Two recent polls underlines the need for apologetic ministries such as Reachout Trust and why other groups often have a better press. The reason is simple – they know what they believe and preach it!
Christians in America
According to a new Barna Group Poll, 40% of those in America who call themselves Christians, do not believe that have any responsibility to share their Christian faith with others, and a worrying 25% dismiss the Bible as inaccurate in some of the principles it teaches. This of course leads to choosing the bits you like and misrepresenting the Lord.
As George Barna, the head of the polling group, noted; millions of people who describe themselves as Christian, believe Jesus sinned and those who say they will experience eternal salvation because they have confessed their sins and accepted Christ as their savior, also believe that a person can do enough good works to earn eternal salvation.
Is Britain any better?
Last month, Ted Baehr, who founded The Christian Film & Television Commission ministry in 1985, and who is also a a professional scholar and theologian. said that a new survey recently showed that 70 percent of people in Great Britain doubted the biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ.
In good apologetic style , he commented that they were“gravely mistaken,” because:
“Top scholars, historians and experts have confirmed that the Bible is the most historically and intellectually reliable ancient text in the whole world, including the Bible’s account of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and the apostles and disciples who wrote the New Testament documents,”
It is time we stopped messing about as Christians and KNOW what we believe, WHY we believe it, and HOW to tells others. Only then will the true Gospel of Jesus Christ be preached and even if we do not get a better press at least we will be condemned for the truth!