Seduced By The Culture – Most Americans Believe These Top 10 Lies from Prophecy News
In 2021, the American Worldview Inventory released data analyzing the top 10 most prevalent “seductive unbiblical ideas” embraced by American adults. With contemporary culture becoming more secular, belief systems divergent from Scripture are not surprising.
What is surprising, however, is that even among adults who have a biblical worldview, 6% harbor many secular beliefs as part of their personal philosophy.
“According to researcher George Barna’s methodology, someone must score 80% on beliefs and behaviors to be categorized as someone with a biblical worldview,” the director of Center for Biblical Worldview, David Closson, told The Washington Stand. “However, the pervasiveness of some of these faulty beliefs means that there are some Christians with a biblical worldview who nonetheless hold a few beliefs that are contrary to the truth revealed in God’s Word.”
Closson emphasized that for Christians to counter “widespread” faulty beliefs they must know what the Bible says on these issues.
Here are the nation’s 10 most prevalent “seductive unbiblical ideas” compared to what the Bible says:
“The spiritually inclusive idea that ‘having faith matters more than what faith you have'”
The survey, with more than 2,000 participants, found that 62% believe the post-modern idea that “having faith matters more than what faith you have.”
Closson shared that in John 14:6, Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
“The Bible unashamedly teaches that the Judeo-Christian faith is the only valid spiritual pathway,” explained Barna, who led the research team at Arizona Christian University.
“All faiths are of equal value”
The second prevalent lie, which is similar to the first, is common among people attending Catholic or mainline Protestant churches. In Acts 4:12 Paul wrote, “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.”