Wow, don’t be afraid … new research reveals that Christians gain good feelings from explaining the Gospel!

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WHAT WE DID

Teleios surveyed 370 participants. Participants were asked questions regarding:

  • · wellbeing
  • · adherence to their faith
  • · attitudes toward sharing the gospel

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WHAT WE FOUND

Wellbeing

Participants showed high ratings of personal characteristics that would indicate good wellbeing (score of 4.6/6.0 or higher):

  • · contentment
  • · personal peace
  • · joy
  • · sense of purpose

Sharing the Gospel – Fear!!!

Almost all (96%) participants said they feared ‘sharing the gospel.’ Other scores are shown in Figure 1. Figure 1: Scores for questions about fear (higher numbers indicate agreement with the statement)

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The greatest reason for fear of explaining the gospel was related to not knowing what to say (56%). Other reasons are shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2: Reasons for not sharing the Gospel (vertical axis indicates number of respondents agreeing with statement)

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However, those sharing the Gospel had better wellbeing! WOW!

Wellbeing ratings vs. sharing the gospel monthly or more

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Further, those sharing the Gospel were more adherent to other aspects of their Christian walk! (P<0.0012):

  • · study the scriptures
  • · praise
  • · teach others

WHAT IT MEANS

· This study suggests that born again Christians have generally high ratings of characteristics that suggest good wellbeing.

· Although Christians may fear sharing the gospel, those who do so show better wellbeing than those who do not.

· Sharing the gospel was associated behaviors reflective of a more obedient lifestyle to God.

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