You Say You’re A Christian?

J. Fields
Have you ever come across someone whom you were eventually shocked to find out they were a Christian? While you are thinking about that question let me give you a few statistics that were taken in 2020 in regards to Christianity. According to a 2020 Gallup Study, approximately 50% of Americans say they belong to a church. In 1999 the statistics stated that almost 70% of Americans said they were regular church attenders. In a 2020 Gallup Poll, it was shown that only 42% of millennials attend church, one of the lowest generational percentages. After reading these couple of statistics you may be asking the same thing I was, if almost half of the American
population states that they belong to a church then how in the world can this Nation be in such an uproar and shambles?
So now back to my original question; Have you ever come across someone whom you were eventually shocked to find out they were a Christian? I ask this because “the church” has been gaining a bad rap because it has fallen away from living in alignment with the way Christ intended it or I should say us to live. Over the years I have been in churches and have often times scratched my head wondering “is that really the way God would want a Christian to act”, I’m smart enough to know that there is no one who is perfect outside of Jesus but, we are called
to be Christ-like. 1 John 2:6 “ Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.” Can you imagine how full churches would be if the 50% of Americans who say they belong to a church really did show up or even if they lived the way the church was created to live?
Overall crime (violence, murder, rape, assault) is all up across America as a whole. We
are living, watching, and hearing about crime every time we turn on the news. The days when we felt safe to leave our vehicles unlocked are out the window. America needs a wake-up call, it needs to be shaken, and it needs a revival! The church is one of the greatest tools that God has given us, folks we are the church! If we want to see a Nation that repents and falls back in love with the Creator of the Universe then that change must start with us. America needs a fresh anointing; it needs another mighty revival!
2 Chronicles 7:14
“If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Pastor Jason

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