In a Twitter feed posted on Monday September 5, Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham condemned pastors who were interviewed by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University for its 2022 American Worldview Inventory report.
The survey found that only one in three Christian pastors surveyed in the United States had a biblical worldview. The percentage was even lower for teaching pastors.
“I don’t know which 1,000 pastors this group surveyed, but the results are concerning. 39% of “evangelical” pastors surveyed said there is no absolute moral truth and that “each individual must determine their own truth.” What a lie,” Graham said.
Graham lambasted the third of evangelical pastors surveyed who believe people who do enough good things for others will ‘earn a place in heaven’, calling them fake teachers.
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“The survey also revealed that 30% of evangelical pastors do not believe their salvation rests on confessing their sins and accepting Jesus Christ as their Savior,” Graham said. “This kind of false teaching is what leads people and churches astray.
“The Bible is the Word of God, cover to cover. This is the absolute truth – this is what matters, not our opinion,” Graham’s thread concluded.
Another survey result showed that 30% of evangelical pastors surveyed believe ‘reincarnation is a real possibility’, and 60% said they believe a person’s success in life is determined by their obedience to God. .
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The survey also revealed that at least a third of senior pastors surveyed believe that sex between an unmarried couple who love each other is morally acceptable; the Holy Spirit is only a symbol of the power, presence or purity of God rather than a living divine Person; a person can reach full spiritual maturity during his life on earth; and the “Bible is ambiguous in its teaching on abortion, allowing you to make a strong case for or against abortion based on biblical principles.”