Monday, 24 March 2008

Can You Believe this?

As you know, if you have been following this blog, we have been looking at some of the thoughts from the book, 'unChristian'.

One of the stats in the book that I found particularly disturbing is that only 3% of Gen X & Gen Y 's (and only 9% of older adults) who have made a commitment to Christ actually embrace a biblical world-view (as characterized by the authors).

The 8 characteristics that make for a Biblical world view are:
  1. Jesus Christ lived a sinless life
  2. God is the all-powerful and all-knowing Creator of the universe and He still rules it today
  3. Salvation is a gift from God and cannot be earned
  4. Satan is real
  5. A Christian has a responsibility to share his or her faith in Christ with other people
  6. The Bible is accurate in all of the principals it teaches
  7. Unchanging moral truth exists
  8. Moral truth is defined by the Bible
These are really basic concepts... and yet only 3% of 'Christians' under 35 embrace them!
No wonder the stats of how 'Christians' and non-Christians live show almost no difference.

How can this Be?

Another disturbing stat is that most people who make a 'decision for Christ' are no longer connected to a Christian church within a short period of 8-12 weeks.

What is going on here?
Where have we gone so wrong?

I'd love to hear your thoughts...

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