Biblical worldview cited as critical to survival of Christian faith in America
June 5, 2007
The founder of the Center for Moral Clarity says Christians in America must be equipped to stand against secular humanist worldviews and choose to get involved in the culture war. Otherwise, says Rod Parsley, the United States could look like post-Christian Europe within a single generation.
In his new book Culturally Incorrect; How Clashing Worldviews Affect Your Future, Pastor Rod Parsley says decades of liberalism and post-modern thinking have crippled America. It is vital, he says for Christians to have a biblical worldview.
"If we don't engage in this fight, [in one generation] we are going to ... look like post-Christian Europe," Parsley warns. He cites an example. "In Austria, scientists appealed to the government of Austria to give apes human rights, since [they believe] we are descendants of apes," he says.
Parsley says his new book focuses on what he calls the real "war of the worlds" as it urges Christians to action in the culture war. "It deals specifically with situations like secular humanism, with Marxism, with post-modernism, with nihilism, and all of the countering worldviews that are in opposition to the solid Christian worldview," he shares.
And that worldview, explains the pastor, can be summed up in one verse of scripture. "Hebrews 11:6 says he that comes to God must believe that God is. [So] first of all, God exists. And secondly, [one must believe] that he's a rewarder of those who seek him; that he can be found [and] that you can know him today."
Parsley says liberals and secular humanists have a clear agenda to silence the Christian witness. But the biblical worldview, says the pastor, is the only worldview that offers true hope.