According to a March 6th, 2009 post on Barna's website, http://www.barna.org, they state that 46% of born-again adults "believe in an absolute moral truth". That means 54% that don't. During last night's service, the speaker said Barna's research is now that 63% of evangelical Christians don't believe the Bible to be 100% truth.. God is absolute and His word certainly speaking on issues of morality. These are both unsettling stats. The speakers next point is the point of today's post, given the first of the month.
Pray that pastors would clearly and accurately communicate the absolute truth of God's word, starting with each and every time they step up to the pulpit. Pray for a consistent message throughout the staff and each ministry. As the speaker replied to someone's inquiry last night, God will never have you do something that is inconsistent with Scripture. The only way to know this or not, is to be grounded in Scripture... which I will be the first to admit, I could do better at.
For further discussion on that matter, you can read my post on:
Barna's research on trends for 2014 back this up.
79% are less likely to view Scripture as sacred.
88% of households own a bible.
The average home owns 4.7 bibles
Yet only 37% read it once a week or more!!!
We must focus on spending time on the Word and pray for our Pastors who will have the courage and boldness to preach "the whole counsel of God"
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