Are we truly Christian?

I know I have dealt with this before, but we need to keep reminding each other that saying we are a Christian does not lead to the conclusion that we have givin our life to Christ. Some examples: Saying you are a doctor does not denote that you are a surgeon or a general practioner or a scientist. I have had the title of Pastor. That does not mean that I lead a church congregation or that I am on staff at a church or that I teach at a seminary.

Well you get the point. I bring this up again because I read statistics by organizations like Barna Research and Baylor Univeristy-I will mention them in a minute. A while ago I read an article called “God Athesim, SO WHAT?” It was written by Cathy Lynn Grossman in USA Today. I want to quote what she said in the article “the dirty little secret of religiosity in America is that there are so many people for whom spiritual interest, thinking about the ultimate question is minimal”

This drove home to me that we who are called Christians may not be Christian in the sense that to be Christian is to understand that if you know someone who is not a believer , it is our mission to make them aware of the loving grace and redemption of a relationship with the Lord

These research organizations have some startling results. The Baylor study said that 44% spent no time seeking “eternal wisdom” and another 19% said it is usleless to search for meaning. Another of their studies revealed that 49% never wonder whether they will go to Heaven. A Barna study said that 40% of young adults didn’t know if God exists, don’t care if God exists or don’t believe He exists. Three out of 4 millinnials believe that all faiths are of equal value. most rejected the existance of absolute truth.

Are we to sit by and let almost half of the people in the United States (of those surveyed) not feel a need be conneceted to a higher power (God). What does the scripture say “the harvest is plentiful but the workers are few” (Matt 9:37). if I walk the Christian walk and as a Christian, not in name only, then I must believe and act on Jesus’ commission to us to ” make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit” (Matt 28:19)

I pray that during this Lenten season you examine your relationship with Jesus and if you haven’t given your life to Him , now is the time to ask Him to come into your heart, forgive you of your sins and agreee to follow Him the rest of your life. Amen!


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