Skip to comments.79% Believe Jesus Christ Rose from the Dead (According to Rasmussen Survey)
Posted on 04/11/2009 12:55:25 PM PDT by Zakeet
As Christians gather to celebrate Easter this Sunday, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 88% of adults nationwide think the person known to history as Jesus Christ actually walked the earth 2,000 years ago. Thats up five points from a year ago. Today, 5% disagree and 7% are not sure.
Eighty-two percent (82%) also believe that Jesus Christ was the son of God who came to Earth and died for our sins. Another 10% think otherwise and 8% arent sure.
Nearly as many, 79% believe the central claim of the Christian faith--that Jesus Christ rose from the dead. Only 10% say they do not believe the first Easter resurrection really happened, while 11% are not sure.
Overall, women tend to be stronger believers in Jesus Christ than men. Eighty-seven (87%) of women and 70% of men believe Jesus rose from the dead; 89% of women and 74% of men think he was the son of God; 91% of women and 85% of men believe he actually walked the earth.
Eighty-five percent (85%) of Catholics believe Jesus rose from the dead along with 86% of Protestants and 97% of Evangelical Christians. Eighty-nine percent (89%) of Catholics also think Jesus was the son of God. That view is shared by 90% of Protestants and 97% of Evangelical Christians. Finally, 87% of Catholics, 95% of Protestants and all Evangelical Christians surveyed believe that Jesus Christ walked the earth.
Among those who rarely or never attend church, 50% believe Jesus rose from the dead, 58% think he was the son of God and 72% say he walked the Earth.
While most adults are believers in Jesus Christ, just over half (56%) of adults say they will attend a church service to celebrate Jesus resurrection. Thirty-five percent (35%) have no intention of going to a service, while 9% are not sure if they will attend a service or not.
IMHO, this is an interesting poll with plenty of information to consider.
If close to 80% identify themselves as Christians, how can the democrat party win any elections?
but the 0ne said we aren’t a Christian Nation
and 21 percent answered “socialism.”
I know he did, it says it right here:
And Jesus began to say to them, "See to it that no one misleads you.
"Many will come in My name, saying, '(E)I am He!' and will mislead many.
Unfortunately, calling yourself a Christian and being one are two different things...a trap I myself fell into. But I'm working at it every day--these folks can, too.
Cuz the dems convinced them that Jesus was a “community organizer” just like you-know-who.
Tomorrow is the day that I get enough hope to last me for a whole year. I don’t need what Obama is selling.
Great grapic in post #1 ping....
This appears to be good news IMHO, but I would liked to see how many of those that claim to be believers, have been willing to risk condemning their soul, for supporting the killing of millions of innocent babies.
Raise you hand if you voted for Abortionist in Chief, Obama.
One might argue that those that do not believe in the sanctity of life, may not really believe in anything.
I don’t think its a good poll question
Even aetheist would answer believe jesus chris rose from the dead, because the question has two meaning. e.g According to the bible, yes Jesus Chris rose from the dead, but I don’t believe Jesus Chris exist
Obama just finished saying that we weren't a "Christian" nation.
Who are you going to believe? ---- The written word of a man that died about 2000 years ago, who's life was given in order for us to be forgiven, who was a poor carpenter that hated hypocrisy , cherished life, protected the innocent and who has hundreds of millions of followers......Who allowed himself to be tortured and murdered because of the responsibility he felt for all man and for his faith.
or a man that is so insecure about himself and the public persona he created that he can't even show the certificate of his birth, the grades he had in school or the fact that prior to this election had never has or been asked to take responsibility for any position that he believed in.
In 2000 more years Jesus Christ will still be remembered, honored and worshipped.... while Barama will be a trivial pursuit question about United States history's distant past. ... remembered by African Americans as well as the average African American remembers.. Dr. Daniel Williams or Ernest Just... what a joke we have for a TOTUS.
Spread the word for he has risen. Have a glorious Easter . Peace be to all your families.
Amen. I don't buy what Sham Wow! guy is selling either.
Is that you, resty? ;)
I just wish all 79 percent voted like they believed.
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This poll (82% believe Jesus Christ rose was resurrected from the dead) doesn’t make much sense.
If someone truly believes, as I do, they make every attempt to renew their mind and to seek the will of the God of the Bible.
It just doesn’t make sense to me that someone could say they believe in Jesus Christ as resurrected Son of God, but then go about living their lives as if that miracle never happened.
Rust are you posting under two different names?
Rust are you posting under two different names?
Never a doubt.
