Definition of Christian irony: Telling the world you are a bible-believing Christian; yet not believing the entire Bible.

get-real-in-jesus-nameNote the latest Barna poll and this story from World Net Daily that extols the following mind-numbing statistics:

  • 50 percent of folk who call themselves “Christian” don’t believe Satan exists
  • 35 percent of those dunderheads believe Jesus, while on earth, sinned
  • 40 percent of them say they do not have a responsibility to share their Christian faith with others
  • And 25 percent of these dolts don’t believe the Bible is the inerrant, infallible word of God

“Americans are increasingly comfortable picking and choosing what they deem to be helpful and accurate theological views and have become comfortable discarding the rest of the teachings in the Bible,” [Pollster George Barna] said.

See, this poll is awfully misleading; yet amazingly alarming.

There are tens of thousands of people who say, “Yeah, I’m a Christian” and the closest they have been to a church was last Christmas, Easter and Mother’s Day.

You know the type. They believe God’s last name is “damnit”, have no issues with drinking… I mean, getting tanked, has a Bible… in the trunk of their car collecting dust mites and somehow believe they are “deeply religious.” Oy!

However, one of the most fascinating findings in this poll is this:

By a margin of 71 percent to 26 percent adults “noted that they are personally more likely to develop their own set of religious beliefs than to accept a comprehensive set of beliefs taught by a particular church,” the report said.

wwjd-for-real1This is the homogenization of America, where people – sensitive people, we’ll call them “seekers” – can go to church, get bent out of shape because of a little conviction. So, they leave the service in a huff bound and determined to find a house of worship that doesn’t ruffle feathers, only combs their hair. Anyone feeling me yet?

It’s pathetic and a harrowing indictment of where Christendom is headed unless the Body of Christ gets active about evangelism and living out their salvation rather than hording it to themselves like the last piece of chicken in the bucket.

I’m sure these megachurches that house pastors who never preach hellfire and damnation are enjoying their um, “prosperity”. Tens of thousands of people warm pews across the states and around the globe watching animated messages, multimedia productions and pastors who prefer people call them “Ed” or “Joel” or “Bill” or even “Rick” rather than you know, “pastor“.

Which leads me to a question: What’s worse? A pulpit pimp who has no issue with where he stands biblically and publicly, nor with the Ferrari collection in his garage; or some of the pablum whores who refuse to minister God’s word with conviction for fear of offending someone?! I’d say that is a wash – a scalding, bubble-induced wash.

Before you answer, read this story and think about all the deceived people you know who believe they are completely Christian but believe that yin-yang tramp stamp they have makes them closer to “god”. Church, we have work to do because those pastors obviously have dropped the Bibleer, ball.

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Comments
  1. Jeane M. says:

    Here we go with these ‘famous’ (or should I say infamous?) polls once again. iibrock, “it’s sad to think that the gospel message is not getting out”, by whose estimation are you basing this on? What about the ministries, missionaries, and others you don’t even know about who ‘are’ spreading the Gospel far and wide? It’s amazing how many people are constantly saying “the Word isn’t getting out, when they can’t see what’s going on behind the ‘real’ scenes, and what God/Jesus are doing”. Truth be told, and I know this may sound harsh, but I could care less what these or any other ‘polls’ have to say, because God/Jesus are in control and ‘they’ know the real deal. The main for those who truly ‘are’ Christians to steer clear of things like this by continuing to spread the Gospel as Jesus commanded us to do.

  2. jjbrock says:

    It’s sad to think that the gospel message is not getting out. Who in there right mind would believe that our Lord and Savior committed any sin. WOW!

  3. hiscrivener says:

    Nice. Very nice, Pamela. If some of the Christians I have known decided to take up salvation as their career, dear God, I would pray for the rapture so, so, so much.

  4. Pamela says:

    For those that believe that Jesus sinned, what on earth is their Christianity based on????? I guess any of us could be a savior if we put ourselves on the cross.

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  6. hiscrivener says:

    JC – Well, well. I knew you were omnipresent, but you blog too? Hrm. That’s um, great? Man, I need to buy a spell check or something since I have such high-profile posters now.

    VAUGHN – Well said, and you are right. Many people go to be “seen”, instead of being “heard”. Those are the ones who are um, lukewarm? Personally, I like the red hot, much like another bricks on this wall that can be visited to your right. You’re welcome to post here, shake your head and ruminate what is really going on.

    Peace to you both,
    HiScrivener

  7. Jesus Christ says:

    Of course I’ve never sinned. Hello, people, I’m the freakin’ son of God…nothing I do can be a sin, by DEFINITION.

  8. Vaughn says:

    That poll may be quite similiar to others, according to what region of the country you poll. It’s no more amazing for me to talk to church folk after services and hear some of the most unprofound idiocy that can be spewed, saying this because they know the word (or atleast quote it quite often) and say things contrary to what it prescribes. I have the maturity not to shake my head, but inside that is going on.

    Paraphrasing a verse from the bible by saying, that in all points He (Jesus) was tempted, yet without sin. Alot of folks that you encouter believe this due to our depravity as a human race.

    I’m somewhat drained because I’ve posted a thread in a blog about how we’re to defend the faith. Because it’s very apparent where people actually stand by what comes out of their mouths.

    As far as the folks that only come to church on holidays, who are we really fooling?

    Just found this site a day or so ago, you’ve got my info in the bottom of the page.

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