During my morning devotions today, I pursued my normal routine. It not only deals with reading/studying the particular subject I am on at the time (right now I am studying the New Testament Book of John) and a quick look at the day’s news.
One of the elements of John’s Gospel is how much we read about what our faith is based on. When leading someone to Christ, I will suggest they start reading their Bible in the Book of John, and note how many times they find the words, “believe, believing or believed” and not how important faith is.
I found the following facts in my email inbox from one of the greatest apologists of our time, Josh McDowell and it gave me pause:
63% of our churched youth don’t believe Jesus is the Son of the one true God.
58% believe all faiths teach equally valid truths.
68% don’t believe the Holy Spirit is a real entity.
70% don’t believe an absolute moral truth exists.
I am convinced that Jesus is the Son of the true God, and that He is the ONLY way to heaven. I am convinced that the Gospel is our “true road map to heaven” and I believe in the Holy Spirit’s operation in the world today. And finally I DO believe there is absolute moral truth.
In a culture that is self-absorbed and filled with moral relativism play out in situational ethics, I am convinced that our need to proclaim the pure, unadulterated Gospel is the most important thing we can do.
I believe! Do you?