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 AFA executive vice president: ‘An empire was changed by the Gospel message two millennia ago; our nation’s direction can be changed too’   

November 7, 2022

TUPELO, Miss. — A new poll is raising some concern for the future of America. A breakdown of a recent poll from Summit Ministries shows that the younger an adult is, the less likely they are to believe in absolute truth. 55% of adults 30 and under say they believe each person determines their own version of truth, while 42% say they believe in absolute truth. A spokesperson for Summit Ministries stated, “The loss of truth has grave consequences for community, justice, a sense of purpose and mental health. I’m not aware of any civilization that has abandoned reality to this extent and survived.”

Despite these concerning statistics, American Family Association (AFA, Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano said Christians should remember the power of the Gospel and how its message of hope has overcome obstacles as seemingly insurmountable and implacable as the pagan Roman Empire. Now is the time for Christians to engage with the culture with optimism in the power of the absolute truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

“Young people today have been inundated by atheistic, nihilistic, and sexually perverse messaging,” said Vitagliano. “So, Christians should not be surprised by these poll results. However, we should be neither discouraged by them nor passive in the face of them. Instead, as the Apostle Paul said — as he ventured forth into regions of the world without any spiritual truth at all — we should remain confident in the power of the Gospel to save the lost. An empire was changed by that Gospel message two millennia ago; our nation’s direction can be changed too.”

For over 40 years, AFA has operated within the mission to inform, equip, and activate individuals to strengthen the moral foundations of American culture and give aid to the church here and abroad in its task of fulfilling the Great Commission.  Founded in 1977, AFA has long been on the front lines of America’s culture war. Today, AFA is one of the largest and most effective pro-family organizations in the country, with nearly a million online supporters and approximately 110,000 subscribers to The Stand (formerly known as the AFA Journal), the ministry’s monthly magazine.  Find AFA Action Alerts here.  In addition, AFA owns and operates nearly 180 radio stations across the country under the American Family Radio banner.  View the media page for AFA here. For more information on American Family Association, or follow AFA on Facebook or Twitter @AmericanFamAssc.