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52% Of U.S. Christians Believe Jesus Is Not The Only Way To Heaven

It's official. Two major surveys are showing that the majority of American Christians believe that accepting Jesus Christ as savior is NOT the only way to eternal life.

USAToday is reporting on an almost unbelievable new survey that has found that 52 percent of American Christians believe that eternal life is not exclusively for those who accept Jesus Christ as their savior.

A different survey that was taken earlier this year by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life found that 57 percent of evangelical Christians in America believe that "many religions can lead to eternal life".

That shocking study revealed what many Christians have known for quite some time - apostasy among "evangelical Christians" is spreading, and it is spreading rapidly.

Evangelical Christians are supposedly those who follow the teachings of the Bible the closest. But this survey shows that even a majority of them do not even believe in the most fundamental precepts of the Christians faith.

For example, John 14:6 says the following:

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me."

If there was another way for our sins to be forgiven, then why did Jesus need to die on the cross? If there were other ways to salvation, then Jesus could have come down to earth, pointed out a bunch of other ways to get to heaven, and then could have gone back up to heaven without having to deal with the cross.

But the reality is that there was no other way for our sins to be paid for.

And yet these new surveys reveal that a majority of American Christians now believe that there are other ways to heaven.

The Pew survey also revealed that 45% of Americans as a whole say they seldom or never read their religion's holy books.

Perhaps if more Americans were reading the Bible then they would know what is truth and what is error. Instead, Americans have surrounded themselves with preachers and self-help coaches and ministers who tell them what they want to hear, who always make them feel comfortable and who never tell them about sin, holiness or the judgment of God.

The current situation in America reminds us of 2 Timothy 4:3.....

For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.

4 comments:

Dave Brown said...

Yes, and did you know the same survey found that 48 per cent of US Christians believe, with no evidence, that everyone who doesn't agree with their interpretation of their favorite book is going to hell? Shocking indeed.

revright said...

It's even worse than you think. This poll also found that 26% of evangelicals believe that ATHEISTS are going to heaven. As if!

Paul said...

This poll shows me that the Christian paradigm is falling apart. Woot!!!

The Student said...

As for me ad my house, we will serve the Lord! Jesus is the ONLY way to be saved:
Contemporary English Version
Rom 10:9 So you will be saved, if you honestly say, "Jesus is Lord," and if you believe with all your heart that God raised him from death.
Rom 10:10 God will accept you and save you, if you truly believe this and tell it to others.
Rom 10:11 The Scriptures say that no one who has faith will be disappointed,
Rom 10:12 no matter if that person is a Jew or a Gentile. There is only one Lord, and he is generous to everyone who asks for his help.
Rom 10:13 All who call out to the Lord will be saved.
And THAT is the truth. . .

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