Do Americans Still Believe in a Creator?
“Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.”
Considering the decades of evolutionary indoctrination going on in schools and the media, you might think that most Americans no longer believe in a Creator. But that’s not what a recent survey from LifeWay Research reveals.
In a phone survey of 1,000 adults, 72 percent of Americans overall and 46 percent of those who don’t identify with any religion agree with the survey statement: “Since the universe has organization, I think there is a creator who designed it.” This view is most strongly held by evangelicals and by older adults. And most respondents – 79 percent overall, and 43 percent of those with no religious affiliation – agreed with the statement: “The fact that we exist means someone created us.”
According to Mary Jo Sharp, assistant professor of apologetics at Houston Baptist University, “The infinitesimal odds that life arose by blind chance is a formidable argument” for a creator.
Ed Stetzer, executive director of LifeWay Research, said that the findings are newsworthy because the study shows that nonreligious people believe the same thing as Christians at a surprisingly high rate. Stetzer said, “This points to the possibility of a lot of conversations – if Christians would just have those conversations – telling people about the creator that they see in creation.”
We couldn’t agree more. Think of these Creation Moments as conversation starters to help you tell people that there is, indeed, a Creator. And then tell them that this same Creator entered His Creation and died on the cross so that their sins might be forgiven.
Heavenly Father, help me learn more from ministries like Creation Moments so I can talk to people about Your creation and about our wonderful Creator and Savior! In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Cathy Grossman, “Religious or not, many Americans see a creator’s hand,” 10/8/15, Religion News Service. http://www.religionnews.com/2015/10/07/religious-not-many-americans-see-creators-hand/.