Was Jesus a Socialist?

Are people naturally good? Was the universe caused by chance? What does the Bible say about immigration, monetary policy, or gay marriage? Christians face questions like these every day.

Pillars of the World will help you answer tough questions. Pillars is a short, online assessment that measures how closely your views about science, economics, education, government, and other key issues align with your faith in Jesus Christ. This "worldview snapshot" will help you see the areas where you're thinking Biblically and areas where you're not. With follow-up resources and statistically-validated worldview analysis, Pillars of the World is a perfect discipleship tool for Christians who are serious about God's Word.

Pillars is Simple.
Here's How it Works.

Pillars of the World measures worldview through four short quizzes on the foundational beliefs, or pillars, of Biblical Christianity. Based on your responses, you will be assigned one of four worldview designations: Biblical Theistic, Moderate Christian, Secular Humanist, or Socialist. Pillars relies heavily on Nehemiah's Institute's work with the PEERS Test, ensuring the statistical reliability of its results.

Pillars of the World is free to get started, then only $9.90 for the full course. Contact us at 1-800-948-3101 for volume discounts for schools or churches.

Course Outline:

Pillar 1. Bible Knowledge

The people, places, events in Scripture

Pillar 2. Origins

The origin of the universe and the purpose of creation

Pillar 3. Worldview

Applying biblical truth in politics, economics, education, religion and society

Pillar 4. Free-Market

Principles of economics and self-government

Composite Scores for PEERS Test (1988-2010)

Why it Matters

Regular church attendance and Bible reading doesn't automatically translate into a Biblically-informed worldview.

The disconnect between professing Christianity and a fully-formed Biblical worldview is illustrated by the results of the PEERS Test. PEERS is a trademarked worldview assessment from Nehemiah Institute and is the basis for Pillars of the World. The chart to the left illustrates PEERS results among middle and high school students from 1988 to 2010.

The downward trend of Christian school and public school scores is cause for concern. Even more troubling is the narrow margin between Christian and public schools. From 2001 on, both groups scored in the Secular Humanist range (0 - 30%) despite radically different philosophies of education. Only students attending Christian schools with specially designed worldview curricula have consistently demonstrated a Biblical understanding of politics, education, economics, religion, and social issues.

Pillars of the World is an easy first step toward reversing the trend. It makes the robust worldview analysis of PEERS available at a low price and through a convient online interface.