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Presbyterians Are Asked About Jesus, Being Saved

From Times Wire Services

A survey of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) found that most of its members believe Jesus is “the only absolute truth,” but many also reject the idea that only followers of Christ will be saved.

The study also found that the denomination’s members are generally middle-aged and overwhelmingly white. About half said they were Republican.

The findings are from a survey of about 3,500 laypeople and clergy that the Presbyterians’ research division conducted between October and January.

About 70% of congregants and pastors surveyed said Christ was “the only absolute truth,” while a little more than 40% believed that Jesus was the single path to salvation.

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The study, released last month, also found that women made up 61% of the 2.5 million-member denomination, while most of the clergy were men.


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