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LifeWay Research highlights the theology US evangelicals are getting wrong


„A survey by LifeWay Research for Ligonier Ministries about what Americans really think about basic Christian beliefs has thrown up some uncomfortable results – particularly about the attitudes of evangelicals.

The 2018 State of American Theology study is the third in a series and covers categories including beliefs about God, with beliefs about goodness and sin, rewards and punishment, salvation and religious texts, the church and authority.

The survey found that almost seven in 10 Americans believe God is perfect, and two-thirds accept the resurrection of Jesus. More than half – 57 per cent – agree that ‘Jesus is the only person who never sinned’, with the same proportion saying that ‘Jesus is the first and greatest being created by God’. Sixty-six per cent agree ‘God accepts the worship of all religions, including Christianity, Judaism and Islam.’

When it comes to beliefs about goodness and sin, more than three-quarters doubt sin has eternal consequences and two-thirds think most people are good by nature… Read the full article here >>

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Pastoral Idolatry: 10 Common Forms of False Righteousness in Ministry


„…If Calvin was right when he said that our hearts are idol factories, and he was, then pastors are no exception. Which insufficient form of righteousness are you guilty of seeking from ministry? Or – if you are like me – which one are you not guilty of seeking?”

1. Theology Righteousness…

2. Philosophy of Ministry Righteousness…

3. Big Church Righteousness…

4. Small Church Righteousness…

5. Contextualization Righteousness…

6. Gospel-Centered Righteousness…

7. Conference Righteousness…

8. Network Righteousness…

9. Education Righteousness…

10. Worship Style Righteousness…   Read the full article here>>

Source : Crosswalk.com

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