A new report from the barna group is out talking about “What Americans Believe About Universalism and Pluralism” it shows how many people think that “We’re all ok, and we are all saved.” The part of the report that shocked me was the Christian Persepctives. Here they are:
When looking at the Christian community, born again Christians were more likely to be interested in sharing their faith with others as well as more likely than average to say they desire active, healthy relationships with people of other faiths. [Born again Christians are defined by Barna Group as those who have made a commitment to Jesus Christ and who believe they are going to heaven because of their confession of sins and accepted Christ as their savior. It is not based upon self-identifying with the label “born again.”]
Nevertheless, despite their own personal faith convictions, many born again Christians embrace certain aspects of universalist thought. One-quarter of born again Christians said that all people are eventually saved or accepted by God (25%) and that it doesn’t matter what religious faith you follow because they all teach the same lessons (26%). An even larger percentage of born again Christians (40%) indicated that they believe Christians and Muslims worship the same God.”
To this I have one response:
John 14:6 6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
There isn’t a lot of room for interpretation there…