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51 Percent of American Churchgoers Unfamiliar With the Term ‘Great Commission’; Barna.

Blog Note. … “ For the time will come whent they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” (2 Timothy 4:3-4).

… “ Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron.” (1 Timothy 4:1-2).

… “ For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.” (2 John 7).

… “ Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” (2 Peter 3:3-4). End of note.

51 Percent of American Churchgoers Unfamiliar With the Term ‘Great Commission’; Barna.

A little over half of American churchgoers are not familiar with the term “Great Commission,” according to a study conducted by the Barna Group and the Seed Company. The “Great Commission” is a term used to describe Jesus’ call to evangelism in Matthew 28:18-20: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age”. The “Great Commission” is a term used to describe Jesus’ call to evangelism in Matthew 28:18-20. In a report released Tuesday, Barna found that 51 percent of church attendees in the United States were unfamiliar with the term “Great Commission.” From there, 25 percent of respondents said they heard of it but did not recall its “exact meaning,” 17 percent knew for sure, and 6 percent said they were not sure. “The data indicates that churches are using the phrase less, which may reveal a lack of prioritizing or focusing on the work of the Great Commission, but may also indicate that the phrase, rather than the scriptures or the labor, has simply fallen out of favor with some,” noted Barna. Barna drew from data based off of interviews conducted last October of 1,004 American adult churchgoers, with the term “churchgoers” being defined as someone who had attended worship within the past six months. Churches are not emphasizing evangelism.

An organization headed by Barna Group founder George Barna, the ACFI, noted last December that a decreasing number of churches “emphasize and equip people for evangelism these days, and the results are obvious and undeniable.” “The implications of ignoring gospel outreach — especially among children, who are the most receptive audience to the gospel — are enormous,” stated ACFI. “All the ‘church growth’ strategies in the world cannot compensate for the absence of an authentic transmission of the good news of what Jesus Christ has done for humanity.”

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