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Unread 10-16-2018, 07:47 PM   #1
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73% of American Evangelicals are Arians

A whopping 73% of American Evangelicals answered 'Strongly agree' to the question: "Jesus is the first and greatest being created by God."

https://thestateoftheology.com/?fbcl...FSj82keic31G28

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Unread 10-17-2018, 12:28 AM   #2
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Unread 10-17-2018, 01:14 AM   #3
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I'm generally skeptical of surveys put out by groups like Ligonier, but I appreciate that they actually include the statements used in the survey.

I was trying to think of a good way to spin this, but I can't. It is very concerning. It certainly reveals a lack of religious education, and a failure of evangelical churches to properly educate their congregants.

Of course, on the other hand, I have to wonder how things stack up when paying attention to percentages that regularly go to church and meet with groups.

What is interesting with this survey report, as well, are the justifications put out by Ligonier. For instance, they suggest 'relativism' for why people responding that 'worshipping alone or with one's family is a valid replacement for regularly attending church'. That's an awfully self-serving way to interpret the data, and certainly ignores any irresponsibility that, for instance, Southern Baptist leaders have had in both educating their people *and* maintaining ethical and godly lives.
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Interesting.

However, I don't put much faith in surveys after reading THIS book.
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My alma mater used to do an entrance test of all incoming freshmen asking them what they believe Christianity teaches (not necessarily what they believe). The school would have the students take the same surveys after finishing religion classes as a way to measure institutional effectiveness.

Anyway, this more or less jibes with those survey results, which were by and large taken from students who came from Christian homes.
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My alma mater used to do an entrance test of all incoming freshmen asking them what they believe Christianity teaches (not necessarily what they believe). The school would have the students take the same surveys after finishing religion classes as a way to measure institutional effectiveness.

Anyway, this more or less jibes with those survey results, which were by and large taken from students who came from Christian homes.
I had to do the same thing when I went to Bible college.
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