In a shocking revelation, a study published by the Cultural Research Center of Arizona Christian University showed that 58% of people who identify as Christians believe that the Holy Spirit is not a real living being but merely a symbol of God’s power, presence or purity.
In another surprising statistic, while 176 million American adults identify as Christian, only 15 million, or 6%, actually hold a biblical worldview.
Among the errant perspectives most widely embraced are:
- Seventy-two percent argue that people are basically good.
- Seventy-one percent consider feelings, experiences or the input of friends and family as their most trusted sources of moral guidance.
- Sixty-six percent say that having faith matters more than which faith you pursue.
- Sixty-four percent say that all religious faiths are of equal value.
- Fifty-eight percent believe that if a person is good enough, or does enough good things, they can earn their way into heaven.
- Fifty-seven percent believe in karma.
- Fifty-two percent claim that determining moral truth is up to each individual; there are no moral absolutes that apply to everyone, all the time.