RELIGION is responsible for keeping more people from God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ, than ALL of the Bars and Brothels around the world!
There are 1.6 billion Muslims, 1.2 billion Catholics, 1 billion Hindus according to research.
Are you, a Wide or Narrow Gate Believer? Are you merely “religious” and DO NOT know the Truth?
See more on the list here, with a breakdown by region. Please note the list says 2.2 billion Christians and that is NOT true. Catholics are NOT Christians, they are Catholics! There are approximately 1.2 billion Catholics in the world. So therefore, that means there are around 1 billion who CLAIM to be Christians
Even in the Evangelical denominations some doctrine is false, completely contrary to the Word of God, and is sending MILLIONS to Hell. Many pew setters have been in church all their lives and are NOT Born Again!
Where Born Again’s Are Missing the Mark
Based on their beliefs about what awaits them after they die on earth, three out of every ten adults in the United States are born again Christians. There are many assumptions about the faith of that group – some of which prove to be inaccurate according to a new nationwide survey by the American Culture & Faith Institute (ACFI).
Defining Born Again Christians
The survey did not rely upon people to describe themselves as “born again Christian.” Instead, respondents were asked what they thought would happen to them after they die. The respondents were given 10 options to choose from, one of which was the statement “after I die I know I will go to Heaven because I have confessed my sins and accepted Jesus Christ as my savior.” Thirty percent of the 3000 adults interviewed met that definition.
That particular response was the most popular of all ten answers offered to participants in the study. Almost as popular was the admission that the individual had no idea what would happen to them after they died, a reply chosen by 25%.
The remaining eight response options encompassed the perceptions of the remaining half of the population. Less than one out of every ten adults chose each of the other eight response options. That included those who said they would go to Heaven either because they have been good person (9%), or because God loves all people and will not let them perish (7%), or because they have tried to obey the 10 Commandments and God’s rules (6%). The idea of reincarnation is embraced by 7% – they believe they will return to earth as a different life form or different person. The notion of going to a place of purification before being allowed to enter Heaven – a place known to Catholics as “Purgatory” – was embraced by 4%. The idea of any kind of conscious afterlife was summarily dismissed by 8% – half of whom said there is no such place as Heaven or Hell and the other half stating that there is no life after death, physically or spiritually.
Some Beliefs Are Biblical, Others Are Not
The born again population maintains a combination of biblically accurate and indefensible beliefs. As seen in the accompanying table, most born again adults have biblically correct beliefs on a variety of matters – and are completely inaccurate on others.
In light of the previously-reported finding by ACFI that only 30% of born again adults have a biblical worldview, the hodge podge of beliefs is not unexpected. However, there was not a single biblical belief among the 17 examined in this report that was held by at least 90% of the born again respondents.
Almost nine out of ten (89%) had an orthodox view of the nature of God, while four out of five agreed that God is alive and active in peoples’ lives these days (82%), and that all people are sinners (79%), and that same-sex marriage is inappropriate (78%). Three-quarters of them (76%) also concurred that the Bible is the Word of God and has no errors.
About two out of every three born agains asserted that God created the universe, as described in the Book of Genesis (66%) and that the Bible is totally accurate in all the life principles it teaches (64%).
After that it gets a bit murky.
Less than six out of ten (58%) believe that Satan exists. Only half believes that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life (52%) or that absolute moral truth exists and is found in the scriptures (47%). Most born again Christians believe that divorce is morally acceptable, that the Holy Spirit is a symbol but does not actually exist, and that success is best defined by activities others than obedience and commitment to God.
Ironically, the truth about eternal salvation appears to be a mystery to most born again adults. Even though they are considered to be born again because they say they have confessed their sins and accepted Christ, rather than tried to earn their salvation by being good or through doing good deeds, only 37% argue that it is impossible to earn one’s way into Heaven. Further, sharing the good news with non-believers is not on the radar of most born again people: only one-third of them (34%) believe they have a responsibility to share their faith in Christ with non-believers. Maybe that relates to the fact that they also dispute the biblical teaching that people are not basically good due to our sin nature. In contrast, 75% of born agains claim that all people are basically good……
Source: American Culture and Faith Institute See more there.