In newly-released findings from Dr. George Barna and the Cultural Research Center’s inaugural American Worldview Inventory, it was found that a majority of people who describe themselves as Christian (52%) believe that a person can gain eternal salvation by “being or doing good.”
That includes close to half of all adults associated with Pentecostal (46%), mainline Protestant (44%), and evangelical (41%) churches. As expected, a much larger share of Catholics (70%) embrace that point of view.
Wow! Nearly half of people who identify as Christian, believe that the way to gain eternal life is by being or doing good!
Houston, we have a problem! The problem with this understanding is that it is not biblically accurate, causes confusion around the gospel of Jesus, and contributes to uncertainty in one’s eternal destiny.
The Bible is clear; eternal salvation is through faith alone, in Christ alone, period. Jesus said it Himself, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life, no one comes to the Father except through me.”