‘biblical ignorance’ getting to the root of the problem….

The United States is the most religious nation in the developed world, if religiosity is measured by belief in all things supernatural — from God and the Virgin Birth to the humbler workings of angels and demons. Americans are also the most religiously ignorant people in the Western world. Fewer than half of us can identify Genesis as the first book of the Bible, and only one third know that Jesus delivered the Sermon on the Mount. Religious Literacy By Stephen Prothero

 

One year ago, I posted an article entitled ‘Biblical Ignorance Flourishes in American Churches’. click on the link below to read the post in its entirety.

Biblical Ignorance Flourishes in American Churches

 

How much do you value your Bible? For North Korea’s courageous Christians, this is more than a thought-provoking question… it’s a matter of life and death.

“If you get caught carrying a Bible, there is no way to save your life,” explains one North Korean refugee who dared to make the treacherous journey across the border to China. It’s no exaggeration. Those caught with a Bible in North Korea face brutal interrogation, imprisonment, torture—and often, execution.  Source Open Doors-The Church in North Korea

The differences that we see in the church in America and the church in the midst of  persecution in North Korea ought to be perplexing. But for the most part the church in America has very little conviction as to this paramount distinction.

I think this article posted by Michael J Vlach has hit the nail squarely on its head….

Lost In Church: Are Half of Churchgoers Not Saved?
by Michael J Vlach- TheologicalStudies.org

As startling as this idea may appear, recent research indicates it may be a hard reality for many churches in the United States. Researcher George Barna has discovered the disturbing fact that “half of all adults who attend Protestant churches on a typical Sunday morning are not Christian.” He also points out that people who call themselves Christians but are not born again are “a group that constitutes a majority of churchgoers.”

 

Stands to reason, doesn’t it. If one is not ‘born again’ they do not possess the Spirit of Truth. He is the ONLY one that can give illumination and understanding of God’s word. If HE isn’t there, IT ain’t gonna be there.

malachi

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