Why Americans Are Abandoning Religion
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. 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:
America is now in meltdown stage. All the warning signs are flashing red! The church in America is now dissolving before our eyes. The young are leaving in droves. As God’s power left the pulpits, the people leave. Pastors are more like CEOs and the churches are more like social clubs such as the Moose or Lion’s clubs.
This all adds up to a lukewarm church that God cannot stand! A lukewarm church is a spiritually dead church.
The death of America started in the churches and now has spread to the rest of the nation. This is how someone like Obama was elected.
What is replacing the power of the gospel is the militant Hard Left, including atheism and also Islam. This is clearly seen on the college campuses and military. Atheism is now the ruling “religion” in the military. The Christians are going into the “closets” while the homosexuals are free to roam and flaunt their sin.
America is now starting to look like Europe, which is hardened against the Lord and under severe judgment with God sending Islam for rejecting Him.
If there is no revival, America is going to be culturally like Great Britain. As the nation turns from the Lord, it will also turn from Israel. There very shortly will be no America unless the Lord sends a revival.
We pray every Tuesday and Thursday night for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit and repentance for America. If there is no prayer, there soon will be no America. It is much closer than you think.
Why Americans Are Abandoning Religion 05/13/15 I would say at the root is the modern powerless translations of the Bible that preachers use and the people read. How can God anoint these translations when they alter that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God and so many other verses!
In truth, the decline of American religious practice can be traced not to the intransigence of America’s religious institutions, but to their desperate attempts to “reach out” to young people by forsaking key values. Values alienate. Behavioral requirements alienate. Talk about sin alienates. Talk about heaven and hell alienates. And so religious institutions decided not to focus on such uncomfortable but eternal truths in order to fill pews. Major religious institutions across the United States decided that it would be more effective to draw constituents with honey rather than vinegar – forgetting, of course, that religion isn’t either. Religion is fine wine: it may taste bitter when it first hits the tongue, but it is rich, sweet, and beautiful when you know what you’re drinking. Religion without standards is kumbaya happy talk, requiring neither God nor church.
Churches, in an effort to avoid losing government-guaranteed tax-exempt status, stopped speaking out about secular assaults on religious freedom. They stopped speaking against candidates who embraced the murder of the unborn or the corruption of the marital institution via governmental embrace of “alternative family structures.” Instead, they suggested that church was for barbecues, get-togethers, date nights, and the occasional Psalm-reading session.
Americans quickly realized that the churches had shifted focus from providing eternal truths to providing transient community-building exercises. And they realized that it’s a lot more fun to go to the beach on a Sunday morning than to sit on uncomfortable wooden benches. They realized the entire family would prefer attending a Dodger game than sitting through a three-hour synagogue service. When religious leaders decided to require less, rather than more, of their constituents, Americans decided religion was worthless. Religion is about upholding God’s standards. Abandoning those standards means abandoning God. Religion cannot survive as a cultural totem rather than as an embodiment of the word of the Living God.”
The European Left’s War On Christianity 01/05/15 This is were America is headed.
The following article reflects what is happening to the people of America as the church dies. There is very little power in the church to free people from the power of sin, so they are going to doctors for drugs to try and alleviate the inner distress. Huge numbers of these people are believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. I know because I minister to them.
Almost one-fifth of Americans now take psychotropic drugs to cope with everyday life 05/01/15 This is an indictment against the powerless preachers across America. The people rather go to doctors for drugs then to a powerless preacher. I really think that today few people even think of going to a preacher for help when suffering from depression, etc. America is dying.
“The results of the annual Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index are in, and the methods by which many Americans now cope with their daily lives in this brave new world are sobering. Roughly one in five individuals living in the U.S., based on a random survey of people living in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, now take some type of mood-altering drug or medication daily just to make it through their miserable lives. After conducting interviews with at least 450 residents of each U.S. state between January and December 2014, researchers found that about 20% of folks, on average, use pharmaceutical pills or other substances on a day-to-day basis to feel happy and stable. Each individual was asked, open-ended, whether or not he or she uses drugs that “affect your mood or help you relax,” and about one in five answered yes.”
Revelation 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.