By: Mark and Cindy Kujawa, Chaplains at Vision Christian Media
Recently, the 2021 census results were released. In the midst of much information, it was revealed that in Australia, 11.1 million (43.9% of the population) consider or identify themselves as Christian.
BUT OF THE 11.1 MILLION CHRISTIANS
47% of Christians NEVER read their bible on their own
56% never have a spiritual conversation
48% believe that the bible is the inspired Word of God
43.9% say they are a Christian BUT just 3% actively practice their faith
John 15:9 says –
As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you; abide in My love.
In the Greek, ABIDE means to remain as one, not to become another or different, to not perish, to last, tarry, continue, held & kept, endure, stand, to sojourn, to dwell and to be present.
Then Jesus said to his disciples,“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”
Just food for thought, but are we in the 43.9% that just identify or consider ourselves Christians, or are we in the 3% that actively ABIDE IN HIM and practices our faith daily.