Who Needs Sound Doctrine?

According to a recent story in USA Today about 65% of American Christians do.

Going to church this Sunday? Look around.

The chances are that one in five of the people there find "spiritual energy" in mountains or trees, and one in six believe in the "evil eye," that certain people can cast curses with a look — beliefs your Christian pastor doesn’t preach.

In a Catholic church? Chances are that one in five members believe in reincarnation in a way never taught in catechism class — that you’ll be reborn in this world again and again.

Elements of Eastern faiths and New Age thinking have been widely adopted by 65% of U.S. adults, including many who call themselves Protestants and Catholics, according to a survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life released Wednesday.

The truly sad part of this story is that most Christians couldn’t tell you why this is tragic.

Churches have become social and entertainment centers instead of places where people worship God and hear the preaching and teaching of His word.  We did away with Sunday School and now have “Children’s Church”.  We did away with bible study and now have support groups.

And we wonder why Christians today are so screwed up in their values, morals and knowledge of God.