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Biblical Christianity – On a Positive Note

We remain a country of believers in the supernatural regardless of how hard the minority view is pushed upon us.

There is a lot of gloom and doom in American Christian circles resulting from the continuing deterioration of a Biblical Christian worldview. However, RealClear Opinion Research just released the results of a survey (details here) that suggests that the famous Time magazine phrase “God is Dead” may have been premature. 

The survey was taken of 1000 U.S. residents in late December of 2023. Assessing the religious beliefs, with a margin of error of +-3%,  the following are highlights on the encouraging responses. 

  • 85% believed in a Creator
  • 83% believed in the existence of Heaven
  • 83% believed in miracles
  • 80% believed that Jesus is God or the son of God
  • 72% believed in Hell
  • 70% believed in the existence of the devil

Going deeper into the demographics…

  • A belief in God was highest in the South (89%), then the Midwest (85%), the Northeast (83%), followed by the West (81%).
  • The existence of miracles differed based on age, with 85% of those under 30, as compared to 77% over 65, indicating a belief.

Some striking results that run counter to liberal media propaganda…

  • The majority of Americans (58.3%) identified as Christians, 3.2% as Muslim, 2.9% as Mormon, 1.9% as Jewish, 1.6% as Buddhists, and .5% as Hindus.
  • Only 3.8% identified as atheist and 3.7% as agnostic.
  • 30% of those responding regularly attend a worship service at least once per week, 12% once a month, 19% a few times a year, and 11% once a year with 29% never attending a formal worship service.
  • 94% of Americans believe religious freedom is a basic human right. That is to be contrasted with only 84% believing that healthcare is a basic human right.

Results on the intersection of religion and politics…

  • 83% of respondents believe the phrase, “In God we trust” should remain on U.S. currency with Republicans (91%) feeling more strongly than Democrats (78%).
  • 78% believed that prejudice against Jews was a somewhat or very serious problem in this country. Broken down by political affiliation, both Republicans and Democrats were deeply troubled by antisemitism, while 80% of Independents and 62% of non-registered voters agreed.
  • 39% view prejudice against atheists as somewhat or deeply concerning.
  • 75% of Democrats, 64% of Independents, and 60% of Republicans viewed Islamophobia as a serious problem. 

Conclusion

There is much that could be said about the data presented above. However, the numbers speak for themselves. We remain a country of believers in the supernatural regardless of how hard the minority view is pushed upon us. However, as much as we express a belief in God, Americans continue to reject the church as His foundation for our fellowship, teaching, and accountability. We may, as a nation, continue to pay lip service to our historical Christian beliefs, however, without sound teaching and the bringing up of our children in a Biblical Christian environment, we are in peril of merely stating our faith in God without having any idea what that truly means. 

Hebrews 10:24-25 – And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.


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AuthorJeff Hilles | BCWorldview.org

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