From The Free Lance Star at Fredericksburg.com
"But while the American Christian church is more alive than the church in Europe, [Pollster George] Barna believes, "Americans are not as devoted to their faith as they would like to believe. They have positive feelings about their faith but faith is rarely the focal point of their lives or a critical factor in their decision making." "
But the problem is.....does anyone want to change? I think the Americans that they are talking about, who have the "positive feelings" think everything is a-ok in their life. Why should they change?
Here is more of the article:
"I wonder what would happen if the 80 percent of Americans who identify ourselves as Christians would begin deeply practicing our faith--if we studied until we understood sound doctrine, and prayed until we began to see God all around us; practiced service and, yes, solitude, meditation, and fasting.
Would our conflicts diminish? Would there be less road rage, fewer bitter political campaigns, a greater commitment to marriage, more quality time spent with kids? Would we be less depressed and more full of life?
Would the American Christian church of 2050 then be found vital and vibrant, a powerful force for good in this world? Would atheists bite their tongues because they simply could not argue with the reality of all those changed lives?
I'm thinking that would be the case. I'm thinking it begins with me. And maybe you."
What would it take to become sold out?
My opinion is, if you believe in God, than why not all the way? What will you lose by believing him 100%....and on the opposite side, what are you losing by not believing His Word 100%?
I don't want to miss out on ANYTHING He has for me.
"What will people think
When they hear that Im a jesus freak
What will people do
when they find that its true
I dont really care
if they label me a jesus freak
There aint no disguising the truth
Kamikaze, my death is gain
Ive been marked by my maker
A peculiar display"
Jesus Freak by DC Talk