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Millennial Generation Least Engaged With Bible

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Several local churches wrapped up Good Friday services to kick of Easter weekend.

The Millennial generation – those who are between 18 and 29 years old – are the least engaged with the Bible.

The Bible belt is buckled with believers and nay-sayers about religion.

“This is important for me because I’m a Christian and this is Easter – the epitome of the Christian faith,” said Alexis Drye.

“For me, I believe Christ died for me. This is the weekend to celebrate and honor the sacrifice that he made,” said Allison Main.

But not everyone’s buying it. The American Bible Society found the number of people who believe in the Bible equal the number of people who don’t.

“I mean it doesn’t surprise me at all. My friends who aren’t involved in church – that is their mantra. They don’t believe much of the bible,” said Drye.

 “I think we live in a culture of skepticism and we are skeptical of truth claims and things that don’t align with our personal opinions,” said Casey Jordan.

“This growth of people that are very apathetic and don’t want anything to do with it,” said Main.

In fact, nearly 40% of Millennial's never read the Bible.

30% think it has little influence in society.

“It’s hard for people to accept that there’s something bigger than themselves especially in this generation,” said Main.

“They don’t have any feelings about it. They don’t have bad feelings but they don’t think about it,” said Main.

But for believers – the Bible is more than just a book.

“The Bible is god’s word so it means everything,” said Drye.

“Churches need to be more strategic to invite these people. And for churches to allow people to come with questions, and it’s ok to learn and study,” said Main.

“I had my own spiritual search where I had my own doubts and was able to spend time investigating and that I do believe in it,” said Drye.

More than 40% of people who read the Bible use digital tools – but a majority of worshippers still prefer the print format.
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