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AFA: ‘The American church must pursue holiness and proclaim the gospel or America could disappear from history’

May 23, 2022

TUPELO, Miss. — American Family Association (AFA, www.AFA.net) recently responded to new research on the disappearing American biblical worldview conducted by Dr. George Barna at Arizona Christian University’s Cultural Research Center. Barna reported that while 67% of American parents of pre-teens feel they are “Christian,” a mere 2% of them actually possess a distinct view of the world and their lives that can accurately be defined as biblical. These parents claim to identify as Christian, but they don’t believe the Bible is “reliable or true, or relevant to their lives.”

For AFA, a leading organization in biblical worldview training for cultural transformation, this report is particularly appalling.

“A tragedy is unfolding right before our very eyes, as a nation that was founded upon Christian principles voluntarily jettisons the foundation stones,” said AFA’s Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano. “The unhappy results are just what one would expect if they actually had a biblical worldview: America is coming apart at the seams. With only 2% possessing a Christian view of life, what can we expect in the coming years but decay and violence, the strangling of prosperity, and eventually the end of liberty. If the American church doesn’t pursue holiness once more and boldly proclaim the gospel, the country might very well disappear from history.”

For over 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.  Founded in 1977, AFA has long been on the front lines of America’s culture war. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country, with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 110,000 subscribers to The Stand (formerly known as the AFA Journal), the ministry’s monthly magazine.  Find AFA Action Alerts here.  In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 180 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner. 

View the media page for AFA here. For more information on American Family Association, visitwww.afa.net or follow AFA on Facebook or Twitter @AmericanFamAssc.