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MONDAY, MAY 19, 2014  |  4 comments
Americans Claim to Attend Church Much More Than They Do
The United States has long been unusually religious for an affluent, industrialized Western nation — in survey after survey, Americans report relatively high levels of belief in God, affiliation with religious institutions and participation in worship services.

But counting churchgoers has always been a bit tricky. Some congregations tend to over-report attendance, seeking to demonstrate vitality. Others are more scrupulous, especially in denominations where churches pay assessments based on size. And it’s been evident for years that Americans tend to overstate their own religiosity: There is a persistent gap between the number of people who claim to go to worship services and the number who can actually be counted in pews. ...


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Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Stevenr wrote:
So, we are to be amazed that people lie?
Ah, yes, Stever,

1 Corinthians 6
9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals,
10 nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, shall inherit the kingdom of God.---NASB

However, when people are counted as members of a church, because they were baptized in them as infants, and people show up out curiosity, and they are welcomed at Indian Hills Community Church, but they are not counted as members of he church, so I think Strat is on the right track. A person gets little or nothing going to mainline church

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News Item5/19/14 10:17 AM
Strat  Find all comments by Strat
They should also research the numbers of people who are in church every Sunday yet their lives reveal no practical effects of it,being in a church that is just a social gathering and networking center is just as bad as not being there at all....read your bible and spend time with God and seek his face,if you can find a real church that is faithful to the word of God then go there as often as you can,if not,be patient and faithful until you do but never allow anyone to shame you into being somewhere that does more harm to your faith than good because of it's false doctrine.

Jesus said that no man comes to the father except by him,many people today will tell you that you need them as well to come to the father,its not about forsaking the breatheren or any such nonsense,its about your personal and real relationship with Jesus....Jesus says to the condemned "I never knew you" and knowing someone,some denomination,preacher or church member who claims to know him will do you no good in the end....you must know him and he must know you.

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News Item5/19/14 9:10 AM
Stevenr | Missouri  Find all comments by Stevenr
So, we are to be amazed that people lie?
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News Item5/19/14 8:43 AM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
The article did mention some other congregations want to under report attendance because of fees taken for the number of people who attend, if memory serves the United Methodists are one such the denomination. Of course, any attendance there is too much. United Methodists at the End of the Mainline. Considering the lack of substance in the sermons of main line and Catholic churches, this report is actually a positive.
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