Christian Post: Christian Post reporter Leonardo Blair breaks down the story behind a stunning new survey showing the majority of U.S. Christians don’t believe the Holy Spirit is real.
Blair explains the data as well as some of the other shocking findings, including the notion that just 6% of Americans have a biblical worldview.
How is this possible — and what has led to these dynamics? Listen to this episode of “The Christian Post Podcast” below:
Opinion: Actually I thought it was 4%.
One of my sons recently asked me if I had only 1 verse that could prove the Bible is the word of God, what would it be?
I didn’t hesitate: “They have pierced My hands and My feet” was my response. My son asked why I chose that verse.
I explained that the verse is from Psalm 22:16, written 3000 years ago by Israel’s King David by the power of the Holy Spirit. I explained that the Psalm perfectly describes the crucifixion of an innocent man who would not be born for another 1000 years.
The astonishing part of the passage (Psalm 22:1-18) is that crucifixion would not be invented for 500 years.
The Apostle Peter prepared us for scoffers in the last days:
“knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.” 2 Peter 3:3-4
And Paul’s 2nd letter to Timothy described how men and women would be behaving:
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: 2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, 3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, 4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, 5 having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 6 For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of gullible women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts, 7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 2 Tim. 3:1-7
Jesus said He would never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5), and Paul prophesied exactly how He would do that when things get really bad:
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” 1 Thess. 4:16-17
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