1Where do you stand? Do you “shrink” with conditional statements of faith, or do you “step-up” and add to the conversation regarding Christ, faith, and life?
If you ask the average man or woman on the street if he or she believes in God, you’re likely to get a “Yes.” In fact, most Americans say they believe in God despite the general secularism of American society.
❯ Yes, but…
But, probe a little behind that “yes,” and you’ll hear a lot of “Yes, but…”
- “…but not like organized religion talks about Him.”
- “…but not like the Bible portrays Him.”
- “…but I’m not religious.” (i.e. “I’m not associated with a church”)
The fact is that modern Americans are largely “Yes, but…” believers. This allows them to keep the faith and spirituality they want, while divorcing faith from the religious trappings they don’t want: the Bible and the Church.
❯ The American Faith
How did American faith get this way? I blame American churches (of all kinds). On any given Sunday morning you could find a grab bag…
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