Facts and reality need to be made clear to everyone — a person who does not believe in the entirety of the Holy Scriptures, that does not believe in the virgin birth of Jesus, does not believe in His resurrection on the third day, that does not believe Jesus was both God the divine and man the human Who came to earth and died for our sins? That person, or those people ARE NOT Christians no matter what they claim, think, call themselves, the world or the media calls them or thinks they are — they ARE NOT Christians.
A person cannot ignore or deny to entire core and foundation of something yet claim it to be real in their lives. Especially when it comes to being a genuine Christian, a true disciple of Jesus.
We are in the middle of Holy Week.
We just experienced Palm Sunday, in memory of;
The Triumphal Entry
And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he drew near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here. If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’” So those who were sent went away and found it just as he had told them. And as they were untying the colt, its owners said to them, “Why are you untying the colt?” And they said, “The Lord has need of it.” And they brought it to Jesus, and throwing their cloaks on the colt, they set Jesus on it. And as he rode along, they spread their cloaks on the road. As he was drawing near—already on the way down the Mount of Olives—the whole multitude of his disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen, saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” And some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” He answered, “I tell you, if these were silent, the very stones would cry out.”
Luke 19:28-40 — English Standard Version
Only to FIVE DAYS LATER many of the same throngs from above most likely in that crowd then yelling;
…but they kept shouting, “Crucify, crucify him!”
Luke 23:21 — English Standard Version
Such appears the current state of professed Christianity in Britain today. They crucify the truth while not believing in the resurrection of the Lord. All the while over half — 54% deny the Bible, deny the words of Jesus, deny the words of the prophets and apostles in over 100 verses pertaining to how Jesus died for our sins!
But I guess modern-day folks know so much more, so much better than does God our Father, Jesus our Lord, the Holy Spirit, the apostles, the prophets and all that is contained in the unchangeable, eternal, living inerrant Word of God.
Especially in Britain and America these days.
The church is apostate. We are in the Great Falling Away. The prophecy of the rise of false teachers, wolves in sheep’s clothing entering and devouring the flock, all the itching ears turning to lies, the people being given over to reprobate, unrighteous minds for their turning from God, turning from the truth which they knew but refused — we are living. Right now.
Only 46% of those calling themselves “Christians” in the United Kingdom believe Jesus died for our sins and in the resurrection?
And we are to anticipate a new Great Awakening? A new Great Revival? That everything is fine and well? That the church and state of Christianity is healthy and of sound body obeying the Head?
ACP — A Crooked Path
Wednesday, April 17th, 2019
Just 46% of U.K. Christians believe Jesus died, resurrected
By Michael F. Haverluck
April 16, 2019
Reprinted from: One News Now
A new poll reveals that less than half (46 percent) of the Christians in the United Kingdom believe in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ for the world’s sins.
Results from a BBC poll conducted last month on more than 2,000 British adults were announced by a BBC radio program Sunday, spurring the host to ask, “How much of the traditional Easter story is actually optional for Christians?”
Church doubting foundation of their faith?
The preceding question appeared to be indirectly answered by commentary the show aired from Anglican priest and author of How to Be a Bad Christian … and a Better Human Being, Dave Tomlinson, who rationalized why he believes less Britons embrace the biblical Easter account.
“It just doesn’t make sense,” Tomlinson insisted, noting that he observes many evangelicals also doubting the Easter story and Jesus’ atonement for the sin of man. “I think it makes God out to be some kind of weird monster, really.”
However, more than eight of 10 regular churchgoing Christians believe that Jesus Christ died and rose again to provide forgiveness of sins.
“The program added that – according to the poll – 82 percent of Christians who attend worship services at least once a month overwhelmingly agree that the Easter story is true,” Breitbart News recounted from the BBC show. “So it would seem the numbers depend greatly on how individuals define themselves: Respondents can say they identify as Christians, insist they don’t believe Christ died and rose from the dead for the forgiveness of their sins – but it appears most of them don’t identify as Christians enough to attend church at least once a month.”
There were a number of pointed responses to BBC’s tweet unleashing the poll’s results – that a majority of U.K. Christians do not believe in Christ’s death and resurrection for their sins.
“Um…. then they are not Christians,” one Twitter follower asserted, while another asked, “How can they say they’re Christian if they don’t believe in the main part of the story?”
Another bluntly made the following conclusion:
“This makes them not Christians,” a straightforward Twitter user posted.
One skeptic tweeted a question implying that is it not fair for people who do good – according to man – are not going to heaven.
“What do you call someone who lives their life in the way Jesus did – loving everyone, fighting injustice, following the Sermon on the Mount – but who doesn’t think Jesus was/is God and didn’t rise again after his death?” the tweet posed.
But a wise answer based in Scripture was soon provided.
“Tragic. Because if you’re living the way Jesus did, it’s impossible that He wouldn’t have inspired your soul to search for Him and understand that being holy is infinitely more than just being nice and good,” a Twitter user replied. “That means you’ve turned down His invite for you to really follow Him.”
Unfaithful then and now
Before Easter in 2017, somewhat different results were generated from a similar poll that asked Britons numerous questions about their belief – or unbelief – with more than four out of five Britons believing at the time that Easter celebrates a fictitious story.
“Just 17 percent of the general public believe word-for-word the Bible account of the Resurrection, [while] a quarter of people who describe themselves as Christians in Great Britain do not believe in the resurrection of Jesus – a survey commissioned by the BBC suggests,” the BBC poll of 2,010 British adults conducted by ComRes divulged in April 2017. “However, almost one in 10 people of no religion say they do believe the Easter story, but it has ‘some content that should not be taken literally.’”
Shockingly, less that a third of self-proclaimed Christians on the island nation accepted a literal interpretation of Scripture, while just over half of regular churchgoing believers took the Bible at its Word.
“Thirty-one (31) percent of Christians believe word-for-word the Bible version, rising to 57 percent among ‘active’ Christians – those who go to a religious service at least once a month,” BBC relayed from the poll at the time. “Exactly half of all people surveyed did not believe in the resurrection at all.”
Britons were closely divided about their belief in eternity.
“Forty-six (46) percent of people say they believe in some form of life after death, and 46 percent do not, [while] 20 percent of non-religious people say they believe in some form of life after death,” the poll report added. “Nine percent of non-religious people believe in the Resurrection – 1 percent of whom say they believe it literally.”