The senior vice president of the American Family Association has warned that churches in America continue to receive a failing grade when it comes to categories such as prayer, discipleship and worship, and said that unless something dramatic happens, this dark future will remain in place.
“So, the current report card points to failure and will likely continue unless something dramatic happens. Christians today are not only losing ground to Jesus’ command to make disciples but the growing population of unchurched refuse to embrace our worldview and are growing more antagonistic to our beliefs about Jesus Christ,” Smith wrote in an article on the AFA website, while commenting on the book, Churchless, by George Barna and David Kinnaman, which examined the rising population of adults in America who do not attend church.
“The friction is heating up between these opposite and competing worldviews by an antagonistic, progressive and emboldened effort from popular culture to evangelize the Church,” he added.
Barna, which is a Christian research company, has long been warning about the growing resistance of American adults to church outreach efforts. Major statistics shared in 2014 from 42,855 interviews found that only 47 percent of adults who do not attend church said they were open to being invited to church by a friend — which was down from 65 percent in 1993.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post