Pillars of the World
• Dan Smithwick
• Nehemiah Institute
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?
• 1761-1826
Life spheres – from the Puritans
God
•
Family
Church
Good for
300 years
State
Nurture
Instruction- The Word
Defense
Education
Education
Punishment
Community
Sacraments
Well-ordering
Care of poor
Life spheres – Last 100 years
God-less
•God
Family
Church
State
Nurture
Instruction- The Word
Defense
Education
Education
Punishment
Community
Sacraments
Well-ordering
Care of poor
Education
Welfare,
Etc., etc., etc.
Life spheres – In past several years
God-defying
God
Church
Faily
Nurture
Education
Community
Instruction- The Word
State
Education
Sacraments
Care of poor
Defense
Auto industry
Banking
Insurance
Health care
Housing
Education
Welfare
PEERS Testing
• A Biblical worldview assessment program
designed to assess how one views God, man
and the world around him.
PEERS: Worldview Spheres
Politics
How we govern
Economics
How we prosper
Education
How we learn
Religion
Social Issues
What we worship
How we relate
PEERS: Worldview Spheres
Politics
How we govern
Economics
How we prosper
Education
How we learn
Religion
Social Issues
What we worship
How we relate
Limited Government•Purpose of civil government:
Limited?
or
Expansive?
Construct Validity
Ministry Leaders
Biblical Theism
Moderate Christian
Secular Humanism
9
Humanists & New Ager’s
Biblical Theism
Socialism
10
Influence on Society?
Two bodies of thought
Humanists
Biblical
Scholars
11
Why this?
Students from
Christian homes
PEERS Trend Analysis
‘
“Worldview” school
results
PILLARS of the World
Assessments
Bible
Origins
Worldview
Free-Market
Honest money
Lev. 19:36
PILLARS Study
PILLARS Program
Pre test
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Retail:
$54.00
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Post test
you: $34.00
Thank you
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The end-“Come, let us build—”
Neh. 2:17