Tuesday, October 16, 2007

The State of American Christianity (according to Barna)

George Barna points that many of us claim to follow Jesus don't have a clue what it means to be broken and truly sorry for our sins...

"Very few American Christians have experienced a sense of spiritual brokenness that compelled them to who beg God for his mercy and acceptance through the love of Christ. We have a nation of 'Christians' who took the best offer, but relatively few who were so humiliated and hopeless for a holy and omnipotent God that they cried out for undeserved compassion. That helps to explain why in practical terms it's hard to tell the difference between those who have beliefs that characterize them as born again and those who don't" (quoted in David Bryant, CHRIST is ALL! 244)

Let us pray that a spirit of brokenness will sweep through our churches.


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