A study of American Christians released this week found that 44 percent believe the Bible is “ambiguous” in its teaching about abortion. In addition, 34 percent said “abortion is morally acceptable if it spares the mother from financial or emotional discomfort or hardship.”
These findings come from the Cultural Research Center of Arizona Christian University’s American Worldview Inventory 2020.
The study was conducted by CRC Director of Research George Barna, who said the findings were part of a broader departure from “biblical truth” by self-identified American Christians.
“The irony of the reshaping of the spiritual landscape in America is that it represents a post-Christian reformation driven by people seeking to retain a Christian identity,” Barna said.
“Unfortunately, the theology of this reformation is being driven by American culture rather than biblical truth.”
The report also found that 40 percent of Christians accept lying as morally acceptable if it advances personal interests or protects one’s reputation.