Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Poll results: Age you accepted Jesus into your heart

Question asked:
How old were you when you decided to accept Jesus into your heart?

Poll left up for one week, leading up to Easter.
49 answers were given.
Answers reflect the kind of people that I attract to my site more than anything else. Here are the results:

Answers given with their totals:
2-5 years= 7 (14%)
6-10 years= 9 (18%)
11-20 years= 20 (40%)
21-50 years= 10 (20%)
51 or over= 0 (0%)
I am still seeking answers at this point= 2 (4%)
I don't know what I believe anymore= 0 (0%)
I am an atheist= 1 (2%)

To get a more accurate, world-wide picture of where the percentages fall you can refer to the research statistics and analysis done by the Barna Research Group out of Ventura, California. The company’s nationwide surveys have determined the probability of a person accepting Christ as their savior in relation to a person’s age.

The statistics shows that if a person has not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior before the age of 14, the likelihood that they ever will decreases significantly. In fact, in the years prior to age 12 are the prime years for reaching a person for making a commitment to Jesus Christ.

Here are their statistics:

• (43%) Nearly half of all Americans who accept Jesus Christ as their savior do so before reaching the age of 13.
• (64%) That is two out of three born again Christians accepted Jesus Christ as their savior before their 18th birthday.
• (13%) After that it gets harder; one out of eight born again people made their profession of faith while 18 to 21 years old.

If you are a parent who cares about the spiritual well-being of your children I would conclude that it is in their best interest that you do them a favor and start them in the church while they are young.

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