Americans who prefer the New Testament are more likely to be pro-life and oppose gay marriage
Americans who say they prefer the New Testament over the Old Testament are more likely to oppose gay marriage and say they are pro-life, according to new data.
YouGov, a market research company headquartered in the United Kingdom, has released data compiled through YouGov Profiles of more than 30,000 Americans related to their biblical preferences and how they might shape their individual practices and beliefs.
The data show that less than 21 per cent of Americans favor the Old Testament, which can be "embodied by fire and brimstone." Meanwhile, 38 per cent of Americans say their favorite part of the Bible is the New Testament, which focuses more on the love, grace and forgiveness offered through Jesus Christ.
However, 40 per cent of Americans who responded to the survey said they either didn't know which part of the Bible they liked best (19 per cent) or they were unfamiliar with the Bible...
By the grace of God I have read through my Bible every year for over four decades. I still would have to say there are some passages that more preferable to read and meditate on than others (see I Chronicles 1-9). Many of our brethren read a chapter daily from Proverbs, are they wrong to give it such preference? It is important to realize as has been pointed out that all Scripture is profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction and instruction and with the help of the Holy Spirit and the prayer of the Psalmist to open our eyes to behold wondrous things from it we can benefit by being doers of the Word for His glory.