Kie Bowman said the report was one he thought he’d never see.
“I had to look twice to make sure it wasn’t click bait,” he said.
But it wasn’t. It was a Barna report with this statistic — 47 percent of young adult Christians in America now believe it’s wrong to evangelize.
But 94 percent of them still said the best thing that could happen in someone’s life is for that person to find Jesus, he said.
“It sounds incomprehensible,” said Bowman, pastor of Hyde Park Baptist and The Quarries Church, Austin, Texas.
But that’s the reality the Church lives in today, he told the crowd present for the evening session of the Alabama Baptist Evangelism Conference at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church, Birmingham, on Feb. 25.
Christians have always faced a world that doesn’t want the gospel, but now they also a face a Church who doesn’t want to offer it to them, he said.
It’s a tragedy, Bowman said, but what’s lacking in the Church today is an ambition for the mission.
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