Why Americans Are Abandoning Religion

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  1. Dan.w says:

    Christ is still building His church.Brick/mortar,and bad Bible translations can sideline some.Somewhere down in the past,.religion supplanted the life of Christ.There is always someone who want’s to be god or take His throne.The devil is into details.He [the devil],has enough advocates.Let us who claim Christ,take a stand in the marketplace of idea’s,and hold forth His glorious light.Bushels are for vegetable’s,not light hiding.God bless each of you as you heed His call.Dan.w

  2. What an exciting time we live in! The fields are white unto harvest, The lost are just that, LOST! They are learning that the things they could enjoy and people (Government) they used to trust have lied. Standards of morality and commitment to anything no longer is evident More than ever the unbeliever needs to hear about the personal relationship Jesus Christ died for, to provide the way to find the truth, the way and the life…. The church as an organization will no longer reach the lost. Only we the children of the living God have the power through the Holy Spirit to share the good news. We need the leadership to take us through the boot camp of witnessing and bring forth the passion for lost souls that lies buried in the heart of forgiven mankind. “The gospel is only good news if it gets there in time”.

  3. Dan.w says:

    Jesus spoke to Nicodemus.who was a ‘religious person’,about the fact that one must be born again.There are for sure saved people in many different denominations,but denominations are not the prerequisite for heaven,being born again is.If you are not sure if you are,please read John 3 with Jesus explaining how to receive this gift.It is a gift,from a Holy God,to a needful and lost humanity.Once one receives this gift,the whole of Scripture will pour forth God’s love for you,His creation in Christ.May the Lord bless you as you seek Him.

  4. Gary Canant says:

    Why Americans are Abandoning Religion!
    1. Gensis 8:22 “Seed—Time—Harvest”
    When religion started substituting NOISE for POWER!
    When religion started substituting TIME WITH DISTRACTIONS instead of TIME IN COMMUNION WITH GOD.
    When religion subistuted THE MIND OF DRUGS (legal & illegal)FOR THE MIND OF CHRIST!
    When religion chose SACRAFICE (rebellion) over OBEDIANCE ie STRANGE FIRE, the harvest yield is a STERILE (Holy Spirit free) HARVEST!

    The late Rev A.A. Allen came to my town in 1955 and preached a sermon before hundreds of people healed of; polio, cancer, goiters, blindness, deafness and demon possesion and much more! (A 4th grade class mate with toothpick size leg was healed and leg was MADE WHOLE! as if he never had polio. All home work was cancelled so all students could go to thee A.A. ALLEN tent meeting.
    Sermon? IT PAYS TO SERVE THE DEVIL!
    His text reference” For the wages of sin is DEATH”.Romans 6:23
    Religion has CHOSEN sin over HOLINESS!
    Hence, as Hebrews so eloquently states 12:14 “HOLINESS, without which no MAN shall see the Lord:”

    The parable of the tares describes religion.
    At harvest time the TARES get burned up while the WHEAT gets called up with the sound of the voice from heaven,
    “COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE, THAT YE BE NOT PARTAKERS OF HER SINS, AND THAT YE RECIEVE NOT HER PLAGUES”
    Revelations 18:4

  5. Loretta says:

    the pope signs treaty to recognize Palestinian state.
    John, you are exactly right…. we are closer than we think. I pray God will protect, bless and lead every one of you. Our ONLY hope is in Christ Jesus. As long as we are seated with HIM we have nothing to fear.
    Much love and blessings my friends.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/14/world/middleeast/vatican-to-recognize-palestinian-state-in-new-treaty.html?_r=0

  6. Melany says:

    The falling away of the last days. In the church, everything rises & falls on leadership, & there is precious little left. Having read the article, many churches are maintaining a friendship with the world (worldly values & culture). There is no sense of urgency about the times we are living in regarding Messiah’s soon return. It is not emphasized & preached. How many leave with the determination to get their houses in order and their lives right with God? How do you feel that way when you’re ambivalent about hell? And, with no sense of urgency and an ambivalence about hell, how do church ‘leaders’ prepare their members to spread the Gospel? Congregants who sit under anemic and deceptive leadership will have a spiritual life that translates to complacency.

