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1 Pillars of the World Dan Smithwick Nehemiah Institute

2 Jedidiah Morse "Whenever the pillars of Christianity shall be overthrown, our present form of government, and all the blessings that flow from them, must fall with them." Psalms 11:3 When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?

3 Life spheres – from the Puritans FamilyChurchState Nurture Education Community Defense Punishment Well-ordering Instruction- The Word Education Sacraments Care of poor God Good for 300 years

4 Life spheres – Last 100 years Family Church State Nurture Education Community Defense Punishment Well-ordering Education Welfare, Etc., etc., etc. Instruction- The Word Education Sacraments Care of poor God God-less

5 Life spheres – In past several years Faily Church State Nurture Education Community DefenseAuto industry BankingInsurance Health careHousing Education Welfare Instruction- The Word Education Sacraments Care of poor God God-defying

6 PEERS Testing A Biblical worldview assessment program designed to assess how one views God, man and the world around him.

7 P olitics How we govern E conomics How we prosper E ducation How we learn R eligion What we worship S ocial Issues How we relate PEERS: Worldview Spheres

8 P olitics How we govern E conomics How we prosper E ducation How we learn R eligion What we worship S ocial Issues How we relate PEERS: Worldview Spheres

9 Limited Government- Purpose of civil government: Limited? Expansive? or

10 Ministry Leaders Biblical Theism Moderate Christian Secular Humanism 9 Construct Validity

11 Humanists & New Ager’s Biblical Theism Socialism 10

12 Influence on Society? Humanists Biblical Scholars Two bodies of thought 11

13 Why this? Students from Christian homes

14 PEERS Trend Analysis ‘ “Worldview” school results

15 Why? 1. Why the shift in America from essentially a Christian nation to a secular nation? 2. Why are Christian education institutions going secular?

16 "State of the Church" 1. Giving rise to false religions in America 2. Redefining who we are

17 Four Faces of Religion - today Biblical Theism Humanism Mormonism Islam

18 PILLARS of the World Assessments Bible Origins Worldview Free-Market Honest money Lev. 19:36

19 PILLARS Study

20 PILLARS Program Pre test Post test + + Retail: $54.00 you: $34.00

21 The end-- “Come, let us build—” Neh. 2:17 Thank you


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