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What percent of Americans are Christian?

Christianity is based on specific beliefs.  If you are to become a Christian, you simply believe the words of John 3: 16, and you are “saved”.  To be known as a Christian, you are to follow the teachings of Jesus.   Jesus simplified his teachings into two commandments.  Mt 22:36  “[Jesus], which is the great commandment in the law?” And he said to him, ’You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets.”  The bible makes it that easy and straight forward to identify a Christian.  Even if Christians do not follow this law, if ANYONE is a Christian they should be able to answer two questions that identify these two commandments.  After all they are COMMANDMENTS.   Even a child could remember these two commandments.

To determine how many Christians are living in American, we have polled the following questions.

Question 1:  Place the following in the order of how much you love them.  * Your car  *Yourself  *Your spouse  *Your kids  *Your house  *Your neighbor  *Your country  *Money


Question 2:  Which of the following do you love most.  * Spouse  * Kids  * Country  * God  * Something else  * My love is split between multiple selections

In the first question, we accepted any answer with “Yourself” and “Your neighbor” adjacent to each other as a positive resposne.   In the second question, we only accepted answers of “God”.   Less than 1% of respondents matched these two answers.  Less than 1% of Americans responded with these two correct answers to show their Christian faith.

In addition we found in question 1 that Americans tend to go to extremes.   In most cases “Yourself” was either #1 or #8.   Very few listed “Yourself” in the middle.  In question 2 the overwhelming answer is “My love is split between multiple selections”.  With the Christian religion having been “dumbed down” to simply one verse in the bible for salvation (John 3:16) and one verse in the bible for “how to live (Matt 22 : 36)”, there is no excuse for not being able to answer correctly to the question of “how to be saved”, or the question of the COMMANDMENTS of Jesus Christ.  This two question poll shows that while America says its a Christian country, the United States is really just marketing that idea and not really living it.


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