1Timothy 4:1 “Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons”
- 5 Startling Takeaways From Survey Finding Massive Decline in Americans Who Believe Bible Is the ‘Actual Word of God’
- New statistics from Gallup showcase how much modern culture is impacting Americans’ views and perceptions of Scripture.
- Just 20% now believe the Bible is the literal word of God, down from 30% in 2011 and 24% in 2017.
- New record high among Americans who believe the Bible is a collection of “fables, legends, history and moral precepts recorded by man.” 29% in 2022, the highest ever recorded by Gallup. In 2011, that proportion was just 17%
- 49% said the Bible is “inspired by God, not all to be taken literally.
- 44% said in 2022 religion is very important in their lives, down from 60% in 2002.
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On Tuesday, August 6th, in a very special show taping, Pastor Bakker will be teaching on what the Bible says about the hurt, hatred and Biblical prophecy concerning mass shootings and violence in the United States and in this world. This special message will be a live taping on Grace Street, Tuesday, August 6th at 11:30 am ct followed by another show taping featuring Jim and Lori Bakker with guests Frank Davis and Megan Poling. This special show with Jim Bakker will be aired on Friday, August 9th. We encourage you to watch and hear the Word of God.
In a statement released on Sunday, August 4th, 2019 Pastor Jim Bakker wrote:
“Lori and I are grieving along with millions of Americans for those who were killed and injured in the pair of mass shootings that took place just hours apart! Jesus said let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid, you believe in God, believe also in me.
I believe this is the beginning of the second horse of the four horses of the Apocalypse. Revelation 6:4; “And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another.” I will deal with more on this subject on our television program.
Love in Christ, Jim Bakker”
If you are unable to be here for the live taping Tuesday, Aug 6th, please be sure and tune in to this extremely important teaching with Pastor Bakker when it airs on Friday, August 9th. You can find out where The Jim Bakker Show is airing in your area by following this link or join us on the PTL Network from your Roku, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire TV devices. You can also tune in on jimbakkershow.com or ptlnetwork.com!
Please pray for our country and for those who have been touched by these tragedies.
A new Gallup poll shows that only 28 percent of Americans believe the Bible is the “actual Word of God” and should be “taken literally, word for word.” The number continues the decline seen every year since 1979 (with the exception of holding firm in 2012.)
The poll showed that almost 50 percent of Americans said the Bible was the “inspired Word of God” and that the content should not be taken literally. The 47 percent who said they believe that way is 5 percent below the high point for that question in the 2003 survey.
The number of people who say the Bible is just a book of fables reached a record high of 21 percent.
Gallup claims the study shows “two ongoing debates” in Christian theological circles.
“One is about whether the words of the Bible came directly from God — essentially using the writers as scribes — or if they are the words of men, but guided by divine inspiration,” Gallup said in the report. “The other debate involves the meaning of the words: whether they should be taken literally, or be viewed partly — or merely — as metaphors and allegories that allow for interpretation.”