America’s Protestant pastors overwhelmingly reject the theory of evolution and are evenly split on whether the earth is 6,000 years old, according to a survey released Monday by the Southern Baptist Convention.
When asked if “God used evolution to create people,” 73% of pastors disagreed – 64% said they strongly disagreed – compared to 12% who said they agree.
Asked whether the earth is approximately 6,000 years old, 46% agreed, compared to 43% who disagreed.
Lets connect some dots… shall we?
- First… Young Earth Creationism is on the rise in the United States
- Second… American Christianity is on the decrease
- Third… YECers point to the rise of evolution as the reason that the European Church fell
Okay… Do you see the problem with their logic? Good. I hope so.
Now…. as American Protestantism dies, and the Catholic Church in the US grows (albeit slowly), one should begin to ask themselves if maybe Young Earth Creationism, among other unScriptural theological trends, aren’t causing some major issues… and if you need some help in making this decision, look at the recent Barna poll which actually tells you that one of the top reasons that people are leaving the American Church is because of YEC.
So there, Ken, I hope you are happy….
Check out what Peter Enns has to say about this…