We talked about this in an earlier post, but earlier this month the Pew Report indicated most people believe there are several ways to heaven.
From the ABP story on the study:
On the “one true faith” question, 70 percent of all Americans affiliated with religious traditions said there were multiple routes to eternal life. Among all Protestants, the figure was only slightly lower — at 66 percent.
Those who identified as members of evangelical churches were slightly more evenly divided on the question – with 57 percent affirming multiple faiths’ access to heaven and 36 percent insisting that their faith was the only true one.
But respondents who identified themselves as Southern Baptists were more reflective of the general population’s views on the subject: 61 percent said many religions could lead to a positive hereafter, while 33 percent said their faith was the only route to salvation.
If I’m a pastor, this concerns me. As a Baptist, I’m concerned. What do we need to do to combat this?