Josh Burek, of the Christian Science Monitor, has written a very compelling article on the resurgence of Calvinistic theology in America. In this article he features Capitol Hill Baptist Church of Washington, D. C. He also makes several statements about the state of American Christianity, statements which are sobering:
After reviewing a landmark opinion survey last year that showed a precipitous decline in the number of people who identify themselves as Christian, Newsweek declared ominously that we may be witnessing “the end of Christian America.”
The Barna Group, a California-based research firm, recently did a survey to find out how many US adults hold a “biblical worldview” – for instance, believe that the Bible is totally accurate, that a person cannot earn their way into heaven simply by doing good, that God is the all-powerful creator of the universe….The result: a steeple-thin 9 percent. Among 18-to-23-year-olds, it was 0.5 percent, fewer people than might show up at a Lady Gaga concert. Even among “born again” Christians, it was only 19 percent.”
And then there is powerful quote from Professor Gerald Bray of Beeson Seminary:
Today we have more Bibles and more study guides to Scripture than ever before, but people know the text itself less and less. This is disastrous.”
He is right. We are in great need of a BIBLICAL revival. A return to the Bible and a rock-solid commitment to the truths found within. A return to Biblical Christianity.