Well, I guess you win this round because I have know idea what that graphic is you posted. I asked the question because the poster writes like you and I was just wondering if you were posting under two different names.
What is the graphic by the way? And what does it mean to the question at hand? And why is the question personal?
ask a majority of Catholics or AME congregants how?
So at your age you don’t what rust is yet you keep calling me rust!
Hmm, someone better tell the gits at Newsweak.
God works in mysterious ways. In the end, good will triumph over evil.
Keep the Faith.
Happy Easter to all
The third day He rose again from the dead...(The Apostles Creed)
He is not here; he has risen, just as He said. Come and see the place where He lay. Matthew 28:6
“Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.” Mark 16:6
He is not here; He has risen! Remember how He told you, while He was still with you in Galilee: Luke 24:6
For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4
It appears the largest growing segment of society has no religious ties. From the article...
When it comes to religion, the USA is now land of the freelancers.
The percentage. of people who call themselves in some way Christian has dropped more than 11% in a generation. The faithful have scattered out of their traditional bases: The Bible Belt is less Baptist. The Rust Belt is less Catholic. And everywhere, more people are exploring spiritual frontiers or falling off the faith map completely.
No it is restornu but most call me Resty and I am a she!:)
I just watched my Passion Of The Christ DVD today.
If anyone has more scholarly evidence of a real resurrection, I would love to hear it. Now, more than ever, I want to believe.
You missed the one where doubting Thomas was invited to stick his hand into the side of Christ. And many others, for that matter.
shes been nailed on that before
Because far too many put party before Christ and values.
I didn’t know that. I always thought you were a he, LOL. Oh my. Sorry.
Have you ever read Josh McDowell’s book, I think it’s called Evidence that demands a verdict or something along that line. He had questions as well and investigated for himself and found Jesus was who he said he was and it was all true.
Do not stand on my grave and weep
I am not there I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints in the snow
I am the sunlight on ripened grain
I am a gentle Autumns rain
When you awaken in the morning hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
I am the birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night
So do not stand on my grave and cry
I am not there.... I did not die
At the final survey, it's going to be 100%.
Even the Heavens are announcing:
Lee Strobel’s “The Case for Christ”. Buy it at a Christian Bookstore, or on-line. Worth every dollar.
I recommend you start with THIS BOOK. It is well written by a smart person (a Yale lawyer turned journalist), and addresses many issues about Jesus including His resurrection.
The Case for the Resurrection of Jesus isn't quite as well written IMHO, but it specifically developed to answer your question.
Josh McDowell has written several books on the topic which have sold more than 75 million copies. to date. His two best sellers are More Than a Carpenter, and Evidence That Demands A Verdict. The former addresses questions about Jesus and the latter is aimed at questions about the Bible and Christianity.
Josh has also developed a series on Evidence for the Resurrection. I haven't yet checked them out, but knowing the quality of his other work, it should be excellent.
I wish you the best in your search for the truth.
Several points to consider whether you read any of these books or not.... Remember that every one of the original Disciples - with the exception of John, who still suffered - went to their death by violent means still proclaiming that they had seen the resurrected Jesus. Men tend not to be willing to die for a lie...
Giotto, you mentioned that 'He also warned them not to touch Him ' but the sense of the Greek text is 'Don't detain me' or 'don't hold me back' as opposed to a prohibition of physical touch. See John 20:17 in a more modern translation, like e.g. the NIV where it reads "Don't hold on to me". If Jesus meant that He could not be touched physically, He would not have told Thomas to touch the wounds in His hands or side, nor would He have told the disciples (as recorded in Luke 24:39) 'Touch Me and see! A ghost does not have flesh and bones as you see I have." An apparition cannot be detained, touched, or held, and does not have flesh and bone...
If the disciples merely went to the wrong tomb, any of the affected authorities would have quickly pointed out that fact as soon as the early Church started preaching the resurrection... If the religious authorities or the Romans had stolen the body, same scenario... the body would have been paraded through the streets to quiet the early Church.. If the disciples stole the body, then they died horrible deaths proclaiming what they knew to be a lie... see above. In 1 Corinthians 15 Paul recounts the post resurrection appearances of Jesus citing that He appeared to 500 people at one time, and Paul says that 'most of them are still alive' - of course meaning when he wrote that - with the implication to go check out the story...
So... the tomb was empty, and Jesus rose bodily from the grave. But then, He said He would...
"My people perish for lack of knowledge."
Yup; I snatched that from somewhere on the web a few months back to use at church for video display background.
Deja vu all over again!