1997-06-24 - You are a Temple of the Holy Spirit
"Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you." 1 Corinthians 3:16
The recent success of the television show, "Touched by an Angel" prompted a recent survey by the Barna Research Group. Nationwide the consensus of Americans, 61% of them, is that the Holy Spirit does not exist. These respondents agreed with the question, "the Holy Spirit is a symbol of God's presence or power, but is not a living entity." This is really not all that surprising. What surprised me was the following. The majority of professing born-again Christians, 55%, also reject the existence of the Holy Spirit. My response has really been, that I am speechless. Professing born-again Christians!?!
"The greatest difference (that I know) in all the Book of God, between saints and sinners is, that the one hath the Spirit, and the other hath not." Walter Cradock
"In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation, having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise." Ephesians 1:13
This study said: "America appears to be drowning in a sea of relativistic, non-biblical theology. We are living in amidst the dilution of traditional, Bible-based Christian faith. Millions of Americans are comfortable calling themselves Christian even though their beliefs suggest otherwise." Pray for our nation and those who profess faith in Christ.
Soli Deo Gloria,