A new survey of Americans’ knowledge of religion found that atheists, agnostics, Jews and Mormons outperformed Protestants and Roman Catholics in answering questions about major religions, while many respondents could not correctly give the most basic tenets of their own faiths.
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What is the state of the church if even “the most basic tenets of the faith” cannot be explained correctly by its members? It’s bad. All of God’s men must return to a faithful teaching of the truth in all of its biblical, systematic, and historical categories.
This result points to a painfully obvious fact: The church at large simply isn’t producing the kind of Christian capable of sustained, deep, rigorous, joyful, applied, and life-changing meditation, thought, and worship needed in this ever-changing world. We need more thinking and feeling Christians who believe God.
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