Since Jesus said wisdom is justified by her children, the man centered formula of “just make a decision” gospel is proving to be less than the wisdom of God. Scott McKnight shares research that 90% of children raised in evangelical homes make a “decision” for Christ. However, two-thirds of that number decide to abandon their faith by the time they reach 35 years of age.
McKnight says the problem is in the gospel being preached today. Decision-ism is out of harmony with the Gospel proclaimed by the early church as demonstrated by the New Testament.
His answer? Stop tweaking a weak gospel and begin proclaiming the Historic-Apostolic Gospel of “King Jesus!” Now there’s a thought.