by Sally Matheny
|Have You Been Labeled a Christian?|
We know only God is truly able to judge a person’s mind and heart. Since there is only one God, some humans resort to other means of determining people’s beliefs. They conduct a survey!
Surveys are not always reliable. However several have concluded that approximately 75% of Americans claim to be Christians.
However, the majority of these “Christians” say they do not have a “biblical” worldview.
Obviously, people have different definitions of what it means to be a Christian.
To get a better perspective, the research organization, Barna Group, conducted a survey and went beyond simply checking a box labeled “Christian.”
One label term may be new to you— “post-Christian.”
According to the Barna Group’s survey, to qualify as a “post-Christian,” people have to meet nine or more of the following factors:
1. Do not believe in God
2. Identify as atheist or agnostic
3. Disagree that faith is important in their lives
4. Have not prayed to God (in the last year)
5. Have never made a commitment to Jesus
6. Disagree the Bible is accurate
7. Have not donated money to a church (in the last year)
8. Have not attended a Christian church (in the last year, not counting weddings or funerals)
9. Agree that Jesus committed sins
10. Do not feel a responsibility to “share their faith”
11. Have not read the Bible (in the last week)
12. Have not volunteered at church (in the last week)
13. Have not attended Sunday school (in the last week)
14. Have not attended religious small group (in the last week)
15. Do not participate in a house church (in the last year)