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The Lord thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little. (Deuteronomy 7:22)
We are not to expect to win victories for the Lord Jesus by a single blow. Evil principles and practices die hard. In some places it takes years of labor to drive out even one of the many vices which defile the inhabitants. We must carry on the war with all our might, even when favored with little manifest success.
According to a recent survey by the Pew Foundation, the religion of choice for the United States is: 26% evangelical Protestant; 24% mainline Protestant, 24% Catholic; and 16% unaffiliated (atheist, agnostic, and nothing in particular). Others are given on the website. NC is 41% evangelical Protestant, 21% mainline Protestant, and 13% black Protestant, with 12% unaffiliated.
Open the link below to find out the results for other states, courtesy of USA Today.
Jesus starts teaching in the temple midway through the feast and the Jews are asking for His credentials much as we would ask for a Dr. to present his credentials. Jesus responds indicating His doctrine was not His invention, but that it came from another source. Dr. Sproul discusses what Jesus knew and did not know both as a baby and as an adult explaining about Christ's dual nature.