Most American Teens Believe in a Works Salvation
Researchers with the National Study of Youth and Religion have concluded American teens believe in a combination of works based righteousness, religion as psychological well-being, and a distant, non-interfering god. With no place for sin, judgment, salvation, or Christ; their creed is a far cry from Christianity. The study found they believe:
- A god exists who created the world and watches over human life.
- God wants people to be nice to each other.
- The central goal of life is to be happy and feel good about oneself.
- Good people go to heaven when they die.