    I’ve been thinking about this all morning. The falling away of the last days. I’ve asked myself: How has my life changed since I’ve accepted Yeshua as my Lord & Savior? Having answered that, I do realize that I am called to share the Gospel, and there are so many loving, creative ways to do that! Nobody has to be a Bible scholar. Some have made this out to be more difficult than it actually is. If we’re motivated by love we can’t go wrong. We work within our own personalities. Abba told us this would happen in the last days…the falling away. If many brick-and-mortar churches are ineffective, than each of us can shine our own love of God in this very dark hour. This is the only way I know to counteract this terrible failing, with so many souls in the balance. This,…and prayer.

    Brother John, thank you for your efforts. Thank you for letting us give our opinions here & edify one another.

  7. It really is sad to see any church this empty. When I was a child, the church was always full. What has happened?? Why have people quit depending on God? Where is the faith? I’m afraid God was right when He asked the question, Will there be faith when I return? I now wonder myself. When I was a child, everyone went to church. Even the town drunks would show up. It really saddens me to see this. We need all bow down & ask forgiveness. None of us are blameless!!

    I pray people wake up before it is too late, as time is running very short. Not long & it will be too late to accept Him. Time will be finished as we know it. When Christ returns there are only two ways to go. Up or down. At that point we have no choice left. And then it is too late to ask Christ into our hearts. God help us all.

  8. Marcel says:

    Therefore, salt is good; but if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned?
    It is USELESS either for the soil or for the manure pile; it is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear. Luke 14:34

    Harvest-time to throw out the useless.

  9. Denise in MI says:

    http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Pope-calls-Abbas-angel-of-peace-during-Vatican-meeting-403258

    And I’m a supermodel! Not.

    I thought Jesuits were supposed to be educated. How can he be so fooled?Appeasement (and flattery)has never worked. Israel has always been screwed over when they’ve tried it.

    The more I hear about this pope, the more I believe the prophecy that he’s the last one, possibly the false prophet. He also said he thinks he won’t be pontificating long; that he may die in a few years, possibly from terrorism, as there have been threats to him. Another prophecy, the 3rd secret of Fatima, supports this: a man in white kneeling before a cross is assassinated, and there’s bloodshed throughout the city. (The attempted assassination of Pope John Paul II was not the 3rd secret, as was published in 2000, I believe.) Also, Pope Benedict’s stepping down plays a part in all this. It’s like the RCC is trying to make prophecy happen, much like the Muslims trying to bring in the 12th mahdi.

    Just like there had to be a Judas to betray Jesus, maybe these things have to happen too. He certainly is active in ecumenism, trying to bring the world’s religion together under the umbrella of environmentalism/paganism. That just gives me hope that it won’t be long until we go Home!

    Lest any Catholics get angry with me, know that I’m born & raised one & I raised my kids that way. However, I consider myself born again and saved by grace,
    and don’t bow down to much of the doctrine, especially not the rosary or any other works. I pretty much left the church and now watch/read evangelical preachers. (I do miss the fellowship, though, which is why this site is such a blessing.)

    I pray constantly for repentance and revival for our country, but I am doubtful that it will happen unless a huge tragedy hits us, bigger than 9-11, b/c people only prayed for awhile and then it was back to business as usual. I think it’ll take the Rapture to wake people up, and then it’ll be too late. People will have to go through the Tribulation, revived or not.

  10. Dan.w says:

    Today,[may 16],was my birthday…I was home alone for a while and though of Jesus,and how He gave the greatest gift of all,.Himself.Why couldn’t I give a gift,and not take one?,on my supposed day?I saw jehovah witnesses round the corner today in my neighborhood.At first I didn’t really want to deal with it.but then came to the conclusion that if I don’t tell them,who here will.As soon as they were by my mailbox,I went out to ‘engage’them in Scripture.Using their’bible’,as we talked signs of the times,I asked them to turn to John 1;1 and read.,pointing out that the Word was Christ,not just [a god],with a small G.We had a very spirited discussion.I held my ground in Christ’s all sufficiency for our salvation.I won’t say I swayed them,but they can never say they have not heard the pure unvarnished truth.To Christ be all honor and praise.

  11. Marcel says:

    The false prophet, Pope Francis has sealed his and his harlot church’s marriage to Satan’s end time agenda by way of the United Nations, New World dis-Order.
    It’s interesting that this wolf who talks like a strange lamb will be speaking before the UN on September 25th. I love the way God screwed up the plans of the first United in Rebellion elites midway at the Tower of Babel.
    I shall be watching closely for the Holy One of Israel’s response to the little demi-gods gathered together in NYC in late September. As an ex-Catholic, K-12, altar boy, choir boy, missionary uncle to Africa, a convent nun aunt and a mother named after one of the children who saw the false vision of Fatima, I reject everything about this harlot masquerading as the church of Jesus Christ. It is everything evil and Satanic, a destroyer of mens souls. So sad to see the apostate evangelical church jump into be with the imposter whore which has the audacity to wear white robes.

