…Why is literalist Christianity growing in North America? (Canada!)
In Canada, a new study shows that the churches that are growing across North America are, indeed, conservative.
If you attended one of these churches, you wouldn’t necessarily hear a fire-and-brimstone sermon. Nor would you be swept up in a gale of rock music and waving arms and preachers speaking in tongues.
But you would notice a literal reading of the Bible on one key point – the bodily resurrection of Christ. According to the authors of the study, it’s the reason for the success of these churches.
An interesting point: Conservative in theology, not necessarily politically.
I also find it “strange” but not unexpected that believing in the “bodily resurrection of Christ” seems to be considered as being unusual in some way. But without the “bodily resurrection of Christ” there can be no genuine Christianity – any expression of faith in Christ would be worthless.
…if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. (1 Cor 15)