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