Test results are in…
Sometimes those words can be dreadful, other times, a sigh of relief may accompany them – it all depends on what the results are.
Unfortunately, if we look at the US results for religion, the test results are in and they are really obscure, at least to me.
A look at the 114th Congress – the one taking office this year, reveals 92% claim to be Christians. 57% of them Protestant, and about 31% Catholic (15% Baptist). Interestingly, this is greater than the average of the US at 73% Christian, 49% Protestant, 22% Catholic and 17% Baptist. (Source: Pewforum.org)
If this is our leadership make-up, then what is happening in America?
Of course, we must be conscious of the fact that the results above are based on self-assertions and not fact-based evidence.
So if over 90% of our government is Christian, and almost three quarter of our nation is Christian, why don’t we see more Christianity during our day? My guess is it’s because of me.
You see, I don’t flaunt my Christianity. I don’t have a bumper sticker that says “Got Jesus? – it’s hell without Him.” I don’t wear my Christian T-shirts everywhere I go. I don’t say a prayer before making every decision I need to make. I don’t witness to every stranger I meet. I don’t go to church every time the door is open. I don’t give to every poor person I meet. I don’t show love to everyone in every opportunity I have. I don’t invite everybody I know to church. I don’t . . .
You see – it’s my fault that Christianity isn’t visible in America. Can you do anything to help?
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15 (ESV)