Shocking Study: Why Don't Most Adult US Christians Believe the Holy Spirit Is Real?

(Charisma Media archives)
A disconnect between the Word of God and what's presented in many American churches can cause Christians of all ages to struggle with their faith, according to author Sallie Dawkins.

Published by Firebrand United, Dawkins' newest book, Spirit World Truths from God's Word, is a compilation of over 600 scriptures designed as a resource for Christians curious to know what God says about His Holy Spirit, man's spirit, demonic spirits and spiritual warfare.

According to an American Worldview Inventory survey published in February 2021 by Arizona Christian University's Cultural Research Center, most adult U.S. Christians don't believe the Holy Spirit is real.

A majority of the 2,000 Americans surveyed identified as Christians, saying they believe God is all-powerful, all-knowing and the Creator of the universe. Still, more than half rejected the existence of the Holy Spirit.

Dawkins believes this view is contrary to overwhelming biblical evidence. "God Himself teaches us by His Word and Spirit," she emphasizes. "In 2015, God taught me to confront assumptions, doubts and lies with the truth of His Word."

This heart encounter with God challenged her entire belief system and rapidly transformed her life. She believes cultivating a deeper relationship with God brought victory over decades-long chronic pain. It's what launched her into ministry as a Christian healing evangelist.

Dawkins shares her inspiring testimony of learning to love and trust God more completely in The Awakening Christian Series. She's also compiled several books of themed scriptures to inspire and support readers on their spiritual journey.

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