Maybe not what you wanted to hear

January 13, 2005

This article from Christianity Today says something that every person connected with this Christian Movement needs to understand and get on board with. They are lamenting the tragic statistics that show that Bible-believing Christians in America do not behave any better than those who are skeptics. Here is an excerpt:

The findings in numerous national polls conducted by highly respected pollsters like The Gallup Organization and The Barna Group are simply shocking. “Gallup and Barna,” laments evangelical theologian Michael Horton, “hand us survey after survey demonstrating that evangelical Christians are as likely to embrace lifestyles every bit as hedonistic, materialistic, self-centered, and sexually immoral as the world in general.”1 Divorce is more common among “born-again” Christians than in the general American population. Only 6 percent of evangelicals tithe. White evangelicals are the most likely people to object to neighbors of another race.

Take ten minutes and please read the whole thing…and then pray!



  1. A plea to Evangelicals

    Please help me.
    I’m trying to understand.

    I know you believe in the Jesus Christ. He was called the Prince of Peace.
    I cannot figure out how or why so many Evangelicals support war. Or do they?
    Here are my questions.
    1. Do you believe in pre-emptive war?
    If so, how does that reconcile with what Christ taught us?
    2. Do you consider Bush to be a supporter of your principles?

    Last night on 60 minutes, reporter Bob Woodward describes his book in which he indicates Bush has been fascinated with the death counts in the Iraq war. He keeps asking how many we have killed. He is quoted as saying “Kill the b@$t@ards! Kill the b@$t@ards!”

    3. Are those attitudes by Bush something the Evangelicals support?
    4. Do you think Sarah Palin, like Bush, supports warfare in general, or this war in Iraq?
    5. Do evangelicals support the war in Iraq?

  2. Christianliberal:

    As with all things in this country, no one speaks for the Evangelical. I can only speak for me. To answer your questions (and thank you for them btw):

    1. No…war is war and is always about power.
    2. It depends what principles you are speaking about.
    3. Less and less Evangelicals are socially conservative.
    4. I have no idea.
    5. I doubt the majority do any more. I think Evangelicals support government in the sense that they believe God places people in positions of authority and then removes them again. But as to evangelicals supporting the war in Iraq, I suppose some do. Many do not.

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