To see an interesting report on some survey work done by Gallop, click here.
Now obviously the good news from this survey is that almost half of Americans still believe that God created man about ten thousand years ago, agreeing with the Biblical account in Genesis. And that after all these years of evolutionary propaganda, only 15% hold to the materialistic view. Those who hate God do not seem to be winning this battle.
So why does it not “feel” that way in our every day lives here in America? I think that has to do with the bad news that we find in the same survey: ”Americans with postgraduate education are most likely of all the educational groups to say humans evolved without God’s guidance, and least likely to say God created humans in their present form within the last 10,000 years.” Again, as the Bible clearly teaches in Romans chapter one, “professing themselves to be wise they became fools.” When the news media or others sources that we might encounter today do research for an article or some other project they do not call the local pastor of a good church: No, they run to the ‘experts’ who have the post graduate degrees thinking that they are the ones who are educated. Thus this tiny minority seems to be everywhere and even those who might agree with the Genesis account are fearful to speak up.
So, let us not lose hope, because we still have a pretty good “Christian memory” in this nation! But at the same time we must remember how much work needs to be done to take back all of those institutions of higher learning, like Harvard, Yale or Stanford, that were begun by dedicated Christians who wanted people to be not just ‘educated’ but wise.