Tuesday, July 01, 2008

New survey results

These survey results are pretty alarming to me, and should be to all born-again believers. Here's a few things to note:

71 percent are "absolutely certain" of their belief in God. 5 percent "don't believe."

57 percent of "evangelical protestants" believe that "many religions can lead to eternal life."

61 percent of "evangelical protestants" believe that "abortion should be illegal in most or all cases."

64 percent " " believe that homosexuality should be "discouraged by society."

With regards to point 2, I want to ask something. Is this decline due to the fact that churches aren't being "creative" enough? Or perhaps they aren't being "loving" enough?

The church is declining in its affirmation of absolute truth and the gospel. If you are one of those who think the church needs to focus on methodology more than its message, think again. We have a problem; adding drums and being more creative with "topical sermons" isn't the answer.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Agreed. There was a church my wife and I formerly attended and were were the rare few who brought our Bible with us to church. And it was a 750+ person church! Sadder yet, we rarely ever needed them anyway.