Only around 7 to 8 per cent of Evangelicals are actually practicing their faith.
Outspoken pastor Mark Driscoll says Christians need to be of stronger resolve because of “darker” days, and argues that “the church is dying,” in a promotional letter for an upcoming leadership conference in Seattle.
He explains, “Some will tell you that between 40% and 70% of Americans are believers. The latest statistics reveal that those actually practicing evangelical Christian faith is only around 7 to 8 per cent. The need for young Bible-believing, Jesus-following leaders is desperate and dire. My desire for the Resurgence Conference is to bring together some of the best teachers I know. Men with a lifetime of lessons to share. Men who are leading the resurgence.”
Christians are being ostracized, gay marriage is being legalized, the bandwagon has stopped carrying us and has started running over us,” he continues in the letter. “The church is dying and no one is noticing because we’re wasting time criticizing rather than evangelizing.
“The days are darker, which means our resolve must be stronger and our convictions clearer. This is not the hour to trade in work boots for flip-flops,” Driscoll adds. “You didn’t think you were here to kill time listening to Christian music until Jesus returned, did you?”
Source: Christian Post
That the Church is dying, should not come as a surprise to people who read and obey the Bible. People who do not practice their faith, needs to open their Bible and read about the hypocrites.
Jesus the Messiah warned us about the end of the age. A watered downed candy coated “gospel” will be preached. Many Christians will freely walk into deception, or turn lukewarm. Many spirit filled followers of Jesus will face betrayal by their own family member. The last days will be a season of deception, bloodshed and martyrdom.
The Messiah said bluntly that all who run the race to the end, will be saved. If you surrender to a compromising spirit, and turn a friend of the World, you will not make it to the Kingdom of Heaven.
Be wise. Do not surrender. Keep up the good fight.
Rather be hated by the whole World, than to take pleasure in sin, and regret for eternity in Hell. Let all men be liars, but God the truth.
Written by Ivar