Bible study enhances quality of life!
By: Teleios Research
The survey demonstrated a statistical difference between the pre- and the post-surveys with an increase in personal wellbeing (4.4 to 4.9), peace (4.3 to 5.0), joy (4.6 to 5.1), contentment (4.4 to 4.8), and confidence in knowing scripture (4.2 to 4.6; scale 0-6 with 6 being highest, P>0.001). Additionally, there were a greater number of participants who believed in the security of salvation (39 to 61%, P=0.02). As might be expected, the Bible study program increased the number of students studying the Bible verse-by-verse (5.3 to 6.1, scale of 0-8 with 8 being highest, P=0.05) with 51% saying they know better how to study the Bible.
Dr. William Stewart, co-founder of Teleios, noted "These findings are extremely exciting! This is the first study of which we are aware that directly evaluates the impact of personal Bible study with a mentor on individual's lives. The fact that Bible study increased a person's sense of wellbeing as well as their peace, joy, contentment and confidence, demonstrates the potential profound impact of scripture on a person's life. Further, the Bible study boosted the student's confidence in the security of their salvation. We hope these amazing findings encourage others to study the Bible verse by verse so they can gain the most from scripture study and realize the wonderful fruit that God has for them in their personal life."
In summary, Teleios' Bible study program demonstrated that individual one-on-one Bible study, for at least 4 weeks with a mentor, increased personal wellbeing, peace, joy, contentment and confidence in salvation. More research is needed to understand the long-term benefit of such a Bible program.
For those who might wish to participate in this program, please apply at https://teleiosresearch.com/
More findings from Teleios can be viewed on their website.
WC Stewart, JA Stewart, LA Nelson
About Teleios – Teleios teaches the Bible and the gospel, giving confidence to its truth. Teleios is a non-profit foundation that seeks to demonstrate the truth of scripture and the Christian faith through scientific methods by providing evidence for the positive results of a biblically based lifestyle and produces practical tools for scriptural understanding and confidence.
Lindsay Nelson - Teleios Research