A Scandal Bigger Than Jimmy Swaggart. How the narrow path to salvation has become a four-lane highway. If you're a pastor or evangelist, you probably know the truth: About 90% of seekers that come forward in altar calls don't join a church. Yet, many pastors and evangelists continue to report a 100% salvation rate for all who come to the altar. Why? Patrick McIntyre's fascinating new book The Graham Formula: Why Most Decisions for Christ are Ineffective, exposes current methods of evangelism that produce a staggering number of stillborn - instead of born again - Christians. In his book, McIntyre examines why Billy Graham, the most famous evangelist developed a three-part formula, producing according to Graham, a 25% born-again rate among those who made decisions for Christ at his crusades. But most evangelists and pastors use only one-third of Graham's formula for success, turning it into a recipe for disaster. By giving seekers a small but deadly injection of hope, and then telling them they're saved, real salvation is even farther off. And the epidemic is church-wide. Charles E. Hackett, national director of the Assemblies of God home missions said, "we realize approximately 95 out of every hundred will not become integrated into the church." Church Growth magazine reported a 6% retention rate for 18,000 decisions. In 1995, a leading U.S. denomination reported 384,057 decisions. Only 6% were retained. Peter Wagner admitted only 3% to 16% of those who make a decision at crusades end up responsible members of a church. What started out as a temporary, questionable, timesaving device because of a shortage of counselors at Billy Graham crusades is now THE normal practice in thousands of churches across America. If you want to give an altar call that assured genuine results, identify the two evidences of salvation, and help nominal Christians understand their true condition, a prerequisite of revival, read The Graham Formula.
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