One in four born-again Christians hold universalist thoughts when it comes to salvation, according to a new Barna analysis of trend data.
Twenty-five percent of born-again Christians said all people are eventually saved or accepted by God. A similar proportion, 26 percent, said a person’s religion does not matter because all faiths teach the same lessons.
And an even higher proportion, 40 percent, of born-again Christians said they believe Christians and Muslims worship the same God.
Barna defined universalism as the belief that all human beings will eventually be saved after death. The California-based research and polling firm defines born-again Christians as people who have made “a personal commitment to Jesus Christ that is still important in their life today, and who believe they will go to heaven after death because they confessed their sins and accepted Jesus Christ as their savior.
According to the Barna analysis, 43 percent of Americans in general agreed with the statement “It doesn’t matter what religious faith you follow because they all teach the same lessons,” while 54 percent disagreed.
Source: Christian Post
Apostasy is the first word that comes to mind, with the meaning of falling away from the truth when I came across this article. What is the truth? Jesus Christ is the way, and the truth.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
If you claim to be a “Christian” and you state that Muslims, Christians, Catholics, Hindus will all find the path to God and end will end up in heaven, then you are believing in Universalism, a lie told by the devil, and you are abandoning your faith in Jesus Christ, Our Only King and Savior.
1 Timothy 4:1
The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.
If you do not abandon this belief taught by demons, then your soul is in jeopardy.
“Barna defined universalism as the belief that all human beings will eventually be saved after death.”
If this is the case, and the above quote from Barna Research is you being described by Barna’s Survey, you must repent from this. Read the Word of God. It’s never wrong. Do not add to it, and Do not twist it to suit your own need.
To All: Repent from your sins. The Kingdom of Heaven is near, and Christ is at the doors. Salvation is only found in Jesus Christ, while you are still breathing. After death, if you have not accepted Christ, it is too late.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Written by: Gloria