For most Americans, heaven and hell are real places, it’s the getting there that’s a bit shaky.
A LifeWay Research study commissioned by Ligonier Ministries sought to check the theological temperature of the people in the pews and the streets to see what beliefs hold sway over the public.
They found 67 percent of Americans believe heaven is a real place, while 61 percent say the same thing about hell. But 45 percent of Americans believe there are many ways to heaven and only 18 percent believe even “small sins” are worthy of damnation.
Those weren’t the only issues where the views of the public diverged from the teaching of the Bible.