Most Americans don’t believe they will experience a resurrection of their bodies when they die, putting them at odds with a core teaching of Christianity.
The findings of a new Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll surprised and dismayed some of the nation’s top theologians since it seems to put Americans in conflict with both the Nicene Creed and the Apostles’ Creed, ancient statements of faith meant to unify Christian belief.
The Nicene Creed, adopted in 325 at the First Council of Nicea under Roman Emperor Constantine, concludes with the famous words: “We look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen.”
Similarly, the Apostles’ Creed professes a belief in “the resurrection of the body.”
Only 36 percent of the 1,007 adults interviewed a month ago … MORE