basically, a study was conducted (based on biblical record given in the gospels and working alongside pastore John Burke to develop survery questions) comprised of 20 agree/disagree questions. 10 of which were christ-like, 10 of which were self-righteous.
Christ-like actions & attitudes: I listen to others to learn their story before telling them about my faith, i see God given value in every person regardless of their past or present condition
Self-righteous actions & attitudes: I like to point out to those who do not have the right theology or doctrine, I believe we should stand against those who are opposed to Christian values
The findings reveal that most self-identified Christians in the U.S. are characterized by having the attitudes and actions researchers identified as Pharisaical. Just over half of the nation’s Christians—using the broadest definition of those who call themselves Christians—qualify for this category (51%). They tend to have attitudes and actions that are characterized by self-righteousness.
On the other end of the spectrum, 14% of today’s self-identified Christians—just one out of every seven Christians—seem to represent the actions and attitudes Barna researchers found to be consistent with those of Jesus.
In the middle are those who have some mix of action and attitude. About one-fifth of Christians are Christ-like in attitude, but often represent Pharisaical actions (21%). Another 14% of respondents tend to be defined as Christ-like in action, but seem to be motivated by self-righteous or hypocritical attitudes.
Interesting. Are you at all surprised by the results?
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