Polls for everything abound these days. There’s a new one out recently from the Pew Research Center that says most Americans who claim a religious affiliation take a non-exclusivist view of salvation, with 65% saying that many religions can lead to eternal life, while less than one-quarter say theirs is the one, true faith leading to eternal life.
That’s among all religiously affiliated Americans, not just Christians. Among those who claim to be Christians (which includes the mainline denominations that have gutted the true faith), a 52% majority believes that some non-Christian faiths can lead to eternal life.
The good news, if you wish to call it that, is that among both white and black evangelical Protestants, the percentage who believe that Christianity is the one true faith has risen in the past year. Should we rejoice that now 49% of evangelical whites and 45% of evangelical blacks actually believe the Christian faith is the only way to salvation? Less than half of both groups believe this.
Here’s the big question: if you call yourself an evangelical Christian, yet don’t believe Jesus’ words that He is the way, the truth, and the life, and that no one can come to the Father except through Him, how can you call yourself a Christian at all?
And we wonder why our nation is in trouble.