“The United States is one of the largest mission fields in the world. If you took all the unsaved people in the U.S. and made them a nation of their own, it would be the fifth most populous nation on earth today.” George Barna
This quote is a real eye opener, but not surprising if you put it with these next two statistics. Seven out of ten young people renounce their faith in their college years, and only 6% percent of people over 25 ever come to salvation.
If we count the people that never attended church and those of other world religions along with the group above, than you wonder that the number is not even bigger and I suspect that it is.
There is a group that is classified as notional Christians and of this group it is anyone’s guess as to their understanding of God’s requirements. It is not for us to say, but as an evangelist it is my calling to reach all of those in need of the Gospel. Are there any in this group that needs the Gospel? I would say yes and I will share it.
When I discuss the Bible with someone that tells me that they are a believer, they either eagerly enter into a conversation glad to have the opportunity, or they are openly upset, or completely nonplused that I even mentioned the Bible. Are the nonplused and the upset saved? Again I leave that to God, but light is given to shine.
Yes many profess that this is a country where one’s religion is a private matter, but this is not what God says.
Matthew5.15 Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Matthew10.27 What I tell you in the dark, say in the light, and what you hear whispered, proclaim on the housetops.
Published on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 @ 7:26 AM CDT