Forty-Five Percent Born Again?

While 80% of Americans say they are Christian, 45% call themselves «Born Again Christians» according to Barna Group, Ventura, California, USA

Forty-Five percent of Americans say they have a personal commitment to Jesus Christ, have confessed their sins and accepted Christ as Savior according to The Barna Group. But even survey author George Barna agrees that not all born again Christians are bearing fruit. What we›re finding is that there is still a lot of superficiality related to the fact that a lot of people have recognized that the spiritual dimension of their life is important. Barna finds that 36-percent of Americans are what he calls NOTIONAL CHRISTIANS, they describe themselves as Christians but do not meet the born again definition.

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  1. Herbert Johnson :

    Jesus said that to see or to enter the Kingdom of God we must be born (gennao) again, but He didn’t say when or how we are to make this change. This is what He did say:
    John 3:8 «The wind blows where it wants to. You hear its sound, but you don’t know where it comes from or where it is going. That’s the way it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.»

    He said everyone who is born of the Spirit is like the wind. The wind cannot be seen. So neither can anyone who is born again of the Spirit be seen because they are spirit and no longer flesh and blood humans, so says Jesus. Everyone born of the Spirit is spirit. A spirit can be heard but not seen, as the wind.

    John 3:6 What is born of the flesh is flesh, and what is born of the Spirit is spirit. A human is born of the flesh and is flesh, not spirit. A human can be seen, and is not like the wind. A spirit is invisible. A human is visible. Unless anyone is spirit and not flesh, he is not born again, born from above or born of God, according to Jesus.

    What then did Jesus mean when He said» Unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God?

    1st Corinthians 15:50 «And I say this, brothers, that flesh and Blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does Corruption inherit incorruption.
    what is born of the Spirit is spirit. Is that plain enough?

    1Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I speak a mystery to you; we shall not all fall asleep, but we shall all be changed;
    Changed how? Changed into a spirit being.

    1Corinthians 15:52 in a moment, in a glance of an eye, at the last trumpet. For a trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall all be changed (be born again).

    Unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

    1Corinthians 15:53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality (be born again). You, as a flesh and blood human cannot see or inherit the Kingdom of God until you are born again as spirit according to Jesus.

    Jesus’ statements are specific and can’t be disputed. Other scriptures are ambiguous concerning born or
    Begotten again. Do you believe Jesus?

    Jesus was born again. Col.1:16,18

    Proof may be defined as sufficient evidence to convince the observer that a particular hypothesis is true.

  2. About 15 years ago I ran a study on born again Christians in America and at that time according to the source only about 15% fell into this group, if now we have 45%, then to me this would indicate that the fulfillment of all prophecies is quickly approaching. Fact is, I know of only one prophesy that has not occurred and when that happens, the time of the gentiles will be fulfilled. for those who claim to be born again it would be well with them to realize at the time of their spiritual rebirth their spirit and the Holy Spirit were joined together!

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