Media & Adventist Benefits- Merging of Religious Beliefs

“Can you believe in Jesus and in astrology? The answer is a resounding yes, according to a study that shows Americans’ beliefs to be more complex than might be expected…

For example, 25 percent of about 4,000 U.S. adults surveyed believe in reincarnation, the rebirth of the soul in another body. Among Christians, the number drops only slightly, to 22 percent.” Survey finds complexity in U.S. religious beliefs, Washington Post, Thursday, December 10, 2009.

For over a hundred years Seventh-day Adventists have been preaching (from Revelation 13 & 16) that in the final days of earth’s history there will be more and more overlap between paganism (with its foundational teaching of the immortality of the soul), the Roman Church (with its fascination with miracles) and Compromising Protestantism. This latest research shows that this is happening in the thinking of followers of each religion, not just among the leaders. (Read entire Pew Research Study)


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