The Ten Commandments God’s “Top Ten” Rules
It seems with all the lawsuits flying back and forth about the posting of God’s “Top Ten” in government buildings and schools, there is a rock solid connection between Americans and the Ten Commandments.
After all they’re taken from The Bible, the most influential book ever written, and best-selling book of all time.
How Many Americans Can Name The Ten Commandments
When the average Joe was put to the test about his or her knowledge of the Commandments and their source, The Bible, surprisingly most people knew little about them.
According to an article from Pew Research, 60% of Americans couldn't name five of the Ten Commandments, and 80% say they believe in “absolute standards of right and wrong.”
Sadly, only a third placed religious teachings at the top of thier list as the source for setting their standards.
When it comes to the reward stages of the Commandments, 74% of people believe that those who have led good lives will enter into a heaven to be eternally rewarded.
Fewer people, 59%, believe those who have led bad lives and die without repenting will suffer the consequences of an eternal hell.
Just read "What are The Ten Commandments And Why They Should Matter To You", to find out what's in store for those who fail to repent.
Those statistics fully explain why 68% said, there is more than one way to interpret the teachings of their religion.
What Americans Believe About The Bible
Maybe they are viewing Jesus' New Covenant as an escape clause, that makes nill the need to follow The Ten Commandments at all. That’s not a good idea, if you ask me.
When you start asking questions about the Bible, you really get a true mental picture of how important it is for Christians to treat the Bible as a living document to be poured over rather than blindly accepted.
Test Your Religious Knowledge
The Pew Research article also pointed-out these facts:
50% of high school seniors think Sodom and Gomorrah were married
49% of mainline Protestants say they seldom or never read their religion’s holy texts.
70% or more of self-professing Christians have no idea what the Holy Bible teaches to be true and 10% think that Joan of Arc was Noah's wife.
How many of The Ten Commandments can you name? If you would like to test your religious literacy here is a link to the religious literacy quiz.