According to The Barna Group, founded by George Barna, only 6% of adults today have a biblical worldview. That's a bleak and discouraging number, and Barna himself agrees that the church has "gotten off the path" God intended for it.
But Barna is also convinced that radical revival can still happen for the church, although he says it won't be executed by the church as a whole.
Rather, says Barna, a professor at Arizona Christian University and president of the Cultural Research Center at ACU, it's going to take a remnant—those who are totally sold out to Christ—to radically change the culture of this country and bring glory to the Father who so richly deserves it.
"I don't want to be derogatory toward the church or believers because I know that God and His kingdom are going to be victorious in the end," Barna told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network. "I believe that He's about to do something magnificent, and maybe COVID-19 is a part of it.
"But when you look at those periods in history when He is about to change a culture in a dramatic and positive way, He doesn't invariably wait until he has a majority of people who are on His side to do it. He also uses a small remnant—people who are willing to follow Him to do whatever He calls them to do that are tuned into His purposes.
"And so, I'm excited about the fact that in America today, the numbers are there of people who have fully in love with God, people who have been broken and healed by Him, and therefore, you're never going to shake them from Him. Those numbers aren't close to what I'd like to see them be, but I know that they are large enough that it gives God the army He needs to get this country to bring about revival and renewal within His church and in this society. I know I want to be a part of that. And trust me, God will use us if we're available."
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