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Friday, January 13, 2012

George Barna – Unbelieving Born-Agains

THESE RESULTS ARE FROM APPROXIMATELY A DECADE AGO.
OUR NATIONS CURRENT DIVORCE RATE IS 51%.  27% CLAIM TO BE BORN-AGAIN CHRISTIANS.
IN THE SURVEY OF THOSE WHO CLAIM TO BE BORN-AGAIN,
BARNA FOUND:
26% BELIEVE THAT ALL RELIGIONS ARE FUNDAMENTALLY THE SAME.
50% BELIEVE A LIFE OF GOOD WORKS WILL GET THEM TO HEAVEN.
35% DON’T BELIEVE THAT JESUS CHRIST PHYSICALLY ROSE FROM THE DEAD.
52% DON’T BELIEVE THAT THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A LIVING ENTITY.
45% DON’T BELIEVE SATAN EXISTS.
10% BELIEVE IN REINCARNATION.
29% BELIEVE IT IS POSSIBLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE DEAD.
33% ACCEPT SAME-SEX UNIONS.
39% BELIEVE IT IS MORALLY ACCEPTABLE FOR COUPLES TO LIVE TOGETHER BEFORE MARRIAGE (THEY ACCEPT FORNICATION AS OK).
          Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old?  Van he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
          Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. (John 3:4-5)
         
          As of mid 1995 only 1.928 billion Christians declared themselves as such while 3.788 billion to be something else.  More alarming, of those declared Christians, 968 million were Catholic and 276 million were some kind of cult – Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, etc.  70 million were Anglicans (bloodlines of the so-called “holy grail”) leaving only 396 million Protestants and 218 million Orthodox.  This gives significant meaning to Matthew 7:13-14.
          Take this to the next step.  What percentage of the Protestants claim to be born again?  Let’s be generous and say 50%.  Now look at the Barna survey and you can easily figure that 50% of those who claim to be born again really have no clue.  This means that out of a world population of 5.716 billion, less than 99 million are actually saved.  That’s about 1.7% of the world.  It is a staggering, grim figure.  But when the people (in what is declared as the most free, most Christian nation) are throwing God out of their courts, government, schools, media, and churches, what can we expect?
          These figures were taken and calculated out of various sources such as: The Barna Group, World Almanac, etc. from 1995-2005.  I’m sure if we checked these same sources today the results would be even more staggering.

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