Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Why Fewer Christians is a Good Thing

In an article at ChurchLeaders.com, Pastor Larry Osborne comments on the recent trend of fewer people identifying themselves as Christians. 

Why the change, and how could this be good for the Gospel?

"In the absence of any particular cultural advantage to calling themselves “Christian,” lots of folks who were nominal (in name only) Christians now choose “None” as their preferred spiritual moniker. That’s not a bad thing.  
In fact, here are some reasons why I find the results of this recent poll by the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life encouraging.  
Cultural Christianity has never done anything to advance the kingdom.It only inoculates against the real thing.  
When large numbers of nominal and cultural Christians wave the banner of Christ, it confuses the message of the Gospel."
Read the rest of the story here:

1 comment:

  1. I think Jesus would agree. How many times did He speak out against the Pharisees who claimed to have a relationship with God, but were just mired in tradition and legalism?