Taking a look at Western Christianity, most people who claim to be Christians are not making a significant impact on the people around them. Instead of influencing the world for God through their lives as Christ says believers will in Matthew 5:13-16, the majority have assimilated to the culture to the point that their lives are undistinguishable from anyone else’s.
Jesus not only laid out His expectation of personal and cultural impact, He also set the example for us. So, why aren’t Christians acting like Jesus? “The primary reason that people do not act like Jesus is because they do not think like Jesus. Behavior stems from what we think –our attitudes, beliefs, values, and opinions,” says George Barna, is his book, Think Like Jesus.
Many people who come to faith in Christ never learn what it means to be a disciple of Christ. That’s what LT is all about – LT helps to develop a biblical foundation for Christians to live out the heart and mind of Christ every day, and as they do that, to influence the world around them for God.
"Romans 12:2 clearly expresses God’s desire for us,” Barna continues. “We must intentionally turn our back on the world and aggressively develop a mind the world is incapable of recognizing. We are exhorted to undergo not just a change but a transformation. That’s what a biblical worldview does to us; it is an intellectual re-birthing of the person akin to the spiritual re-birthing that occurs in our soul when we embrace Christ as our savior.”