ADVERTISING
 
Sunday, April 5   Sign in or Register
 
Evangelical Focus
 
Flecha
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
FOLLOW US ON
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Google +
  • Instagram
  • Soundcloud
 

Newsletter
Newsletter, sign up to receive all our News by email.
 
 

POLL
Coronavirus
Which of these online initiatives should churches prioritise?






SEE MORE POLLS
 

 
TOP 10 MOST VIEWED



Protestant non-believers
 

Only 38% of German Lutherans believe that Jesus is their “saviour”

A survey shows 7 in 10 free evangelical churchgoers believe “Jesus is the Son of God.” 1 in 3 citizens in the East of the country think Jesus never existed.

SOURCES Idea AUTHOR Evangelical Focus BERLIN 18 MARCH 2016 12:57 h GMT+1
jesus lebt, jesus lives, germany, graffiti, jesus A church building in Germany.

A study by the research institute INSA-Consulere for the German Evangelical news agency Idea showed some surprising results.



The poll asked questions to believers of different religions and to unbelievers.



About 40% of all German citizens believe “Jesus is the Son of God”, the study found.



Members of free evangelical churches responded most favourably to this questions (70% agree).



In the case of Roman Catholics, only 56% responded that they believe in this doctrine, and among Lutheran Protestants (Protestant state church), the figure was 54%. Not far away from those who do not subscribe to any faith (45% responded Jesus was God’s Son).



People who identify themselves as Jews (61%) and Muslims (67%) reject this claim.



 



ONLY 38% OF LUTHERANS BELIEVE JESUS IS “SAVIOUR”



The main surprise, nevertheless, comes when people are asked: “Is Jesus our saviour”? 60% of free evangelical churchgoers said “yes.”



But among both Lutheran Protestants and Roman Catholics there was the same outcome: only 38% of the respondents said they believe He is their “saviour”.  



 



POLITICAL IDEAS AND FAITH



The study asked the participants about their political preferences. 43% of CDU/CSU (Christian Democrats) voters would identify as Christians, followed by 40% of FDP (Liberals) voters.



SPD (Social Democrats) (26%), AfD, (23%), The Left (21%) and the Green Party (17%) do not generally identify with Christians beliefs.



 



WAS JESUS A REAL PERSON?



The study finally shows differences between citizens in the Eastern or the Western part of Germany when it comes to the question of Jesus’ historical existence.



Almost half of German citizens in the West of the country believe Jesus was a historical person: 52%.



But in the East, only 36% believe Jesus is a real person. Actually, in this region, 34% said they believe Jesus never existed.


 


POLL
'National Churches'
Protestant state churches are losing members and influence. Should Christians in Europe be worried?
Yes, it shows the unstoppable secularisation in Europe.
34%
Yes it is a shame, but meanwhile other smaller biblical churches are growing.
25%
No, the mission needs to be done through local churches which understand the new secularised context.
41%
This Poll is closed.
Number of votes: 102
SEE MORE POLLS
 
 


0
COMMENTS

    If you want to comment, or

 



 
 
YOUR ARE AT: - - Only 38% of German Lutherans believe that Jesus is their “saviour”
 
ADVERTISING
 
 
 
AUDIOS Audios
 
Jonathan Tame: Economy, looking back at the decade Jonathan Tame: Economy, looking back at the decade

The Director of the Jubilee Centre (Cambridge) analyses the impact of the financial crises on families, and the future of the workplace in a connected world, from a Christian perspective.

 
Jim Memory: Europe, looking back at the decade Jim Memory: Europe, looking back at the decade

Jim Memory analyses the main issues that have changed Europe in the 2010-2019 decade. How should Christians live in a continent that has lost its soul?

 
Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels

An interview with the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance about how evangelical Christians work at the heart of the European Union.

 
Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation Ruth Valerio: A lifestyle that cares about creation

Are Christians called to make a difference in environmental care? What has creation care to do with "loving our neighbours"? An interview with the Global Advocacy and Influencing Director of Tearfund.

 
PICTURES Pictures
 
Photos: European Week of Prayer Photos: European Week of Prayer

Christians joined the Evangelical Alliance Week of Prayer in dozens of European cities as local churches came together to worship God. 

 
Photos: Students at ‘Revive Europe’ Photos: Students at ‘Revive Europe’

Photos of the student conference that brought together 3,000 European Christians in Germany. ‘Revive our hearts, revive our universities, revive Europe’.

 
VIDEO Video
 
How should Christ's love inform your parenting of teenagers? How should Christ's love inform your parenting of teenagers?

Dave Patty shares about the notion of parenting children on God’s behalf.

 
What is a prayer meeting? What is a prayer meeting?

“Prayer is like a fire. One spark that someone prays should ignite a passion in someone else”. Mike Betts leads the network of churches Relational Mission.

 
Video: Highlights of ‘Revive Europe’ Video: Highlights of ‘Revive Europe’

A video summary of the student conference that gathered 3,000 in Karlsruhe, Germany. 6 days in 6 minutes.

 
 
Follow us on Soundcloud
Follow us on YouTube
 
 
WE RECOMMEND
 
PARTNERS
 

 
AEE
EVANGELICAL FOCUS belongs to Areópago Protestante, linked to the Spanish Evangelical Alliance (AEE). AEE is member of the European
Evangelical Alliance and World Evangelical Alliance.
 

Opinions expressed are those of their respective contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of Evangelical Focus.