Nearly Half of Millennial Christians Believe Evangelism Is 'Wrong'

Faith | 2/7/2019 | John Ellis
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Being on the "wrong" side of the generation gap (older side) is a completely different experience than being on the "right" side (younger side). The older I get, the more curmudgeonly I feel. At times, though, my age, knowledge, and experience underline my differences with younger generations to the point where I must affirm that my side is the right side. Barna's recent report about the state of evangelism among practicing Christians highlights that there are times when the older generations need to hold the line against the folly of younger generations. The report reveals the staggering fact that nearly half of millennials who are practicing Christians believe that evangelism is wrong.

The study bears out that 94-97 percent of all practicing Christians believe "that the best thing that could ever happen to someone is for them to know Jesus." (Why that's not a solid 100 percent is beyond me, but that's a head-scratcher for another day.) However, despite this belief, Barna also discovered that "many Millennials are unsure about the actual practice of evangelism."

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To open their article, Barna correctly asserts, "Sharing one’s faith—evangelizing—is a core practice among many religions. For Christians, it’s viewed as a mandate from Jesus himself before he departed earth: commanding his disciples to 'spread the good news.'"

The last words of Jesus Christ before he left this...
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