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FRONT PAGE  |  10/17/2019
WEDNESDAY, JUL 18, 2018  |  10 comments
State of the Bible 2018: Seven Top Findings

Barna conducted its annual State of the Bible survey, in partnership with American Bible Society, to examine behaviors and beliefs about the Bible among U.S. adults. The results show that, despite shifting cultural trends, Americans still read the Word, and it remains a powerful, transformative tool in their life. These and other snapshots are included in our list of top seven findings from this year’s State of the Bible report.

1. Half of Americans Are Bible Users

Overall, about half of Americans are “Bible users”—that is, they engage with the Bible on their own by using, listening to, watching, praying or using Bible text or content in any format (not including use at a church service) at least three to four times a year (48%). Bible use has remained relatively consistent since 2011. Adults who use the Bible daily account for 14 percent of the total adult population, followed by 13 percent who ...

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News Item7/20/18 3:16 PM
Adriel  Find all comments by Adriel
Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

2 Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

3 There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

4 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

5 Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

6 His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

7 The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple.

8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.

9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.

10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward."

v14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my rede


News Item7/19/18 1:52 AM
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News Item7/18/18 10:35 PM
Wayfarer Pilgrim | Lubbock,tx  Find all comments by Wayfarer Pilgrim
I knew of a pastor who took down the USA flag from the church, I understand his point. I grew up with the flag, patriot songs, stand if you’re a veteran. I wish for those days. Now our deacons walk the halls and all have a concealed to carry. No respect of people no matter what party is. I think it’s safe to say that I could win a turkey dinner if someone didn’t blame the republicans or democrats for today’s evils. It’s sin, and man’s desire to live as his own maker.

News Item7/18/18 8:31 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Yolanda, I happen to be a northern Evangelical myself. So, I don't have the same history as our southern friends.

While John MacArthur pointed this out, "...Parties which used to differ on economics now differ dramatically on issues that invade the realm of God’s law and morality." ---[URL=]]] (Abortion and the Campaign for Immorality)[/URL], mainly about the Democrats and David Brooks did a similar favor to the Republicans with, [URL=]]] (The G.O.P. Is Rotting)[/URL] the truth is both fall far below God's standards.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10
Or don’t you know that the unrighteous will not inherit God’s Kingdom? Don’t be deceived. Neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor male prostitutes, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor slanderers, nor extortionists, will inherit God’s Kingdom.

Now many people associate one sin or another with a particular political group, but really a number of these sins are actually shared by both Republican and Democratic politicians. Politics is never going to save America.


News Item7/18/18 5:51 PM
Yolanda | AZ  Find all comments by Yolanda
Jim Lincoln wrote:
Now, Yolanda, that is a strange question❗ Evangelicals don't seem to ask that about political leaders.
What would make you think that the Barna group isn't Christian, and as long as they told the truth, which is getting to be a rare commodity, what difference would that make?
--[URL=]]] (The evangelical slippery slope, ...)[/URL]
Oh, another example from the Barna group. [URL=]]] [/URL]
And Jim, it's about time they do. They are such a gullible bunch. On the contrary, I consider myself an evangelical. I'm just not a southerner and for some strange reason it does seem to make a difference; however conflicting it sounds.

News Item7/18/18 4:25 PM
Don Tian | Kidney Hills  Find all comments by Don Tian
I thought this news item was posted earlier here at SA, with the source being the Washington Times.
I wonder whether the 50 percent of Bible readers include any Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses, 7th Day Adventists, and Roman Catholics? I assume Jews are not included, but who knows?
Barna's research has tended to put down the role of local churches, since he wrote a book, Revolution, some years back about how all this was changing.

News Item7/18/18 2:01 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Now, Yolanda, that is a strange question❗ Evangelicals don't seem to ask that about political leaders.
What would make you think that the Barna group isn't Christian, and as long as they told the truth, which is getting to be a rare commodity, what difference would that make?
Randall Balmer wrote:
When I was growing up in the evangelical subculture in the 1960s and 1970s, I heard a lot of warnings about slippery slopes, especially relating to the Bible. If you dared to interpret the many-headed beasts or the vials of judgment in the Book of Revelation as allegory, then pretty soon you'd read the creation accounts at the beginning of Genesis not as history but as stories. Slippery slope. Not long thereafter you'd question the miracles of the New Testament, trade in your King James Bible for Kahil Gibran's "The Prophet" and become (I don't know) a Druid, an Episcopalian or perhaps a coastal elite....
--[URL=]]] (The evangelical slippery slope, ...)[/URL]

Oh, another example from the Barna group. [URL=]]] [/URL]


News Item7/18/18 10:13 AM
Yolanda | AZ  Find all comments by Yolanda
John UK wrote:
I wonder if there are any Christians at Barna?
I've always wondered the same.

News Item7/18/18 4:05 AM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Barna seems to be fairly Christian and here is an article in which they did the research.
Relevant Magazine wrote:
A new joint study by Barna and Summit Ministries looks at the worldviews of practicing Christians. The results aren’t flattering.

Among other things, it found that only 17 percent of Christians have what the researchers consider a biblical worldview. For that definition, Barna provides these markers: “believing that absolute moral truth exists; the Bible is totally accurate in all of the principles it teaches; Satan is considered to be a real being or force, not merely symbolic; a person cannot earn their way into Heaven by trying to be good or do good works; Jesus Christ lived a sinless life on earth; and God is the all-knowing, all-powerful creator of the world who still rules the universe today.”

--[URL=]]] (Research: Only 17% of Christians Actually Have a Biblical Worldview)[/URL]❗

News Item7/18/18 3:13 AM
John UK | Wales  Find all comments by John UK
I wonder if there are any Christians at Barna?
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