Tuesday, October 08, 2002

"By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples if ye have love one to another.” John 13:35 ----- “If you continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed. “ John 8:31 ----- “So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14:33---- Also see Luke 14:26

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- A well-known Christian researcher says the church in America today is composed of many converts, but shockingly few disciples. When you read the above verses you see why there are so few disciples in America today. For the most part we want more of the best in this life than the next. Barna also states “when Christian adults were asked to identify the most important goal for their life, not a single person said it was to be a committed follower of Christ, or to make disciples of Christ.

Other findings included that the vast majority of born-again Christians do not believe absolute truth exists. And less than 1% thought there was a connection between their efforts to worship God and their development as a disciple of Jesus.

In addition, when given 13 basic teachings from the Bible, only one percent of adult believers firmly embraced all 13 as being Biblical principles.”

I believe the best way we can change this situation is prayer. Revive me oh Lord according to Your Righteousness and Word.