2012 Religion News Service (RNS) Almost half of churchgoing Americans say their life has not changed a bit due to their time in the pews, a new survey shows.
The survey results are based on a random sample of 1,022 adults and have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.2 percentage points.
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This is a rather sad article, I think...sad, because it indicates a real misunderstanding of God and his presence in a human life. To think that a spiritual experience has to be experienced only within the confines of a church or a church service is such a limiting understanding...
The Urantia Book is transformational in its revelation of God. When taken at face value, and tested by one's own experience, the religion of personal spiritual experience is very powerful, and can prove for the individual that s/he "does not have to go farther than his own inner experience of the soul's contemplation of this spiritual-reality presence to find God and attempt communion with him."
5:0.1 IF THE FINITE mind of man is unable to comprehend how so great and so majestic a God as the Universal Father can descend from his eternal abode in infinite perfection to fraternize with the individual human creature, then must such a finite intellect rest assurance of divine fellowship upon the truth of the fact that an actual fragment of the living God resides within the intellect of every normal-minded and morally conscious Urantia mortal. The indwelling Thought Adjusters are a part of the eternal Deity of the Paradise Father. Man does not have to go farther than his own inner experience of the soul's contemplation of this spiritual-reality presence to find God and attempt communion with him.