WEB Notes: Even back in 1976 only 38% believed the Bible to be true. We have discussed this in the past. Many claim to be Christian, but what does that actual mean to them? If you are a Christian you believe in and follow what God’s Word says. You apply it to your life and you live by His Law found within it. Rarely do people do this anymore.
While some are saddened by this news, I find it encouraging with respect to what we have been told in the Bible. We are told in 2 Timothy 3:3-5 and 2 Peter 3:3-7 essentially the same message, “there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts“. A “scoffer“ (Strong’s: G1703) is a “mocker” of God or a “false teacher” and we have a lot of these today. What are they doing? They are walking after their own way, not God’s way. They have taken the broad path to destruction, instead of the narrow path to Eternal Life.
All of these things are signs to us that the last days are certainly upon us. They should build up our faith in Him and His Word and the promises contained within it.
The share of Americans who believe that the Bible is “to be taken literally” has reached a record low, according to a new Gallup Poll.
Less than one in four Americans — 24 percent — believe that the Bible is literal “word for word,” the lowest percentage in 40 years, Gallup reported Tuesday.
Just 26 percent of respondents called the Bible “a book of fables, legends, history and moral precepts recorded by man.” Gallup noted that this was the the first time in the poll’s history that the view that the Bible is a book of fables surpassed the view that the Bible is literally true.
— Emily McFarlan Miller (@emmillerwrites) May 16, 2017