Unchristian Christians?

Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.  Galatians 5:25

A fascinating new book entitled Unchristian takes a scientific look at how young people (16 to 29-year-olds) view Christians.  The results ain’t flattering.

In short, a whopping 49% have a negative view of Christians.  When asked to describe Christians, here were the most popular answers:

  • judgmental
  • hypocritical
  • out of touch with reality
  • boring
  • insensitive
  • confusing
  • more concerned with converting rather than loving
  • too political

Yikes. So, how on earth can we counter all those negative perceptions?  Maybe that’s exactly the wrong question.  We can’t.  God can.

God promises that if we’ll just let Him work through us, here’s what the world will see (notice that it’s a slightly different list than the one above):

  • love
  • joy
  • peace
  • patience
  • kindness
  • goodness
  • faithfulness
  • gentleness
  • self-control

DON’T BE UNCHRISTIAN