A majority of young people who personally read the Bible, sometimes or never understand what it says. There is a gap between knowing and doing. "More than half of the young people who understand the Bible, have no trouble with a real life practice wich God forbids."
These are some results from a survey of over 3,000 young people from the constituency of the Rural Youth Work Contact (LCJ) in the Christian Reformed Churches. The researchers see a connection between the understanding of the Bible by personal Bible reading and the consequences which young people draw from their way of life.