rate their agreement or disagreement with various
statements. As I share some of the results of the survey, I want you to
ask yourself ‘what do I really think’ about this. Do you agree or
disagree with the results? Why or why not?
Nearly 1 in 3
practicing Christians agreed with the idea that “if you do good,
you will receive good, and if you do bad, you will receive bad.”
In other words, the idea of karma.
28% believe that “all
people pray to the same god or spirit, no matter what name they
use for that spiritual being.” Welcome to New Age thinking.
27% believe that
“meaning and purpose come from becoming one with all that is.” Can
you say Hinduism?
Wait… it gets worse.
1 in 5 believe that
“meaning and purpose come from working hard to earn as much as
possible so you can make the most of life.” Can there be a clearer
statement espousing raw materialism?
23% believe that “what
is morally right or wrong depends on what an individual believes.”
Yes, that is raw postmodern relativism.
Overall, the study conducted by Barna
Group and Summit Ministries claims:
61% agree with ideas
rooted in New Spirituality
54% resonate with
36% accept ideas
associated with Marxism
29% believe ideas based
Do you believe you have a firmly
developed Christian Biblical world view? Is your world view consistent
with your faith practice? Is your faith practice consistent with the
Blessings, Pastor Mark "The Bru" Brunott
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