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That is concerning, but the phrasing of the questions seemed to be designed o elicit negative responses. Barna appears to have gone anit-christianity and anti-church himself. Revolution is just as negative. have to wonder myself how much of whatever he is clearly going through personally is influcing the data they are getting back. The reality is those answers contradict one another. The church is either unchaning and old fashioned, or recently borken. That he claims both is a big problem for me. also yes christianity is old fashioned. The bible says clearly believe accept Jesus Christ or choose hell. We need to do a better job of lovingly sharing that message, but it is the message of Jesus Christ. The church is the one thing on earth that Jesus and od promise to empower and bless. That seems to get ignored by a lot of these anti-church advocates.
I am willing to bet REAL money that not ONE..NOT ONE...speaker at this years International Wesleyan Youth Convention that Christ is the ONLY way to heaven. They will speak on accountability, media, lifestyle, Bible reading, but NOT ONE will mention atheism, Islam, cults, Mormonism, Pluralism, Post-modernism, etc. KEEP this comment somewhere until Januaray (with the conference in late Dec) and see if I am right. If I am wrong, fantastic but both Barna and I know I am not. If you are asking the question, "well, why wont they mention Christ as the only way?" The answer is this, in order to remain as professional speakers, they less waves they make, the more people they can speak to. See you in Orlando.
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