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Americans Split on Whether the Bible, Koran and Book of Mormon Teach the Same Spiritual Truths
Faith Issues ^ | 4/17/2012 | DeMossNews.com

Posted on 04/17/2012 5:25:28 PM PDT by sreastman

Americans Evenly Split on Whether the Bible, Koran and Book of Mormon Teach the Same Spiritual Truths

FaithIssues

On the heels of Gallup's assessment of the religiosity by state, American Bible Society is releasing in-depth findings from its State of the Bible survey, which details Americans' beliefs about the Bible, its role in society, its presence in US homes and more.

The annual State of the Bible 2012 survey, conducted by Barna Group on behalf of American Bible Society, found that:

47% of American adults believe the Bible has too little influence in society today; only 16% believe it has too much influence, with the remaining adults expressing neutral opinions

55% read the Bible to be closer to God, down 9% (from 64%) in 2011

79% believe they are knowledgeable about the Bible but 54% were unable to correctly identify the first five books of the Bible

46% believe the Bible, the Koran and the Book of Mormon are different expressions of the same spiritual truths, 46% disagree

On average, 85% of U.S. households own a Bible; the average number of Bibles per household is 4.3

36% of Americans read the Bible less than once a year or never while 33% read the Bible once a week or more

Generational patterns emerged where younger adults are less likely to perceive the Bible as relevant and useful when compared with older adults.

Sixty-two percent of adults age 66 and older believe the Bible contains everything a person needs to know about living a meaningful life, dropping to 54% among boomers (age 47 to 65), 44% among those age 28 to 46, and dropping even further to 34% for those age 18 to 27

"Findings from The State of the Bible 2012 survey show Americans desire to read the Bible more and turn to it for the answers to life questions but have an increasingly less reverent view of its contents," said David Kinnaman, president of Barna Group.

Findings have remained stable since last year with a slight shift towards less religiosity particularly among young adults.

"In order to further our efforts to make the Bible accessible to people in a way that best fits their lives, it is imperative that we have a firm grasp on the views and actions of Americans around the Bible," said Lamar Vest, president of American Bible Society. "While the message of the Bible is unchanging, how we deliver it is ever changing. The State of the Bible 2012 helps us to better understand how Americans are interacting with God's Word."

© 2012 DeMossNews.com


TOPICS: Current Events; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: bible; koran; mormon

1 posted on 04/17/2012 5:25:39 PM PDT by sreastman
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To: sreastman
America split?

Line them up side by side and then test them against the truth of Time!

The Truth emerges quite nicely!

2 posted on 04/17/2012 5:28:10 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: sreastman

They don’t teach the same, they have a another gospel other than the bible! Mormonism and Islam is not of God!


3 posted on 04/17/2012 5:29:36 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: sreastman

They don’t teach the same, they have a another gospel other than the bible! Mormonism and Islam is not of God!


4 posted on 04/17/2012 5:29:49 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: sreastman

Split? Illiterate vs Literate. OK.


5 posted on 04/17/2012 5:31:15 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: RoosterRedux

When you know what the Bible teaches, you know what the other two do not teach...

The Truth.


6 posted on 04/17/2012 5:31:25 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: sreastman

The 46% who believe that all three books provide the same spiritual truth either show their ignorance or have MUSH FOR BRAINS! (Most I’ve talked to who take that position fall into the second category.)

Adherents to Islam, Evangelical Christianity, and Mormonism, who are well informed will insist that their particular primary scripture is more authoritative than the other two documents, if conceding any relevancy all all to them. They must do this since all three documents do not agree.


7 posted on 04/17/2012 5:34:26 PM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: Jonty30
And (I believe) it is important to understand that the other two do not just preach random lies...they preach lies calculated to undermine the Truth!

Evil is on the move! We must keep our eyes on it!

8 posted on 04/17/2012 5:37:15 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: sreastman

I don’t think you did your homework very well.

The percentage of Catholics in America is -————————
The percentage of Christians, evangelicals, Bible Churches is ——————————————————
The percentage of Mormons in American is ————————————
The percentage of Muslims in America is -————————

Ans woefully you forgot one group:
The percentage of Jews in America who read the Torah is ———————


9 posted on 04/17/2012 5:37:41 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Or is it Gallup’s ideas and you din’t check out the facts?


10 posted on 04/17/2012 5:38:54 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: sreastman


11 posted on 04/17/2012 5:43:14 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Can we afford as much government as welfare-addicted voters demand?)
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To: ForAmerica

One would think Christians would KNOW this but many are far too lazy to do their homework. Check out the Mormon threads here and see how many Christians believe Mormons are just another branch of Christianity. It’s mind boggling.


12 posted on 04/17/2012 5:57:09 PM PDT by bonfire
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To: sreastman
I don't know that much about the Book of Mormon. Do they advocate cutting off the heads of infidels?

ML/NJ

13 posted on 04/17/2012 6:46:38 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: sreastman

Did you sign up in February of this year just to post articles that make mormonism sound legitimate?
Are you here trying to support Willard RINOmney??


