I have recently been wondering how many Christians there really are in the world. I don’t just mean those that say they are believers in Christ, but how many people are there in the world that are actually living the way that Jesus lived? And it seems that there are also very few people who claim to be Christians who ever share the message of the gospel with others.
On Yahoo! Answers someone asked a similar question and the answer that was chosen as "best" was: "...if you go out of the USA, yes you see good Christians."
Well what about in the USA?
Over the last several years, I've heard a lot of people ask why churches in the USA have been dying. People have been really scratching their heads on this one, when it seems like a no-brainier to me. People simply aren't living like Jesus. Of course churches are going to die if people aren't willing to actually follow Christ (which is supposed to be what the word "Christian" means in the first place).
It seems as though many have not remember all that Christ has done for them. In their minds they like who He is, but deep in their hearts (whether they are aware of it or not) they are ashamed of Him. This makes what Jesus said really come home: "Whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man will also be ashed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels."
Lets show the world that there truly are bold followers of the one proven to be the Christ. I don’t mean "show" as in a prideful “I told you so” way. But rather by simply loving. By being the humble servants that Christ has called us to be. By always having our speech seasoned with salt so that others may know the glorious measure of the Messiah’s love and be filled with all of the fullness of God!
- Gary Ford II
Link for Yahoo anwsers