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:
- Jesus Christ lived a sinless life
- God is the all-powerful and all-knowing Creator of the universe and He still rules it today
- Salvation is a gift from God and cannot be earned
- Satan is real
- A Christian has a responsibility to share his or her faith in Christ with other people
- The Bible is accurate in all of the principals it teaches
- Unchanging moral truth exists
- Moral truth is defined by the Bible
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...