Posts Tagged ‘Ministry’

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Are My Neighbors Going to HELL?

November 15, 2007

It’s a question that many believers ask themselves on a regular basis.  It appears to be a fair and valid question for those of us living in the USA since 70 to 80 percent of people identify themselves as Christians!   But what is the truth?

Check out this Leadership Journal article that talks about the 5 different types of “Christians” in today’s world.

While between 70 and 80 percent of people in the United States identify themselves as Christian according to a number of studies, what those people mean by the term varies widely. Respondents to our new survey were almost evenly divided among five categories:

* Active Christians (19%): Committed churchgoers, often in positions of church leadership; believe salvation comes through Jesus Christ; Bible readers.

* Professing Christians (20%): Similar beliefs to Active Christians, but less committed to church attendance; focus more on personal relationship with God and Jesus, less on Bible reading or faith sharing.

* Liturgical Christians (16%): High level of spiritual activity; regular churchgoers, recognizing the authority of the church; predominantly Catholic and Lutheran.

    * Private Christians (24%): Largest and youngest segment; believe in God and have spiritual interest, but not within the church context; only one-third attend church at all, almost none are church leaders.

    * Cultural Christians (21%): God aware, but do not view Jesus as essential to salvation; affirm many ways to God; express little outward religious behavior.

Now that you know, what will you do about it?

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