Only 46% of American Christians belive that Jesus didn’t sin

April 16, 2009 by Taylor Marshall  
Filed under Faith, Headlines

A new Barna study reveals that most American Christians don’t hold to some of the basic tenets of historic Christianity.

Only 35% believed that Satan is a living being rather than a mere symbol of evil. 8% were unsure.

Fifty-eight percent agreed with the statement that the Holy Spirit is “a symbol of God’s power or presence but is not a living entity.”

This question is not a good one because traditional orthodox speaks of the Holy Spirit as a “Person” and not as an “entity”. I imagine that many were confused.

The real zinger is that 22% believed that Christ sinned while one earth! 17% agreed somewhat. This demonstrates a true failure in American congregations to communicate the biblical faith.

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2 Responses to “Only 46% of American Christians belive that Jesus didn’t sin”

  1. thomas on May 25th, 2009 4:44 am

    Sounds like some “Christians” need to pick up that dusty bible, or go buy one, cause whatever they’re reading or being taught is RUBBISH. Jesus fulfilled the old testimate prophecy of the Messiah in many ways, one of which, by BEING SINLESS…

  2. Juan A. on July 21st, 2009 11:57 am

    At some point, when one does not comprehend the basic tenets of ones own faith, it can no longer be said that one holds that faith, no?

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