Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollections

Religion | IN BRIEF

Presbyterians Polled on Christian Salvation

June 28, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

Nearly three-quarters of Presbyterians believe that the "absolute truth for humankind is in Jesus Christ," but fewer than half say that only Christians will be saved, according to a new church survey.

The periodic poll of members of the Presbyterian Church (USA) found that 70% of members, 75% of elders, 71% of pastors and 55% of specialized clergy (such as chaplains) agreed that the "only absolute truth for humankind is in Jesus Christ." When asked if "only followers of Jesus Christ can be saved," 43% of parishioners, 50% of elders, 39% of clergy and 24% of specialized clergy agreed.

The poll comes as the church awaits a report from a 20-member task force that is studying the theological unity of the 2.5 million-member church. The task force is expected to issue its final report in 2006.

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|