These two lies many Christians believe remind the church to frequently return to the basics of what we believe about Jesus Himself.
By Aaron Earls
As Americans finalize their plans to celebrate Christmas, many are deeply confused about the person whose birth they’re recognizing.
Jesus remains a popular figure and Christmas a widely accepted holiday. Nine in 10 Americans celebrate Christmas, including 82% of the religiously unaffiliated and 74% of adherents of non-Christian religions, according to a 2021 Lifeway Research study. Almost 3 in 4 Americans (71%) believe the Jesus that Christians believe in was born in Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago, according to an additional Lifeway Research study.
Also, majorities of Americans accept biblical truths about Jesus. According to the 2022 State of Theology study, most U.S. adults believe Jesus physically resurrected from the dead as described in the Bible (66%), that His death on the cross is the only sacrifice that could remove the penalty of sin (64%), and that He will return to judge all the people who have lived (64%).
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