Barna Group reports that attitudes towards the Bible are changing rapidly in the USA:
This year’s research reveals that skepticism toward the Bible continues to rise. For the first time since tracking began, Bible skepticism is tied with Bible engagement. The number of those who are skeptical or agnostic toward the Bible—who believe that the Bible is “just another book of teachings written by men that contains stories and advice”—has nearly doubled from 10% to 19% in just three years. This is now equal to the number of people who are Bible engaged—who read the Bible at least four times a week and believe it is the actual or inspired Word of God.
To drill into the statistics and to discover five other Bible trends for 2014, visit: Barna Group and read “The State of the Bible: 6 Trends for 2014.”
These statistics, though alarming, underline the importance for Christ’s followers to be reading the Bible daily and to introducing unchurched friends to the Bible by giving them a Bible as a gift and by volunteering to read (and discussing) a book of the Bible with them.