Both George Gallup and George Barna, eminent pollsters and close church observers, have noted declining biblical literacy in the church. The majority of born-again Christian do not believe in absolute truth. 60% of Americans can’t name five of the Ten Commandments. 50% of high school seniors think Sodom and Gomorrah were married.
Pastors were not much better informed than the laity. Barna found that 49% of Protestant pastors reject core biblical beliefs. Our ignorance and willfulness are crippling us.
Without truth, the gospel is perverted. Most churchgoing adults reject the accuracy of the Bible, they reject the existence of Satan and they reject the sinlessness of Jesus. Many see no need to evangelize and believe that good works are one of the keys to persuading God to forgive their sins.
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