Most Professing Christians in Church of England Never Read the Bible, Survey Finds

(The Telegraph) The majority of Church of England Christians don’t read the Bible, the church’s own polling has revealed.

Figures show that 60 percent of self-declared followers of the Church admit they never read the Bible, and 36 percent say they never attend church. One in three said they never pray.

The figures produced by ComRes, and commissioned by the Church, show that many of those who claim to be Christian don’t actually take part in many of the activities which are normally associated with the faith.

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  • ZappaSaid88

    It seems most Christians treat the Bible like a software license agreement. They don’t read it, they just scroll to the bottom and click “I agree to these terms.”

    • Beamer

      I can’t imagine not knowing God’s Word myself. By not reading the bible they are accepting someone else’s teachings without checking to make sure it is right is actually going against God’s Word LOL!

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      it wont stand up in court …. Gods court ……….. how can you agree without knowing the terms of the agreement ……… but the fact is …. it is not up to us to choose …. and we are told to “count the cost” ….. and only a fool does not ………

  • james blue

    Seems to be a trend that most adults never read

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      interesting how “smart” phones are making us stupid ……….

      • brucewang

        Speak for yourself.

        • Amos Moses – He>i

          ignored …

  • MCrow

    I actually remember a study about how many Christians period had read the entire Bible. It was a surprisingly low, around 20%. Most knew passages, but only those favored by their pastor for sermons.

  • 0pus

    If Christians took the Bible seriously, the religious left would cease to exist.

  • mr goody two shoes

    Just proves it so much safer to baptize little infants than professing adults or older children who are also known to
    lie straight in your face. Infants can’t lie infants can’t disbelieve the Holy Spirit infants can’t fall from faith in Jesus.

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      “Infants can’t lie, infants can’t disbelieve the Holy Spirit.”

      neither can they know Him …………. nor is there any evidence that they do know Him ….. nor can they make any profession of faith, true or false ………… baptism is not the water …. that is only an outward sign and recognition of what has already occurred ………

      • brucewang

        It doesn’t matter. That is not the reason for their baptism.

        • Amos Moses – He>i

          you do not know the reason or how or why or anything else about it … you reject God and scripture … your opinion on the matter is not worthwhile ………

          • brucewang

            I know Christians, and I know Christianity. They are baptism for the remission of original sin, which is why they are baptized as infants. I have a Lutheran Pastor who is a friend.

          • Amos Moses – He>i

            ignored ………..

          • brucewang


  • mr goody two shoes

    Every protestant preacher is the pope over there own church why would they want the bible to take the place of being pope. Then they would be Lutheran and how many confessional wels preachers own exspensive cars and multimillion dollar homes and have lots of money in the bank or home or pockets. I don’t know of a one ! and I know lots of them. The non denominational preacher popes are in the preacher pope business for that stuff. Google richest preachers in the world and see for your self.

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      FYI … lutherans are protestants ……..and it was M Luther that set the ball rolling with a nail on a church door …. and as far as my knowledge extends ….. lutherans believe in the 5 Solas …… which include Sola Scriptura as the final authority ………. lutherans pray for the pope …. as he is in need of salvation as much as anyone ….

    • Amos Moses – He>i

      Pope Francis to make Martin Luther a Saint on October 31 | Liturgy

      1 Apr 2017 … Pope Francis with St Martin Luther statue in the Vatican … Roman Catholics, Martin Luther will be able to be referred to as “Saint Martin Luther”.

      WOW … if that is not a slap in the face of every lutheran i do not know what is …….. and an absolute denial of what Martin Luther stood AGAINST ….. then again ….. i do not know what is ……

      “I have previously and often said how the saints should be honored. That is, you must make a distinction between the saints dead who are dead and the saints who are yet living, and what you must do for the saints. You must turn away from the dead and honor the living saints. The living saints are your neighbors, the naked, the hungry, the thirsty, poor people; those who have wives and children, who suffer shame, who lie in sins.”
      ~ Martin Luther