Bible study greatly enhances quality of life in the Philippines!

By: Teleios
Pastor Orlando Cerezo
Pastor Orlando Cerezo
CHARLESTON, S.C. - March 22, 2022 - PRLog -- Teleios, a Christian nonprofit, has shown practicing Christianity improves biblical knowledge and personal wellbeing. Teleios sponsored a research project at Compassion Global Baptist Church (CGBC) in Pangasinan, Philippines to evaluate the effect of spreading the gospel as part of a church planting objective. From May-December 2021, CGBC surveyed individuals who believed in salvation by faith alone in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. They were surveyed again after a 13-week discipleship course about the basics of Christian faith.

There were 200 participants in the CGBC survey. The demography was: gender - female (51%), or male (49%); age - <35 years old (39%); employment - full-time employed (54%), homemaker (16%), student (16%), or other (14%); education - secondary school (32%), vocational school (30%), or university student (38%).

The survey found significant improvements (P>0.0001) in all measures. In the results presented below, the first percentage represents the response prior to the 13-week instruction course and the second after completing the course.
  • Bible Study helps improve our relationship with God (91%, 100%), it provides wisdom to lead a careful and productive life (73, 99%), it helps us to love God, others and ourselves (70%, 97%).
  • Salvation in the Christian faith comes by God's grace through faith in Christ's death on the cross and resurrection (73%, 99%).
  • After becoming a Christian, we cannot lose salvation as Christ's sacrifice was sufficient for all our sins (57%, 100%).
  • Regarding our relationship with God, we do not feel guilty as Christ's sacrifice is sufficient for all our sins (18%, 100%).
  • As a Christian our position with God through Christ is characterized as: adopted into God's family (74%, 98%), chosen by God (57%, 96%), sealed as God's by the Holy Spirit (42%, 99%), seen as sinless and innocent by God (2%, 50%), and regenerated by the Spirit (64%, 95%).
Dr. William Stewart, co-founder of Teleios, noted, "This survey shows the power of God's word not only to salvation by faith alone in Jesus Christ, but also for confidence in salvation and how to live a wise and contented life. This wonderful ministry in the Philippines also helps demonstrate the message of Christ is transferable to all cultures in all times."

In summary, this survey found significant improvement in biblical knowledge and personal wellbeing following faith in Jesus Christ for salvation by faith alone and a 13-week instruction course in scripture.

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WC Stewart, O Cerezo, JA Stewart, LA Nelson

About Teleios –Teleios is a non-profit foundation whose mission, bringing Christ to the world, is fulfilled in conducting Christian research and generating practical tools for scriptural understanding and confidence!

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