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Percent Of Americans Believing In The Resurrection Drops To 64% From 77% Last Easter
http://cnsnews.com/ ^ | April 2,2013 | Dan Joseph

Posted on 04/02/2013 4:09:45 AM PDT by Biggirl

A study released by the Rasmussen Reports polling firm on Good Friday found that 64% of Americans believe that Jesus Christ rose from the dead.

While Americans who believe in the resurrection remain in the majority, that number is down significantly when compared to a Rasmussen Poll that asked the same question, released a year ago.

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TOPICS: Apologetics; Religion & Culture; Theology
KEYWORDS: 2013polls; americans; christians; easter; faith; resurrection; sourcetitlenoturl; trends

1 posted on 04/02/2013 4:09:45 AM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Interesting.


2 posted on 04/02/2013 4:18:08 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Biggirl
It's simple history.....

1Co 15:3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which also I received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
1Co 15:4 and that he was buried; and that he hath been raised on the third day according to the scriptures;
1Co 15:5 and that he appeared to Cephas; then to the twelve;
1Co 15:6 then he appeared to above five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain until now, but some are fallen asleep;
1Co 15:7 then he appeared to James; then to all the apostles;
1Co 15:8 and last of all, as unto one born out of due time, he appeared to me also.

3 posted on 04/02/2013 4:28:01 AM PDT by wesagain (The God #Elohim# of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: Biggirl
10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

Matt 24:9-14 (KJV)

...the love of many will wax (grow) cold. That is, they will turn away from God. For instance, they will stop believing in the resurrection.

4 posted on 04/02/2013 4:36:04 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Biggirl

That kind of change in one year suggests there’s something going in with the poll, not a major change in Americans’ religious belief.


5 posted on 04/02/2013 5:14:38 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Quien vive? JESUS! Y a su nombre? GLORIA! Y a su pueblo? VICTORIA!)
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To: Biggirl

Why would anyone ask anyone that question?


6 posted on 04/02/2013 5:14:48 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Biggirl

And yet... “The Bible” was tops in the ratings, even though it was on the History Channel, not a traditional network.

Go Figure.


7 posted on 04/02/2013 5:19:21 AM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: Biggirl

Percent Of Americans Believing In The Resurrection Drops To 64% From 77% Last Easter

The road to Hell is slow but steady..........


8 posted on 04/02/2013 5:33:14 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the American Revolution 2013 and the Crusades 2013?)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

13% in one year....I don’t think so.


9 posted on 04/02/2013 5:51:36 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: Tax-chick

You are right that the poll is probably off but America is on the same path as Europe in terms of being less religious. Even “believers” many times don’t go to church or participate in other religious activities. As older Americans die off, this percentage will drop, sadly. Society is on a secular path and nothing is changing that trend. I don’t like the trend but its true — when I think back to even 20 or 30 years ago, society was much more religious.


10 posted on 04/02/2013 6:12:10 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Biggirl
I don't believe it.

This is disinformation to go along with what they thought would be an athiest victory in the USSC over the cross.

The problem is, they didn't win.

There will probably be other bogus "polls" and "studies" out this week or next. Whenever they think they have a victory in the bag, they plan ahead to have this stuff come out to help preempt anyone who manages to break through the media defenses and get heard by the public.

JMHO

11 posted on 04/02/2013 6:14:19 AM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Biggirl
1. Bad poll OR:

2. A year ago people lied about their religious beliefs, while this year they are emboldened to speak thier minds OR:

3. Folks who felt free to tell the truth last year are lying this year to conceal their religious beliefs.

12 posted on 04/02/2013 6:15:05 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: All

Yet the questions has to be asked, if this lack of belef is so, why did a tv miniseries called “ The Bible “ gain traction in viewer response?

Could it be a sign of a great “hunger and thirst” for what is right and true?


13 posted on 04/02/2013 6:22:53 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Rashputin

I have my doubts about this poll also, coming in light of the recent sucess of the History Channel’s “ The Bible “.


14 posted on 04/02/2013 6:24:14 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Tax-chick

.....And this contradicts the recent sucess of “ The Bible “ miniseries.


15 posted on 04/02/2013 6:25:16 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: jboot

OR:

4. A year of immersion in the relentless 24/7 “gay marriage” propaganda (quite possibly culminating in the eradication of DOMA) has swept away a large number of shallowly rooted believers who have rejected their superficial faith under the incessant barrage of Christian bashing.


16 posted on 04/02/2013 6:58:13 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BlatherNaut
Granted, but I would suggest that such "believers" would be in my category 2, people with minimal or no convictions who for cultural or social reasons pretended to be Christians last year but this year are emboldened to "out" themselves as nonbelievers.

I don't think that there was a huge swing in the number of Christians in the past 12 months. If the poll is true it is just the chaff falling away from the wheat.

17 posted on 04/02/2013 7:06:04 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: Biggirl

However,those who believe in zombies rose to 77%!


