ROTW Certified Statistic

Beliefs

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56% of churchgoers don’t believe that sharing their faith is an essential obligation of their Christian life.

This ROTW Certified Statistic is based on the following research:

  • 47% Pew Research Center, Washington, DC; U.S. Religious Landscape, 2007             
  • 60% The Institute for Studies of Religion, Baylor University; Baylor Religion Survey 2007
  • 61% Lifeway Research, Lebanon, TN; Unashamed Survey, October 2011
  • 57% National Opinion Research Center, University of Chicago; General Social Surveys 1972-2008

Scriptural Context

Sharing our faith is not an option!

  • Matthew 5:14-15 (NLT) - “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden. 15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house.
  • Matthew 10:32 (NIV) - Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.  But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
  • Mark 16:15 (NLT) - And then [Jesus] told them, “Go into all the world and preach the Good News to everyone.
  • John 20:21 (NLT) -  Again [Jesus] said, “. . . As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.”
  • John 4:35 (NLT) - You know the saying, ‘Four months between planting and harvest.’ But I say, wake up and look around. The fields are already ripe for harvest.