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Nominal Christians

Operation World points out the worldwide problem of those who are Christians by name only: “Nominalism has become a major issue. In many countries the ‘Christians’ themselves need to be evangelized. Their spiritual needs cannot be ignored. Living in the after-glow of a Christian heritage does not confer eternal life. Many traditionally Christian populations know nothing of a personal faith, true repentance from sin and a trust in the finished work of Christ for their salvation. It is estimated that 1.2 billion (60%) are nominal and non-practicing ‘Christians.’ Many millions more trust more in their good deeds than in God’s grace for salvation. Many areas of Europe, Latin America and parts of Africa and Asia are Christianized but unconverted. Occultism and sin reign unchallenged. Pray for renewal, re-evangelization and new growth in such areas.”