July 11, 2022

Do you believe the Bible is the literal word of God?

By Tim

A new report by Gallup found only 20% of Americans believe the Bible is the literal word of God, down from 40% in 1980.

Meanwhile, a new record high of 29% say the Bible is just a collection of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by man.

It’s the first time on record that significantly more Americans view the Bible as not divinely inspired than as the literal word of God.

The study found Evangelicals and those who attend church weekly were much more likely to believe the Bible is the actual word of God.

Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.”

Not only can we take the Bible literally, but we must take the Bible literally. This is the only way to determine what God really is trying to communicate to us. And we should take the Bible literally is because the Lord Jesus Christ took it literally. The Bible is God’s Word to us and He meant it to be believed—literally and completely.

Evangelical Christians have historically believed the Bible to be the Word of God. However, we’re witnessing a departure from this foundational view. Learn why this is so important at: https://defendinginerrancy.com/why-is-inerrancy-important/

Go deeper at: https://www.gotquestions.org/Bible-literal.html

Source: https://news.gallup.com/poll/394262/fewer-bible-literal-word-god.aspx

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