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SUNDAY, DEC 9, 2007  |  2 comments
1 in 8 Britons Know Christmas Story in Depth
LONDON – A new survey by the public theology think thank Theos has found that only 12 percent of adults in Britain have detailed knowledge of the Christmas story.

The poll asked 1,000 adults questions about the Christmas story as narrated in the Bible and found that the vast majority – 73 percent – were familiar enough with the ”classic elements” of the Christmas story such as the appearance of an angel to Mary or the birth of Jesus was born in Bethlehem.

Substantial gaps in knowledge of the Bible story appeared, however, when the questions probed more deeply. While 48 percent of those polled were able to identify John the Baptist as Jesus’ cousin, only 22 percent knew that Jesus, Mary and Joseph fled to Egypt to escape Herod’s massacre of the innocents. ...


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Cliff Leckey | N. Ireland  Find all comments by Cliff Leckey
Only one in eight know the full story.
Who`s surprised.
Churches "redesigned" as bingo halls/Drinking dens/Restaurants,ect and the remaining gathering dust.
I won`t even address those preaching apostasy and doctrines of Demons.
So.......where would the illiterates hear the Christmas Story.
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Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
You mean it doesn't contain Scrooge and Marley (sp?) and Charles Dickens wasn't an apostle?

[AUTHOR]Gil Rugh said or, [/AUTHOR]Gentile strangers are recorded as coming on the scene to worship the Christ-child. In stark contrast are those who do not bother or deliberately will not, come to worship the One whose birth has been foretold.

Not only was the birth, and place of Jesus birth foretold but so too were many prophecies of events that would take place that all fit into the sovereign plans of God involving His working through the godly and ungodly people living at the time.

What becomes obvious is that the different reactions to Jesus Christ then, still characterize people in the world today as they hear the gospel.[/QUOTE]Gentile strangers are recorded as coming on the scene to worship the Christ-child. In stark contrast are those who do not bother or deliberately will not, come to worship the One whose birth has been foretold.

Not only was the birth, and place of Jesus birth foretold but so too were many prophecies of events that would take place that all fit into the sovereign plans of God involving His working through the godly and ungodly people living at the time.
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