What Young People Think About the Bible
Thom Rainer posted this on twitter a few weeks ago…
Just 6% of Millennials believe the Bible is the written word of God…
I don’t know what kind of poll was taken by Rainer and his organization, but regardles this is alarming.
It’s alarming for me as a young person to think how few of my peers really believe that the words of God are real.
It’s alarming to older generations because it means they haven’t done the best job of teaching the importance of scripture.
Of course, my number one question about this stat is ‘WHY?’
Why is it that so few of us believe in the Word?
I’m not saying I have the entire answer or all of the answer comes down to this, but I do believe that,
we’ve done a bad job of showing the power of scripture.
We haven’t lived it out and displayed its beauty and life changing truth.
You see, I know this about my generation. I know that we want to see to believe. We want to know that what we’re doing matters and is making a difference. We want the truth, but we want it verified.
After all, if it really is the word of the Almighty, it should change lives and countries and generations.
I think we’ve dropped the ball on verifying the truth of scripture.
of God… of Christ.
What do you think? Why do only 6% of young people (millennials) believe scripture to be the Word of God? Would love to hear your thoughts.
[I wrote 3 tips for reaching young people here.]