Houlton United Methodist Church

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In 2017 Barna research reported the number of born again Christians has declined in recent years. Barna used three criteria to evaluate who is born-again: (1) if a person has confessed their personal sin, (2) asked Jesus Christ to save them, and (3) believes they will live eternally in Heaven only because of His grace toward them. Barna reported that the proportion of adults who meet the born again criterion has been on a downward trajectory since 2010….Beyond these numbers, a real crisis of faith today is this: Basic Christian beliefs are now considered strange, irrelevant, extreme, and in some cases, dangerous by mainstream American culture.