Statistics of Death

Statistics of Death.

As I am thinking about updating and republishing, “Realities of a True Christian,” I am today reminded of a quote that is in chapter two. I originally found this quote in Leonard Ravenhill’s book, “Revival God’s Way,” page 145. The statistics were awful. Take note of the year.

“Here is a report of a survey of 10,000 Protestant ministers conducted by Sociologist Jeffrey Hadden; 7,441 responded to the questions. Here are the horrifying statistics. Read them, then wonder why God is grieved with our spiritual life. (I am indebted to Christ for the Nations, May 1982, for this information.)”

Bible—inspired Word of God?
82% of Methodists said “No”
81% of Presbyterians said “No”
89% of Episcopals said “No”
57% of American Lutherans said “No”

Jesus the Son of God?
82% of Methodists said “No”
81% of Presbyterians said “No”
89% of Episcopals said “No”
75% of American Lutherans said “No”

Physical resurrection of Jesus?
51% of Methodists said “No”
35% of Presbyterians said “No”
30% of Episcopals said “No”
33% of Baptists said “No”
13% of American Lutherans said “No”

There were even more statistics in Ravenhill’s book. These are the only ones that I quoted.

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