A stunning new survey by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life finds that 57 percent of evangelical Christians in America believe that "many religions can lead to eternal life".
This shocking study reveals what many Christians have known for quite some time: apostasy among "evangelical Christians" is spreading, and it is spreading rapidly.
Evangelical Christians are supposed to be 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 that following:
John 14:6 --
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, then Jesus could have come down to earth, pointed out a bunch of other ways to get to heaven, and then gone back upstairs without having to deal with the cross.
But the reality is that there was no other way.
And yet this new survey reveals that a majority of evangelicals now believe that there are other ways to God.
This new survey also revealed the following very disturbing facts:
About 36 percent of evangelical Christians agree with the statement "homosexuality is a way of life that should be accepted by society".
78% of Americans overall believe that there are "absolute standards of right and wrong," but only 29% of Americans rely on their faith to define what those standards are. The majority of Americans (52%) turn instead to "practical experience and common sense," with 9% of Americans relying on philosophy and reason, and 5% relying on "scientific information".
Also, 45% of Americans as a whole say they seldom or never read their religion's holy books.