Culture Change

“Be the one who knows why they walk with Jesus.”
The Pew Forum took a survey in 2019. They discovered that 65% of Americans view themselves as Christians. This roughly equates to 213 million people claiming to follow Jesus, which is the definition of Christian.
Now, what if those 213 million Christians actually loved Jesus, which means obeying Him rather than the prevailing thought; became like Jesus, which means personally experiencing their lives changed to think, talk and choose like Jesus; and then shared with others what Jesus had done in their lives?
Our country would be much different than it currently is, right?
Yet, Christian leadership has failed. They were and are too busy teaching people what to think rather than giving them the tools to know how to think biblically so they can reason through the Scriptures and arrive at the what for themselves (1 Peter 3:15).
Want proof? Go to any college campus today, though I could include high schools as well. And, you’ll find the same thing I found some 40 years ago – boat loads of Christians who were raised in the church, but who stopped following Jesus.
How did this happen? Jesus said, “My sheep listen to My voice and follow Me.” If the sheep don’t get the tools to do this, when they are challenged by smart teachers and professors, they’ll end up saying, “Well, this is what my pastor taught me.” Or, “This is what my church believes.”
Following Jesus is not their own reasoned faith, but their pastor’s, priest’s or denomination’s.
Want to change the culture? Change the people. Want to change the people? Put them into direct contact with Jesus. Want to put them into direct contact with Jesus? Give them the tools to hear His voice and to search and reason through the Scriptures to discover what He is telling them.
Don’t know how? Contact me. I can show you. Then you can do what Jesus said in Matthew 28:18-20, “Go make disciples… baptizing them…and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”
Jesus can use you do something to change the culture…one person at a time.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *