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Rasmussen Reports: 77% Believe Jesus Rose From the Dead
the Blaze ^ | April 7, 2014 | Erica Ritz

Posted on 04/21/2014 9:55:29 AM PDT by opentalk

With a margin of error +/- 3%, Rasmussen found “Americans’ belief in the divinity of Jesus Christ remains strong.”

86% of American adults believe that Jesus Christ walked the Earth 2,000 years ago, while just seven percent (7%) don’t share this belief.

Furthermore, 77% of those polled believe Jesus rose from the dead.  This is only a percentage point lower (within the margin of error) than in 2011 and 2010, when 78% espoused the same belief.

Rasmussen claims a 95% level of confidence in their report.

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: 2014polls; bible; christiannation; christians; easter; jesus; resurrection; resurrectionpoll; us

1 posted on 04/21/2014 9:55:29 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk
So the question is what are those 77% doing with that nugget of truth?

Sadly most just see it as some abstract idea that requires no further investigation.

The demons know Jesus rose from the dead but are in open rebellion.

2 posted on 04/21/2014 9:58:21 AM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: opentalk

The other 33% are liberals...................


3 posted on 04/21/2014 10:03:36 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Gamecock
86% of American adults believe that Jesus Christ walked the Earth 2,000 years ago, while just seven percent (7%) don’t share this belief.

Ummm, it isn't a belief, it is a well-documented historical account. Even if, as is likely the case, this same 7% voted for ObaMao multiple times and believe that he is the moon god incarnate, it doesn't change the fact of a 2000 year old history.

4 posted on 04/21/2014 10:04:15 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: opentalk

Until Hollyweird makes a film showing it was all a scam and it was his twin brother who came out of tomb. It will be hailed by so-called Chritian leaders as an interesting reinterpretation before they even see it.

possible title: Jesus and Jude

______ I put nothing beyond Hollyweirds agenda


5 posted on 04/21/2014 10:05:31 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Red Badger

110% !!


6 posted on 04/21/2014 10:06:36 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: opentalk

On Judgment Day that figure will rise to 100%.


7 posted on 04/21/2014 10:10:17 AM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: GeronL

Until Hollyweird makes a film showing it was all a scam and it was his twin brother who came out of tomb. It will be hailed by so-called Chritian leaders as an interesting reinterpretation before they even see it.

Starring...................

8 posted on 04/21/2014 10:11:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Red Badger

lol

Hollyweird is going to do it eventually


9 posted on 04/21/2014 10:14:46 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Vigilanteman

Exactly. IIRC Jesus is even mentioned in the Koran. Given that the Muslims and Jews don’t seem to see eye-to-eye (to put it mildly), that’s a non-Biblical supported sighting.


10 posted on 04/21/2014 10:14:55 AM PDT by RonInNaples
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To: PATRIOT1876

Even then they’ll deny it................


11 posted on 04/21/2014 10:15:04 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: GeronL

Well, they’d be perfect. They have experience:

http://www.frontdoor.com/coolhouses/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-hgtvs-property-brothers


12 posted on 04/21/2014 10:16:28 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Red Badger

“Five out of four people have trouble with fractions.”
— Steven Wright


13 posted on 04/21/2014 10:17:01 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Red Badger

Can I see that in a pie chart?


14 posted on 04/21/2014 10:18:48 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: RonInNaples

Josephus wrote about Jesus and even described him.........


15 posted on 04/21/2014 10:19:47 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: Vigilanteman
it isn't a belief, it is a well-documented historical account

True.

But many people don't believe all well documented historical accounts. There are those who believe the lunar landings were fake. That a plane didn't hit the Pentagon. And back to my comment, of those that don't, what are they doing with that information?

People believe in the well documented historical account of the founding of our nation but have abandoned those principles and look where it has gotten us.

16 posted on 04/21/2014 10:22:34 AM PDT by Gamecock (If the cross is not foolishness to the lost world then we have misrepresented the cross." S.L.)
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To: opentalk

How many witnesses were there and how many documented the event? And do all the written notes describe the same event?


17 posted on 04/21/2014 10:29:44 AM PDT by soycd
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To: opentalk

Sadly, it’s the other 23 percent who set American policy.


18 posted on 04/21/2014 10:30:41 AM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: opentalk
I am stepping into the lions den here. I am not asking this to provoke. As a very open minded, mostly agnostic sort-I am genuinely curious.

How and why do people believe this?

19 posted on 04/21/2014 10:34:17 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: riri

How do people believe this?

How???

Do you just mean why?


20 posted on 04/21/2014 10:36:15 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney

I honestly do NOT in any way mean the question is disrespect or in some condescending way.


21 posted on 04/21/2014 10:47:16 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Red Badger
The other 33% are liberals...................

Uh, 100% - 77% = 23%

Still a lot of low-information voters!

22 posted on 04/21/2014 10:49:36 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: riri

I was trying to understand the question.

Why?

I believe in the Bible.

How?

I don’t understand the question.


23 posted on 04/21/2014 10:49:59 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Gamecock
So the question is what are those 77% doing with that nugget of truth?

Your question is the Easter Message- almost 100% of the US population know Jesus was a real person and 77% believe he rose from the dead- but what does that mean for you. My pastor simply said, "IT CHANGES EVERYTHING".

24 posted on 04/21/2014 10:50:19 AM PDT by 11th Commandment ("THOSE WHO TIRE LOSE")
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To: jda

http://www.bradblog.com/?p=5632


25 posted on 04/21/2014 10:51:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: jda
The other 33% are liberals...................

Uh, 100% - 77% = 23%

There ARE liberals after all, so I'm sure there's another 10% you can find if you poll the graveyards of Chicago.............

Then again, if you poll the GRAVEYARDS, you might find that MORE people believe that Jesus rose from the grave........just saying.......

26 posted on 04/21/2014 10:59:47 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: opentalk

Well...It happened, whether they believe it or not.


27 posted on 04/21/2014 11:08:24 AM PDT by stanne
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To: 11th Commandment; Gamecock
sadly, people still being murdered for this belief

Christians killed for faith nearly doubled in 2013, group finds

28 posted on 04/21/2014 11:09:17 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Red Badger

But how many of them can subtract 77 from 100?


29 posted on 04/21/2014 11:09:37 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: riri

Go read or listen to the audio book of “The Case for Christ”.

It is a matter of historic record that Christ was crucified and then seen alive by thousands of people.

Also, accounts of this historicity were written by eye witnesses during the lifetime of other eye witnesses, many of whom were hostile to the concept of Christ’s divinity.


30 posted on 04/21/2014 11:11:35 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: riri
I am stepping into the lions den here. I am not asking this to provoke. As a very open minded, mostly agnostic sort-I am genuinely curious.

How and why do people believe this?

How do people believe Christ existed or how do people believe He rose from the dead? Believing He existed is pretty easy. If you question His existence, you may as well question the existence of people like Plato, Leonidas, or Confucius. It's well documented that Jesus existed not only in Jewish text, but also in Roman. Here are a couple links to check out as starters:

Historicity of Jesus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historicity_of_Jesus

Tacitus (Roman historian) on Christ
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacitus_on_Christ

His resurrection, however, is where faith ultimately comes in. People can give you all the facts that mattered to them, but they may not matter to you. You may check out books like "The Case for Christ" where they go through and logically reason out if Christ really could have done all the things He did. I'm pretty analytical so I wanted to see everything laid out to make a decision for myself. In the end, I got tired of excusing everything in the Bible as coincidence and accepted that Christ was born, lived on this Earth, performed miracles, died on the cross, and was resurrected after 3 days.

31 posted on 04/21/2014 11:15:42 AM PDT by Marko413
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To: riri
How and why do people believe this?

I can tell you why I believe it:

1) There are over 600 prophecies about Christ in the Bible, and nearly 400 of them were fulfilled at His first coming - all in the most exact detail (born of a virgin; born in Bethlehem; lineage of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and David; etc.; etc.; etc.).
2) Many of those were fulfilled at His death (coming into Jerusalem on a donkey on the exact day; marred more than any man; falsely accused; side peirced; bones not broken; etc.; etc.; etc.) and resurrection.
3) The tomb is empty - even the skeptics at the time didn't dispute this.
4) The tomb was covered by a heavy stone that took several men to move (a few women could not have done so).
5) Ten of the 12 apostles, who all cowered during Jesus' "trial" and crucifixion, died because of their belief in a Risen Saviour (something they would not have done had they not believed with all their heart).
6) He appeared to several people after His resurrection, including 500 people at one time.
7) He appeared to Saul (who presecuted believers), who became the apostle Paul. If there were anyone who would have not wanted the resurrection to have occurred, it was he. But, he became a devoted follower and died for his belief in a Risen Christ.

The evidence is overwhelming!!!

32 posted on 04/21/2014 11:23:40 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: riri

That’s easy. Just read the Bible. Read the Gospels which show the account of what was celebrated yesterday Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

It’s not ‘War and Peace’ It’s as long a story as a novel. Just pick it up and read it, catholic or protestant version.

Then pick up a copy of the current ‘In conversation with God’, Fernandez (http://www.amazon.com/In-Conversation-God-Meditations-Volume/dp/0906138191}

Not the whole set, one at a time, just the current (we’re in Easter until Pentecost, which is a month and a half from now. And read just one of the three entries each day after reading the daily readings .
http://www.ewtn.com/devotionals/inspiration.asp
It takes 10 minutes a day. In two months you’ll have a totally different question.

And don’t confuse it with Conversations with God, which is considered heretical.

And don’t let all the other stuff around it freak you out, just read the readings. They’re from the Bible. And they tell the story

You will figure out the answer to your own question


33 posted on 04/21/2014 11:24:44 AM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne; jda
Thank you for the serious and informative responses. (:

This is a very large stumbling block for me with faith.

I will look at your links.

34 posted on 04/21/2014 11:28:58 AM PDT by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Red Badger

77+33= 100 percent....who knew. lol. I think you mean 23 percent.


35 posted on 04/21/2014 11:35:42 AM PDT by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Red Badger
40 Quotes From Barack Hussein Obama On Islam And Christianity

...20 Quotes By Barack Obama About Christianity and the Bible

#1 “Whatever we once were, we are no longer a Christian nation”

#2 “We do not consider ourselves a Christian nation.”

36 posted on 04/21/2014 11:37:46 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: napscoordinator

I was using Democrat Math..............
http://www.bradblog.com/?p=5632


37 posted on 04/21/2014 11:38:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (Soon there will be another American Civil War. Will make the first one seem like a Tea Party........)
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To: riri

There is a lot to ponder about this. Let’s start with this one:

Jesus raised HIMSELF from the dead. No one else did it.

He could only raise Himself from a state of death if there is an afterlife. One cannot return to existance from a state of non-existance. Thus there has to be a state of existance after life.


38 posted on 04/21/2014 11:39:40 AM PDT by kidd
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To: riri
This is a very large stumbling block for me with faith.

I could have gone on and on with the evidence. But, in the end, true belief requires a step of faith - there comes a point when we all have to decide that it's all either true (there is a God, He created the heavens and the earth, He sent His only begotten son to die on the cross for the sins of all of us - even those who called out for Him to be cricified, and He rose from the dead to be seated at the right hand of the Father), or it's not, and then live accordingly.

I made that decision many years ago and have seen nothing since that causes me to question that decision. In fact, the more I learn, the more I am convinced that my decision was the correct one.

39 posted on 04/21/2014 11:42:00 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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To: opentalk

Yup.

Just as promised.


40 posted on 04/21/2014 11:42:10 AM PDT by Gamecock (The covenant is a stunning blend of law and love. (TK))
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related article, American Thinker
In his own words: Barack Obama on Christianity and Islam
41 posted on 04/21/2014 11:52:37 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: riri

42 posted on 04/21/2014 11:55:23 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: riri

Let me know


43 posted on 04/21/2014 12:02:08 PM PDT by stanne
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To: opentalk
86% of American adults believe that Jesus Christ walked the Earth 2,000 years ago, while just seven percent (7%) don’t share this belief.

There exists, aside from Scripture, a copy of a letter that was sent from the authorities in Rome to Pontius Pilate, congratulating him for his deft handling of this incident involving that Jesus Christ character. So the 7% had better get a clue.


44 posted on 04/21/2014 12:07:38 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: opentalk

Rasmussen also reported that 100% of those polled thinks Democrats are brain dead.


45 posted on 04/21/2014 12:36:50 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: jda

He sent His only begotten son to die on the cross for the sins of all of us

...if I were to quibble with any part of Christian ecclesiology,(note that I use the subjunctive) it would be with the concept of sacrifice serving as the remediator of sin...inasmuch as sin is inevitable in the human species, and such remediation would have to be occurring on a non stop basis in order to effect the desired change...

...so were humans more sinful before Christ than after, or not...and if not, why not...because if not, then mankind’s essence hasn’t changed through his contact with Christ (and I think we’d be hard pressed to argue that mankind is less sinful today than in antiquity)...

...but, in the end, like everything else, it could all turn on semantics...just what is entailed in the term ‘sin’...


46 posted on 04/21/2014 1:36:39 PM PDT by IrishBrigade
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To: Vigilanteman
Every so often a crackpot claims that Jesus Christ never existed.

As a British newspaper columnist (now deceased) commented, "if that's the case, the Thirty Years War wasn't necessary."

47 posted on 04/21/2014 3:03:37 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: riri
I think the historical documents validate Jesus and what he did. Read Luke carefully. It was written as a defense of the faith. Place yourself in the time that is was written and look for the names of witnesses. They are there for a reason, so that you could have gone out and done the research yourself.

There are numerous extraBiblical references to Jesus that complement Scripture, including some from “hostile witnesses” like the Jewish Talmud.

If you take a step back and look at all the evidence it is compelling.

Contrary to what many say, faith is not some sort of fanciful belief but a response to a reasonable claim.

If you have any questions on your journey please feel free to contact me by way of FReepmail.

Blessings

48 posted on 04/21/2014 7:55:48 PM PDT by Gamecock (The covenant is a stunning blend of law and love. (TK))
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To: IrishBrigade
just what is entailed in the term ‘sin’...

Sin only makes sense in the context of a belief in (more than just a knowledge of) the God of Creation and a relationship with His only begotten Son. Where do you stand in that regard?

49 posted on 04/24/2014 5:43:10 AM PDT by jda ("Righteousness exalts a nation . . .")
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