Study finds fewer Christians, more unaffiliated in US

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  1. Zaac

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    Study finds fewer Christians, more unaffiliated in US


    Washington (AFP) - The United States is becoming a little less Christian, and a little more unaffiliated to any faith, a major study on the nation's changing religious landscape suggested Tuesday.

    "The United States remains home to more Christians than any other country in the world," with 70.6 percent of its population, or 173 million adults, identifying as Christian last year, the Pew Research Center said.

    But that figure is down from 2007 when 78.4 percent called themselves Christian, Pew said in its 200-page study, titled "America's Changing Religious Landscape."

    The decline is seen across many segments of American society, including whites, Latinos, women, men and those with or without a college education.

    But it is particularly marked among younger American, and concerns Roman Catholics as much as mainstream Protestants.

    At the same time, Christians are also a more diverse group, a reflection of the growing Latino population, the study found.

    While Protestants in 2007 accounted for 51.3 percent of Americans with religious affiliation, that slipped to 46.5 percent in 2014, with 62 million Evangelicals and another 36 million belonging to mainstream Protestant denomination.

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    It's called "thinning the herd" and it was bound to happen. I think 9/11 ushered in a jump in religious sentiments, and it is only logical, that the fears and possibilities of meeting one's maker have caused diminished, thus the numbers begin to subside too!

    Try reading Matthew 7:13-14, and you will see that the numbers are really over inflated. Anyone can call themselves a Christian or a believer, but in the end, we know the path to heaven is narrow and the true path to hell is very wide. Even Jesus said later in this same chapter ( (verse 22), "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven."

    Don't be so shocked, or excited, Zaac, it was overdue! :tear: According to the Biblical World View of the Word, or Bible, not everyone is going to heaven. And according to some Baptist, only the "elect" are getting into heaven! :type:
     
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    Study finds fewer Christians, more unaffiliated in US

    Doesn't that thrill the life out of you?
     

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