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Thursday, March 28, 2024

Can Mankind Be Resurrected?

The liberty principle for this Freedom Friday concerns freedom from the grave. Christians living all over the world call this week Holy Ghost – commemorating the last week of the life of Jesus Christ. According to Mary Elise Cosgray at The Daily Signal, the results of a recent poll show that the majority of Americans believe that Jesus Christ was resurrected and overcame death and the grave. 

Nearly 70% of registered voters believe that Jesus Christ physically rose from the dead, and more than 70% plan to celebrate Easter this year….

A Scott Rasmussen National Survey poll, conducted March 20 and 21 among 1,000 registered voters, found that 73% of respondents will celebrate Easter this year. When asked whether they would celebrate the holiday primarily as a religious holiday or as a secular holiday, 56% of participants responded with religious, 16% said secular, and 27% said both secular and religious equally.

The poll reflected voters’ belief that Jesus physically rose from the dead, by a margin of 68% to 13%.

Participants were asked to select which religion or faith best described what they practice. The survey found that Bible-believing Christian, Protestant, and Catholic each drew 21% of those polled. Evangelical Christian was chosen by 12%. Jewish identity made up 2% of the poll participants, with 1% Muslim and 6% atheist. The option “none of the above” was selected by 16%.

Some 49% said they were “very likely” to go to church on Easter Sunday, and 23% were somewhat likely, while 10% said they were not very likely, and 16% said they were not likely at all to do so.

Respondents were also asked how often they attend church, synagogue, or other religious services. Some 49% of participants said they rarely or never attend a religious service, while 23% said they go once a week, 12% said they go a couple of times a month, and 6% said once a month. About 9% of voters said they attend some form of religious services more than once a week.

Those polled were also asked about their prayer habits; specifically, how often they pray in a week. Some 45% of participants answered every day or nearly every day, and 21% said they pray several times a week, while 18% said they rarely or never do, 7% said about once a week, and 6% said less than once a week.

In addition to the above information, the poll also asked the importance of Easter among America’s holidays: Most important holiday 33% of voters, least important holiday 15% of voters, and somewhere in the middle 48% of voters.

The poll also asked if “the man known to history as Jesus Christ actually existed and walked the earth.” “By a margin of 83% to 5%, voters said they believe that Jesus Christ did in fact exist and walked the earth.” Rasmussen noted that the survey had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.1 percentage points.

Although not part of the poll, I am part of the 83% of voters who believe that Jesus Christ actually walked the earth. I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that He was resurrected on the third day. I believe that He made it possible for all mortals to be resurrected and to become immortal. I believe that He will return to earth sometime in the near future. I pray formally several times each day and many times each day informally. I will definitely attend Sunday meetings on Easter and will commemorate the day as a religious day.

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