  12. Denise in MI says:

    Dan, how strong you are to be able to talk to the JWs. I had 2 very nice ladies knock on my door some time ago, and I almost slammed the door in their faces. I did not know what to say to them. I think I said, “I’m a Christian,” and that was about it. Believe me, I’m not often at a loss for words, but I didn’t have the courage to witness to them. (I’d like to think I’m stronger in the Word and would do better now.) I just wasn’t prepared, I guess, to quote the Scriptures; afraid I’d do a poor job. I know you’ve also witnessed to homosexuals, and I am so proud of you. You are filled with the Holy Spirit! I pray that the next time 2 come calling, I too will be filled with His Spirit and do a better job of confidently defending what I believe. Keep up the good work, Dan! And happy birthday.

  13. Denise in MI says:

    Just a SHORT article to share. I was curious to know if there were any Catholics for Israel (1 fb site) and any conservative Catholics criticizing the pope (a few). This one says they are weak in their criticism and need to get louder in it.

    http://www.publiusforum.com/2015/05/16/disastrous-commie-pope-now-calling-murderous-palestinians-angels-of-peace/

    2 very good articles /commentary on prophecytracker.org yesterday give some history of the RCC and Israel/Replacement Theology.

    Please pray for my mom/family to see the light. I keep telling her Jesus finished everything at the Cross, but she & her generation were practically brainwashed by the nuns; always fearful of losing their salvation.(My dad was often hit w/ a ruler b/c he wrote left-handed: the hand of the devil!) I told her about the pope’s latest actions, and she said I should stop watching so much politics. He is SO not infallible! (She’d also rather not know about End Times; it scares her.) I do honor my mom (and late dad), and I don’t want to hurt her about her beliefs, but it’s hard to undo 70+ years of obedience to the RCC. Islam and so many other cults use fear and intimidation, so this is not new. I pray that people will really SEE Jesus as their way to salvation and nothing else.

    Thanks. I really needed to get that off my chest.

  14. Dan.w says:

    Happy Birthday to You,my friend John Mcternan!.I have already wrote yours down.As for being brave sister Denise,..I don’t think I’m all that brave.Lies and untruths just have to be confronted and stood against.If I were silent,some could see that as agreeing with those whom are ‘very sadly mistaken to the nth degree’.Maybe I’m a little battle numb,but for me.it seems to get a bit easier in some ways when you leave your house to do Spiritual battle,day in and day out.The witnesses I’ve encountered will be back…maybe because I gave them my first name and address,heh,heh heh.Seriously though,they are lost souls,and as Christians that’s a big part of why we are still here.they NEED Jesus.I’m just the messenger,it’s up to the Holy Spirit to to make it real to them.Everyone of you here are my real heroe’s.In part,because I know you stand with me in faith in Christ,and this truth is worth defending and bringing to others.I try and plant Godly seed’s all day,wherever I go.Am I a super Christian????No…just one,just like you.You could pass by me on the street and most likely never see my halo,or menservant’s……probably ’cause I don’t have any.God bless all of you,wherever the Lord take’s you in this walk,Dan.w

  15. Dan.w says:

    …………..And thanks for the b-day wishes Denise.

  16. Dan.w says:

    P.S.,brother John….You share May21 with my mom.God bless you both.Dan.w

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      May 21, 1948 Bronx, NY
      My dad was Francis Joseph McTernan from County Leitrum, Ireland

  17. Dan.w says:

    I loved your book,’I could take his punch’.I gave my signed copy away to someone who was a Christ mocker in hopes it could be a witnessing tool.Brother John,if I wanted say 5 more copies via snail mail,let me know what it would come out to with postage..and I promise if you sign one more,I will keep that one.God bless,Dan.w

  18. Mowjoe says:

    Yes the attendance in church buildings is down. I left my church when I saw it was a business first church second. I was on a quest for God’s much needed hand in my life and either was told send money or I was told God does not work the same way he did in the bible. I pray one day church will once again be in tents and the hand of God blows through

    • JohnMcTernan says:

      What you ran into was the Cathodic church.
      Jesus can’t stand it either.

      Rev 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
      Rev 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
      Rev 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
      Rev 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
      Rev 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
      Rev 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.