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Heaven & hell

While 74 percent of Americans believe in heaven, only 59 percent believe in hell, according to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life . Among ELCA members, 89 percent believe in heaven and 75 percent believe in hell, based on data from the General Social Survey. “It is likely that more members of the ELCA believe in heaven and hell because they are more religious than the general population and because they are older,” said Kenneth Inskeep, executive for ELCA Research and Evaluation.


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Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller

Posted at 9:03 pm (U.S. Eastern) 9/14/2009

INCREDIBLE.

"Among ELCA members, 89 percent believe in heaven and 75 percent believe in hell"

This only shows how important God's Word is to ELCA members.  Jesus taught about heaven and hell continually.  Why did Jesus die and rise again if not to save these folks?

I'm flabbergasted.  This is like saying 75% of car owners don't believe in gas.  How does it make sense?



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