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American Worldview Inventory 2023 Release #1: Incidence of Biblical Worldview Shows Significant Change Since the Start of the Pandemic, Dr. George Barna, Director of Research Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University Release Date: February 28, 2023.
- In fact, the first national study of Americans’ worldview in the post-lockdown era found that the incidence of biblical worldview declined to a mere 4%—down one-third from the 6% recorded just months before the pandemic started in 2020.
Could those with a Biblical worldview be much higher than 4%? Variation (variety) is a natural part of creation that identifies that everyone and everything is unique – one of a kind.
The Bible describes perfection as all needs being met. Given that perfection in this life is not possible, aren’t Christians expected to work together to reduce variation? The U.S. Founding Fathers understood that perfection is not possible but identified that working towards “a more perfect Union” was a needed direction.
- The Bible teaches that God reveals His knowledge by three ways:
- Internal Revelation. He reveals Himself by an internal revelation to the reason and conscience of each man.
- External Revelation. God reveals Himself by an external revelation through the works of creation. “For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse” ().
- Revelation of Jesus Christ. The Lord reveals Himself by the unique revelation of Jesus Christ, which confirms and completes the other revelations. For God “has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds” ().
The quality profession with members located throughout the world has validated through the Taguchi Loss Function that the closer any product/service gets to the ideal of “more perfect” as defined by the customer, the higher the quality (more needs met), the lower the cost, and the less overall harm to the individual and society. A customer need (such as better health) can be in alignment with a human need identified in the Bible.
Do you believe that more perfect products and services that result in outcomes where all customers (and citizens) are satisfied with no harmful effects are a good thing? Would you expect those answering Yes to be higher than “4%”?
The Barna survey also identifies that Most Americans (68%) consider themselves to be Christians which implies that they believe the statement made by Jesus Christ: “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6, NIV.
Of Christians, how many recognize that their “good works”, e.g., the continual application of their God-given talents, gifts, and capabilities in alignment with their purpose, including their response to opportunities and trials, will be judged, recognized, and rewarded?
A major difference between a Christian and a non-Christia n is the source document for the moral standard being used to identify the right (more perfect) things. For a Christian, it would be the Bible. For non-Christians, it would be someone or something else which could lead to better arguments as to which belief system would produce the best results with the least harm to others.
Supporting information – on variation and application of the quality principles, methods, and tools.