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Feb 07, 2019 by Michael

A Shocking 47% Of Millennials Say Evangelism Is Wrong

A recent study by Barna revealed that 47% of millennials agree that it is wrong to share one's personal belief with someone, reported Relevant Magazine. The research was aimed at getting a better understanding to what extent millennials believe sharing the Gospel and their faith.

“Almost half of Millennials (47%) agree at least somewhat that it is wrong to share one’s personal beliefs with someone of a different faith in hopes that they will one day share the same faith.”

Most of them were in agreement with statements like “the best thing that could ever happen to someone is for them to know Jesus” and “they know how to respond when someone raises questions about faith,” they had a different opinion however when sharing about one's faith.

From the report: “Almost half of Millennials (47%) agree at least somewhat that it is wrong to share one’s personal beliefs with someone of a different faith in hopes that they will one day share the same faith.”

The results show that millennials are the most evagelism-adverse generation on record and thus far higher than Gen X, Boomers and Elders. (Gen Z wasn’t included in the study.) 

The following statement from Barna Group president David Kinnaman said:

Even after they are committed to sustaining resilient faith, we must persuade younger Christians that evangelism is an essential practice of following Jesus. The data show enormous ambivalence among Millennials, in particular, about the calling to share their faith with others. 

Cultivating deep, steady, resilient Christian conviction is difficult in a world of ‘you do you’ and ‘don’t criticize anyone’s life choices’ and emotivism, the feelings-first priority that our culture makes a way of life. As much as ever, evangelism isn’t just about saving the unsaved, but reminding ourselves that this stuff matters, that the Bible is trustworthy and that Jesus changes everything.



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