Revealing Statistics: America in Decline

US teen spiritual; Revealing Statistics, or "present costs of the war against God" Subtitle: Present Costs of the War against God

This page is only one of 18 sections of an extensive collection of statistics testifying to the above. See and read the main page HERE with the Table of Contents, by God's grace.

General Spiritual Statistics

Most statistics in this next section are right from THE BARNA GROUP, LTD.1957 EASTMAN AVE. SUITE B VENTURA, CALIFORNIA 93003 UNITED STATES VOICE: (805) 639-0000 FAX: (805) 658-7298. NOTE: As of at least 7-15-09, changed their site so that the older links (which most are) listed here no longer link to their pages. That was unexpected, and while an employee I contacted stated they were working on rectifying it, the situation remains unchanged. I tracked down some of the pages referenced here and differentiated these links as well as for newer stats from them by making them live. You can search Barna or maybe try the WayBackMachine of the Internet Archive for the missing pages if you want.

For clarification within Barna surveys, the term “Christian” is applied to those whom Barna (in italics) says,

..consider themselves to be Christian but either do not have a 'personal commitment to Jesus Christ' or do not believe that they will experience eternal favor with God based solely on His grace and mercy.”

““Born again' Christians are those who say they 'have made a personal commitment to Christ that is important in their life today and also say that when they die they know they will go to Heaven solely because they have confessed their sins and accepted Jesus Christ as their savior.''Evangelicals' are a subset of born again Christians in Barna surveys.

In addition to meeting the born again criteria, Evangelicals also meet seven other conditions. Those include saying the Bible is totally accurate in all that it teaches; their faith is very important in their life today; believing they have a personal responsibility to share their religious beliefs about Christ with non-Christians; believing that Satan exists; believing that eternal salvation is possible only through grace, not works; believing that Jesus Christ lived a sinless life on earth; and describing God as the all-knowing, all-powerful, perfect deity who created the universe and still rules it today. Being classified as an Evangelical has no relationship to church attendance or the denominational affiliation of the church they attend. Respondents were not asked to describe themselves as “Evangelical.”' See Barn's criteria here

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U.S. Teens Spiritual Statistics