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Evangelical Leaders and the Bible

A survey of evangelical Christian leaders from around the world found universal consensus on one question: 98% said the Bible is the word of God. Despite agreement on this question, evangelical leaders split on how it should be read. Half (50%) said the Bible should be read literally, while nearly as many (48%) said that not everything in the Bible should be taken literally. Evangelical leaders are similarly divided on whether it is necessary to believe in God to be a moral person (49% say yes and 49% say no). There is overwhelming agreement among evangelical leaders, however, that Christianity is the one, true faith leading to eternal life (96%). Read More