Thursday, September 2, 2010

A Christian Nation?

It is often claimed that America is a Christian nation. Appeals for overseas missions are often made on the grounds that America is "reached". This is fueled by the majority of Americans who claim that they are Christians, but when we look to scripture for what a Christian is supposed to look like, we see little to no resemblance in our nation.

While researching this, I stumbled across the statistical reports of The Barna Group and a very disturbing reality became clear. America is far from Christian. In fact, by a conservative estimate, less than 4% of Americans are, in fact, Christians.