The common business practice – “fake it until you make it or Act like you know what you are doing until you do” – has also been accepted as normal in our lives of faith.
Craig Groeschel in his book Weird writes: If you have just enough Christ to satisfy you, but not to change you . . . then something is wrong.
A recent comprehensive Pew Forum Survey demonstrated some surprising statistics:
** Absolutely Certain Belief in God: Mainline Protestants – 73 percent.
** Many religions can lead to Eternal life: Mainline Protestants – 83 percent.
** Belief in Heaven: Mainline Protestants – 77 percent.
How did we get here? How did we lose certainty in the pews?
Certainly this is not what we set out to teach people.
How have we drifted this far?
What can we do to get back to living lives that are changed?