The Barna Group reported recently that the decline in the number of mainline Protestant churches and members of mainline churches may be due, in large measure, to a lack of faith.
Only 49% of mainline adults describe themselves as “absolutely committed to Christianity.” And, 72% say they are more likely to develop their own religious beliefs than to adopt those taught by their denomination or church.
Encourage everyone you meet to establish a committed, personal, biblical relationship with God through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. A diligent study of the Holy Bible is a vital part of an accurate, profound theology as well as a rewarding life celebrating the true, the good, and the beautiful.
– Sources: The Barna Group, 12/07/09.