18 posted on 04/02/2013 7:09:19 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Biggirl

Well...36% say they don’t believe. The number...whether it is increasing or decreasing is irrelevant. The real question is...DO YOU BELIEVE?

My work as a Deacon and preacher/teacher is to “Believe what I read (Sacred Scriptures). Teach what I believe. Practice what I teach.; to serve God’s people through baptism and evangelization. I love evangelizing the lost and will do all I can to help that 36%, because God wants that and Jesus died and rose for that reason.

Deacon Francis


19 posted on 04/02/2013 7:15:41 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Biggirl

I believe this poll. With more Americans embracing secularism, it would stand to reason that their religious beliefs would erode. You cannot serve two masters. Many have chosen new false idols.


20 posted on 04/02/2013 7:16:30 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

I agree that religious faith in the US is on the decline, but 13% in one year? That is improbable.


21 posted on 04/02/2013 7:17:29 AM PDT by Tax-chick (Quien vive? JESUS! Y a su nombre? GLORIA! Y a su pueblo? VICTORIA!)
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To: Sans-Culotte

But what surprises me has been the interest in the recent Bible miniseries.


22 posted on 04/02/2013 7:20:46 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

I don’t think the success of the series means much. If it’s entertaining, people will watch it regardless whether they believe. Bible stories are interesting in their own right. To an atheist, it’s just another work of fiction.


23 posted on 04/02/2013 7:22:15 AM PDT by Hepsabeth
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To: Biggirl; mickie
Whatever the numbers, the trending in this country is away from the Christian faith.

Between academia, the media, the entertainment industry, the distortion of the Constitution, the failing judicial system and the determined marxist element which has moled its way into every one of our institutions I look for Christians to be holding religious services in torchlit underground tunnels in some future generation.

Leni

24 posted on 04/02/2013 7:22:30 AM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: Hepsabeth

But you never know if seeds have planted. You can HOPE.


25 posted on 04/02/2013 7:27:48 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: MinuteGal

....Or in the homes.


26 posted on 04/02/2013 7:28:32 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Hepsabeth

Plus keep a close eye on Bible archology in Israel.


27 posted on 04/02/2013 7:29:40 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: MinuteGal

In parts of the world, Christians are meeting in the homes, just like the first Christians did in the 1st century.


28 posted on 04/02/2013 7:35:41 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl
But what surprises me has been the interest in the recent Bible miniseries.

The viewership numbers do not necessarily equate to numbers of believers. The show could have been preaching to the choir, or there could have been some curious Bible newbies turning in. One of my carpool co-riders is Jewish, and he watched it to get a look at what Jesus was about. I only watched episode one. I was disappointed that they left out the homosexual infestation of Sodom & Gomorrah. The men did not demand that Lot release the heavenly visitors so that they could "have sexual relations" with them; rather they appeared simply to want to kill the visitors. I don't know how the rest of the series panned out. It may have given people a false PC perspective on the Bible.

29 posted on 04/02/2013 7:36:46 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Biggirl

Polls?


30 posted on 04/02/2013 8:33:29 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: traderrob6

Thirteen percentage points in one year? That’s what I was thinking. Although, to listen to American Atheists (the group) they claim one in 5 people are non-believers in God, and one in three between the ages of 18-30 are non-believers. Who can trust their polls, though? I do believe atheist as a religion is growing though.


31 posted on 04/02/2013 12:17:21 PM PDT by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: left that other site

The fact that “The Bible” did so well is very telling. People are looking for something. They are looking for answers, for something to believe in. It’s my hope many people came to accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior through that program.


32 posted on 04/02/2013 12:18:50 PM PDT by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: InHisService

That would be a wonderful thing! I agree.


33 posted on 04/02/2013 12:20:28 PM PDT by left that other site (Worry is the darkroom that developes negatives.)
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To: MinuteGal

Right you are, as seen in some Christian movies that show what the future will be like for Christians. Persecuttion of Christians in this country has already started. We’re called “haters” because we don’t agree with gay marriage. It’s only going to get worse.


34 posted on 04/02/2013 12:21:54 PM PDT by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: Biggirl

This should tell us all about the state of our once beloved country! Woe to them that call evil good and good evil!


35 posted on 04/02/2013 12:23:38 PM PDT by ForAmerica (Texas Conservative Christian Black Man!)
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To: All

Take away the resurrection and the entire Christian religion becomes a sham. How can one claim to be a Christian and not believe that Jesus rose from the dead? If he didn’t then he was a liar and a fraud, and there is no hope for man.


36 posted on 04/02/2013 12:26:42 PM PDT by InHisService (Jesus is coming back. Are you ready?)
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To: Rashputin
"I don't believe it."

I don't believe it either. I suspect that a larger number failed to answer truthfully for the same reasons St. Peter denied Jesus three times.

Peace be with you.

37 posted on 04/02/2013 12:33:18 PM PDT by Natural Law (Jesus did not leave us a Bible, He left us a Church.)
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