American Family Association responds to study indicating those with faith are more fulfilled

AFA: ‘Nothing is worse for human beings than the Darwinian lie that we are mere combinations of cells adrift in a random universe of matter without purpose’

February 22, 2022

TUPELO, Miss. —  A recent Gallup survey confirms what Christians have known for thousands of years—money can’t buy happiness, but regular church attendance makes all the difference to a sense of well-being.

The results from the January polling data reveal that “92% of those who attend church services weekly are satisfied” with their lives. The study even indicated that those who regularly attend church are more fulfilled with their lives than those who make over $100,000 annually. These results are consistent with previous studies confirming these views.

American Family Association (AFA, www.afa.net) Executive Vice President Ed Vitagliano responded to these facts, arguing that benefits of a Christian life far outweigh any potential struggles—not only in a physical sense, but also a spiritual sense.

“This is another in a long line of studies that demonstrates that, while the Christian life is not easy, it is fulfilling,” Vitagliano commented. “Nothing is worse for human beings than the Darwinian lie that we are mere combinations of cells adrift in a random universe of matter without purpose. The evangelistic thrust of the gospel is the stunning truth that God loves us and we become a real part of a community––the body of Christ––when we are saved from our sins.”

American Family Association is dedicated to revitalizing modern culture by spreading the Gospel and fulfilling the Great Commission. AFA believes true morality flows from biblical principles and directs people to the manner in which God intends them to live—including regular attendance to churches in order to find true fulfillment in Christ.

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, visitwww.afa.net or follow AFA on Facebook or Twitter @AmericanFamAssc.        

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