When was the last time you heard anyone say they were spiritually lost? If you’ve talked with enough people you may have heard someone make such a claim, but you’ve almost certainly had more people confidently declare their spiritual salvation. It’s a very uncommon thing to hear someone say they are lost. In December 2005, ABC News polled a random group of 1,023 adult Americans. In this poll, 85% of the respondents believe they will go to heaven. 72% of those who claim to not be religious believe in heaven, and 77% of this group believe they will go to heaven when they die. (Follow this link if you’d like to read the entire report.) So among adult Americans, the majority believe they will go to heaven when they die. However, Jesus said that the majority will be lost. In Matthew 7:13-14, Jesus says “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.”
Why do the majority of Americans disagree with the Son of God? In this study we will examine that question and determine if it is possible for one to know he is saved. Please feel free to write to me should you have any questions. I’ll be happy to answer them to the best of my ability. Thank you for taking your time to study God’s word with me.
Dr. David Lasseter, MD David Lasseter is a Board Certified Physician and Endocrinologist with Bayview Physicians Group, Chesapeake, VA and is a member of the Chesapeake church of Christ and authors the Biblical studies website NOEO.net