Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Only One Way To Salvation II

An article in Agape Press says a new poll taken says that there is a growing rejection among Evangelicals that Jesus is the only way to salvation.

There is no room in my mind to doubt the plan of salvation, when you read the words of Jesus in John 4:16:
John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Yet, a poll recently taken by Newsweek/BeliefNet states that there are other ways to get to heaven, other than through the blood of Jesus Christ. The question was asked:
"Can a good person who isn't of your religious faith go to heaven or attain salvation, or not?"

Of 1,004 people asked, 68% of Evangelical Christians, 83% of Non-Evangelical Protestants, 91% of Catholics, and 73% of Non-Christians said yes. Belief spokesman Steven Waldman says:
Evangelicals are among the most churchgoing and religiously attentive people in the United States," Waldman writes, "and one of the ideas they're most likely to hear from the minister at church on a given Sunday is that the path to salvation is through Jesus."

In light of that, how -- he asks -- could so many Americans toss aside such a central element of theology?