I just read the lastest Barna survey which said,”The majority of American Christians do not believe that Satan is a real being or that the Holy Spirit is a living entity.” Nearly 60% of professing Christians took this stance. Only 35% disagreed about the part related to Satan and only one-third disagreed with the part about the Holy Spirit.
This goes to show what a mess we’re in today! By their own admission the majority of professing Christians do not really believe the Bible. The bottom line is–we have a huge mission field right on our door step. Churches all across America are filled with unsaved people–it is reflected by the way they live. Other surveys show that there is virtually no difference in the behavior of those who profess to be Christians and those who don’t. It is no wonder that “Christianity” is repulsive to so many people. The hypocrisy is evident.
While all this is troubling, it should not surprise us. The Bible clearly tells us that, as this age wears on,”evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”(2 Tim. 3:13). So, don’t expect things to get better until Jesus comes.
Dear friends don’t let this discourage you. Keep your focus on Jesus and the commission He has given us. Our mission is not to change the world, but to win others to Christ. You don’t have to travel half way around the world to be used of God. As I said earlier–“we have a huge mission field right on our door step.” Tell someone about Christ today. He alone can save their soul and transform their life. It is our job and our joy to tell them about Jesus! Think about it!