Tuesday, January 17, 2006

50 Most Influential Christians

The Church Report identifies the 50 Most Influential Christians in America. Many sad things about this list. I am not the final judge of anyone's soul; but, many people on this list can not be labled as Christians. I could understand this list better if the title was "The 50 people most influencing religion in America."
I am pleased that John Piper made the list and is ahead of Dr. Phil.


blake white said...

I was nauseated by this list. Dr. Phil before Al Mohler, John MacArthur, and Sproul? That's America for you I guess.

justin said...

Honestly, why didn't they include Oprah? She influences more Christians than any of these 50 even dream of.

Mark Redfern said...

Piper and Dr. Phil on the same list? I guess theology doesn't matter in determining influence.

Sarah said...

2 Tim. 4:3-4 "For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themslves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables."

Tony K. said...


Phillip M. Way said...

apparently you do not even have to be a Christian to be one of the 50 most influential Christians....

this list is sickening.

How many on this list will hear at the Day of Judgment, "Depart from Me, I never knew you."??


Sarah said...

Dallas and I were commenting that we were very surprised that Kenneth Copeland and Oral Roberts were not on the list based on who else was on it!

I am just so thankful for Gods grace and an understanding of scripture! - not taking others word for it....look at this list of people and know there are thousands following them- without a second thought! I am sure that you all know people who are following the health wealth prosperity movement...they are sooo blind to the truth! That is so sad to me.... these people have so much influence when most of the list teaches false doctrines or do not claim Christ at all! Olsteen and Dr. Phill are about on the same level- except Olsteen throws in a few scriptures every now and then.

(well not everyone on the list is off base....I like Piper too- and Swindoll. A few of the people I did not know....I just dont want it to seem like I am bashing the whole list.)

We need to be praying for our country!

In Christ alone,