That was the question that Life Way Research asked 1,060 adults in a recent survey.
The results are perplexing because only about half of professing Christians said yes.
The Resurrection Day celebration is the greatest event in the Christian calendar (no, Christmas is not the biggest Christian holiday), and these results are a sign of the lukewarm state of the church in this country.
Only 57% of Catholics, 58% of Protestants and 45% of non-denominational Christians said YES, they plan on attending church on Easter.
Where is the joy? Where is the anticipation of celebration? Where is the anticipation of the Second Coming of Christ and the resurrection of the dead?
Awaken us Lord, from this terrible slumber!
Thanks for sharing this. So sad, so sad! God Bless, SR
I’m wondering if it’s because of the holiday-style services, which includes Easter plays, speeches, egg hunts, and such…
That is a good point, Nir… Which opens up another painful subject: why would a church, the body of Christ engage in such secular activities instead of preaching the risen One? 😦
BTW, welcome to Delight in Truth and God bless you!
*sigh* Yes, I have been disappointed quite a bit over those traditions that have nothing to do with Christ’s resurrection…thanks for the welcome! 🙂