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Survey sees mix of orthodox belief, shifting opinionsNASHVILLE (BP) -- Six in 10 Americans say religious belief is a matter of personal opinion. For 7 in 10 Americans, such religious beliefs include one true God existing in three persons -- Father, Son and Holy Spirit. But an increasing majority of Americans deny Jesus has always existed and many say the Holy Spirit is a force rather than a personal being.
Those are among the findings of a new study of American views on Christian theology from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.
"When the majority of Americans believe religious belief is more personal opinion than objective truth, then we expect to see contradictory beliefs [as well as] beliefs that change over time," said Scott McConnell, executive director of LifeWay Research. Read More
Moral bar slipping in U.S., Gallup poll findsWASHINGTON (BP) -- Homosexuality, premarital sex, divorce, marijuana and pornography are approved by a growing percentage of Americans, Gallup found in an annual poll including nearly 20 behaviors placed on its morality scale.
Adultery draws disdain from 88 percent of Americans, Gallup said, and Americans are almost evenly split on the morality of abortion.
"Gallup's trends on many of these items date back to 2001. On most, ... Read More
Americans' view of morality studiedMost older Americans say right and wrong never change. Younger Americans -- not so much, according to a new study released today (May 9). Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Convoluted reasoning
MILL VALLEY, Calif. (BP) -- Seminary president Jeff Iorg comments on the convoluted reasoning involving moral authority by Bay Area politicians after a consultant's arrest on child pornography charges. "Governing by principle based on unchanging moral convictions -- not popular opinion -- is essential for democracy to survive," Iorg writes. "Let's hope we figure this out again before it's too late." Read More
Moore: Christians face new, challenging day
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Christians in an increasingly secularized society face the challenge of evangelizing people in a culture that does not know the right questions nor answers, Russell D. Moore said in his report to the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's trustees. Read More