Five Monumental Changes Surrounding How Americans View the Bible
Where does the Bible currently stand in American culture? Thatâ€™s a question that the Barna Group, a polling firm that measures faith issues, and the American Bible Society, a Christian organization, attempt to answer each year through their joint study on â€śThe State of the Bible.â€ť
While the United States continues to be a Bible-friendly country, some changes are afoot, according to polling results released this week. See five of the key findings below:
1) Skepticism toward the Bible is on the rise: The proportion of those skeptical or antagonistic toward the Bible is now the same as the proportion of those who are engaged with it.
The percentage of who are skeptical increased from 10 percent to 19 percent over the past three years and is now on par with the percentage of those engaged with the Bible â€” people who read it at least four times each week and who believe it is inspired by or...
Matthew 7 13 â€śEnter in by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter in by it. 14 How a narrow is the gate, and restricted is the way that leads to life! Few are those who find it.