Only 15 per cent of members of Church of Sweden believe in Jesus. “We are a Church that is inclusive”, explains Bishop Eva Brunne.
The Church in Sweden is one of the most liberal in the world. Among the Lutheran Christians, there are now only 15 per cent who have faith in Jesus.
Bishop Eva Brunne is not alarmed.
“That we have atheists among us, express that we are a Church that makes people curious. We are also a democratic Church, and a Church that is inclusive”, explains Brunne who is Bishop of Stockholm.
There will never be a day, where everyone who visits a Church building will be believers. But Jesus never called a “building” a Church.
The Church is a fellowship of living stones, a gathering of people who believe in Jesus.
That only 15 per cent of the “Christians” in Sweden believe in Jesus, is the best sign there is that Church membership should not be granted to infant’s that have been “baptized”.
Infants do not have faith. They might not believe in Jesus a single day of their life.
In Baptist or Pentecostal Churches, all members must have confessed faith in Jesus and be baptized before they are enrolled by the church registrar.
Not complicated, and absolutely Biblical.
Written by Ivar