Gallop poll measured honesty

A recent USA gallop poll that measures honesty, trust and…
Posted by Terry R Green in Facebook's Pentecostal Theology Group View the Original Post

A recent USA gallop poll that measures honesty, trust and ethics among different occupations-listings are in the order of the highest to lowest percentage. The most trusted professions are as follows…..
Nurses 84%; druggist 73%; Veterinarians 71%; Doctors 69%; Dentists 62%; Engineers 61%; CLERGY 58%; College Teachers 58%; Policemen 54%; Governors 22%; Executives 18%; Lawyers 18%; Stockbrokers 17%; Senators 15%; Members of Congress 14%; Insurance Salesman 13%; Advertisers 11%; Car Salesman/ Dealership 7%.
Let me note that there was a day when A Minister/ Clergy was number one as being the most trusted and respected. But that day has come and gone. Quite sad. pt

10 Comments

  • Reply May 13, 2016

    Roger Griffith

    Terry R Green, Is it any wonder that ministers are no longer trusted after the way men like Finis Dake and Jimmy Swaggart have acted?

  • Reply May 13, 2016

    Roger Griffith

    Finis Dake (author of the Dake Study Bible) took a 16 year old girl from the youth group at the church he pastored and drove to three different motels on a trip across state lines. Dake referred to her as his “wife” at each motel they checked into. He was found guilty of violating the Mann Act, but Dake blamed his “error” on the devil and complained that the local authorities were against him. Indeed, the local authorities were very upset with him and adamantly against him when they discovered him using his position as a pastor and spiritual leader to take advantage of a member of his own church youth group.

  • Reply May 13, 2016

    Roger Griffith

    The Mann Act is also known as the White Slave Traffic Act and Finis Dake went to Federal Prison for breaking it.

  • Reply May 13, 2016

    Roger Griffith

    Dake was already in the ministry, had already written the OT notes for his study Bible, and was pastoring a church when he took off with that 16 year old girl from his church youth group pretending that she was his wife. He was booted from the A/G because of his crime. So, how is it that some in the A/G today treat Dake like a hero? He had his credentials taken from him by the A/G, yet some A/G ministers today still recommend him. They would be in trouble if they allowed a man with revoked credentials to speak in their churches, so why is it okay to recommend his Study Bible and his other books in their churches?

  • Reply May 13, 2016

    Roger Griffith

    The same goes for Jimmy Swaggart. He has hurt our cause, but people keep letting him back in the door.

  • Reply May 14, 2016

    Ken Manley

    Those ministers that have been caught in very public scandals (financial or sexual) and those televangelists that are all about money and popularity, living lavish lifestyles, are giving a bad name to the many preachers that live exemplary lives.

    1.”BUT there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
    2 And many shall follow their pernicious ways; BY REASON OF WHOM THE WAY OF TRUTH SHALL BE EVIL SPOKEN OF.
    3 And through covetousness shall they with feigned words make merchandise of you: whose judgment now of a long time lingereth not, and their damnation slumbereth not.” (II Peter 2:1-3)

  • Reply May 14, 2016

    Roger Griffith

    It is no wonder that ministers (especially Pentecostal ministers) are losing our credibility when we turn a blind eye to such things.

  • Troy Day
    Reply November 10, 2019

    Troy Day

    CLERGY only 58% honest – do what?

  • Daniel J Hesse
    Reply November 10, 2019

    Daniel J Hesse

    Concerned.

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