14 posted on 04/17/2012 6:59:04 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("Of two evils, choose neither." -- Charles Spurgeon)
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To: ml/nj

No, but they baptize them after they’re dead!!!


15 posted on 04/17/2012 7:04:46 PM PDT by lu shissler
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To: ml/nj

Jesus Christ, Son of God, moral virtues. Some of Mormonism adheres to Christian teaching.

Butn they swerve left with Joseph Smith and go WAAAAAAAY off the reservation.


16 posted on 04/17/2012 7:04:58 PM PDT by Bryan24 (When in doubt, move to the right..........)
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To: Pollster1

Yes, there’s a split. A very, very wide split.


17 posted on 04/17/2012 7:20:23 PM PDT by bgill
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To: sreastman

One need not read more than two or three sentences in any of them to know that they do not.


18 posted on 04/17/2012 7:26:14 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: sreastman

Pah. Islam= lies conjured up by a savage 7th century brute to give him an excuse to rule over his neighbors. Mormonism= lies conjured up by a 19th century horndog so he could have more than one wife.


19 posted on 04/17/2012 8:08:08 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: sreastman
Easy question. EASIER answer.
The Bible, the plenary Word of God, wholly and infallible in it's original autographs, is Truth. As a matter or fact, it the immutable Absolute Truth of Eternity past, present and future.
The Book of Mormon, the Koran, and every other writing masquerading as being from God is a perpetuating lie from the pit of Hell given to the weak and gullible, of whom it could be said, are the non elect, and easily led astray by their own vanity, eager to accept any way to Godliness other than the path to Godliness, Sanctification and Holiness as prescribed by God in His Word. If you think not and I am wrong, I have believed for naught. If, however, you think not and it turns out that I am right, then you have all of eternity to regret your choice. Because every person must make the choice, choose Life.
20 posted on 04/17/2012 8:14:51 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: sreastman
Easy question. EASIER answer.
The Bible, the plenary Word of God, wholly and infallible in it's original autographs, is Truth. As a matter or fact, it the immutable Absolute Truth of Eternity past, present and future.
The Book of Mormon, the Koran, and every other writing masquerading as being from God is a perpetuating lie from the pit of Hell given to the weak and gullible, of whom it could be said, are the non elect, and easily led astray by their own vanity, eager to accept any way to Godliness other than the path to Godliness, Sanctification and Holiness as prescribed by God in His Word. If you think not and I am wrong, I have believed for naught. If, however, you think not and it turns out that I am right, then you have all of eternity to regret your choice. Because every person must make the choice, choose Life.
21 posted on 04/17/2012 8:15:16 PM PDT by cashless (Unlike Obama and his supporters, I'd rather be a TEA BAGGER than a TEA BAGGEE.)
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To: sreastman

The Bible is Truth, the others a man’s manual of corruption, blasphemy, adulatory and pedophilia.


22 posted on 04/17/2012 9:20:43 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: ml/nj

No, but they do baptize their dead and the dead of others, including Jesus Christ and his alleged wives.
Maybe you should learn about mormonism.


23 posted on 04/17/2012 9:22:46 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: lu shissler; svcw
No, but they baptize them after they’re dead!!!

I'm not sure what this means, but I suspect it means that someone in Utah somewhere reads some poetry that includes the dead person's name. To put this on a plane with Muslim beheadings is absurd.

ML/NJ

24 posted on 04/18/2012 4:32:26 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

What it means is that unless lds baptize you, there is no chance for you to go to an lds level of some celestial kingdom. That’s why Jewish survivors of WWII are out raged.
Joseph Smith said he was the next Mohammad and would use whatever method needed to accomplish his goal.
Just learn about mormonism before your quasi defence.


25 posted on 04/18/2012 6:44:41 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw; ml/nj

I’m a Baptist who spent 7 years living in Utah. Mormons are not Christians, but they also do not advocate beheading their opponents.

At least, they haven’t in a long time. When Joe Smith & B Young were alive, killing WAS acceptable.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Meadows_massacre


26 posted on 04/18/2012 7:11:28 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (A conservative can't please a liberal unless he jumps in front of a bus or off of a cliff)
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To: ml/nj

“I don’t know that much about the Book of Mormon. Do they advocate cutting off the heads of infidels?”

No, not lately. Historically, sure. Mormonism focuses more these days on steering people down the path that results in hell.


27 posted on 04/18/2012 7:42:32 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("Of two evils, choose neither." -- Charles Spurgeon)
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To: svcw
Just learn about mormonism before your quasi defence.

Your hatred of them (I am not a Mormon.) sickens me. Mormons pose no threat to me. They seem happy believing what they believe. I thought religious hatred was solely a Muslim thing.

ML/NJ

28 posted on 04/18/2012 8:19:01 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: ml/nj

Show me where I have ever said I hate mormons, all I said was learn about mormonism.
You need to get a grip.


29 posted on 04/18/2012 9:48:24 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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