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Is there a new ‘fake Christianity’ in America?

Writing for the Journal, Rachel Bratton said this: “American Christianity has fallen. Thanks to cultural corrosion and a lack of biblical literacy, a new ‘fake Christianity’ is now being preached within the American church.”

Are Young Americans turning away from Christianity?

If switching among young Americans continued at recent rates, Christians would decline as a share of the population by a few percentage points per decade, dipping below 50% by 2060, the report says.

Could atheists become America’s largest non-religious group?

Depending on the future of religious switching, people who identify as atheist, agnostic or ‘nothing in particular’ could become America’s largest (non)religious group within our lifetime, Pew researcher Stephanie Kramer tweeted.

What percentage of the US population is Christian?

In the early ’90s, about 90% of people in the U. S. identified as Christians, the report said. In 2020, Christians accounted for about 64% of the U. S. population, including children. Meanwhile, those who are not affiliated with a religion has grown from 16% in 2007 to 30% in 2020, according to the research.

How are Buddhism and Hinduism promoted?

Buddhism and Hinduism are promoted in a different way. For more than a decade, U.S. public schools have been indoctrinating children with Far East mystical practices, masked under so-called “Mindfulness” programs to supposedly promote stress management. Youngsters are made to sit on classroom floors in the lotus position, eyes closed, hands resting on knees with palms raised, meditating or chanting Hindu mantras. When she exposed the agenda in 2014, Christian activist Debbie Degroff advised, “Chances are that you, like me, had never heard of Mindfulness until today. What other programs, curriculums and practices are you unaware of?”

What is the most targeted religious group in the world?

That silence means most Americans are unaware that Christians are overwhelmingly the most targeted religious group in the world, with persecution in some areas reaching “genocidal” levels, according to a 2019 report commissioned by the U.K. foreign secretary. The result has been mass exodus from regions of greatest violence. For example, in fewer than 10 years the Syrian Christian population has nosedived from 1.7 million to under 450,000. In Palestine, Christians make up less than 1.5 percent of residents. Yet these are the areas of Christianity’s oldest roots.

What is the definition of intolerance?

But the modern definition of intolerance includes a specious insinuation that Christians’ personal morals pose a direct threat to everyone else’s personal freedom. Newfangled “tolerance” demands that Christians not only put up with perversion but also agree with, endorse, and promote it.

What is the modern anti-Christian crusade?

The modern anti-Christian crusade we are witnessing in the United States is a textbook case of cultural Marxism’s “tolerance” in practice . “Radicals in America today don’t have the political power to execute religious people and destroy their houses of worship, yet they openly declare their desire to obliterate religion,” said Horowitz. “They want to save the human race from the social injustice and oppression that religion allegedly inflicts on humanity.”

What are some examples of government discrimination against Christians?

We could add Montana’s refusal to allow religious schools access to its state scholarship program; the new law in New York that forces pro-life groups to hire pro-abortion employees; the Virginia realtor persecuted by her state’s Real Estate Board for using Christian references in digital communication; the Pennsylvania National Guard Unit that tried to ban a Christian scouting group from touring its facility; the Florida soup kitchen told to remove Christian banners and stop giving out Bibles or risk losing USDA funding; two ministers arrested for reading the Bible aloud on the sidewalk outside a Hemet, California, DMV; and the city of San Francisco’s recent commercial blacklist of 22 states with strong pro-life laws. And this list is only the tip of the iceberg; many more examples could be added.

How many churches were burned in Russia?

In Russia, socialist revolutionary Karl Marx’s followers scrubbed religious teaching from the schools, forbade criticism of atheism, and burned over 10,000 churches. When priests demanded freedom of religion, they were executed. Between 1917 and 1935, 130,000 Russian Orthodox priests were arrested, 95,000 of whom were shot by firing squads.

Why was Phil Robertson suspended from Duck Dynasty?

Who can forget when A&E suspended Phil Robertson of the hit TV series Duck Dynasty in 2013 for expressing his opinion that homosexuality is a sin? Instead of defending Robertson’s right to free speech, the network pandered to outraged activists and only reluctantly reinstated the celebrity after fierce public backlash to the suspension.

What did Dostoevsky see before the Bolshevik Revolution?

Four decades before the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917, Dostoevsky not only anticipated the communist takeover of Russia, but also saw the inevitable persecution of the Russian Orthodox Church and the subsequent driving of Russian Christianity underground.

How did Christianity grow?

Early Christianity grew in prestige and power by boldly and unapologetically preaching the Gospel of Christ. What separated Christianity from the Judaism out of which it emerged was the same thing that ultimately allowed Christian thought to make inroads with the pagan cultures of Greece and Rome. Christ’s message of salvation and redemption was first and foremost an individual responsibility and an individual blessing. The God of the Old Testament made His covenant with the Hebrew/Jewish people as a group. They were collectively “His people” and He was collectively “their God.” Down through the centuries, the collective nature of this relationship was guaranteed by contractual (covenantal) decree that applied to all as to one. But the promises of Christ offered that covenantal promise on much more personal terms. Simply belonging to some favored group no longer guaranteed anything — consider Christ’s incessant calling out of the Pharisees — and eternal salvation was predicated on individual choice and conviction, not conformity and contractual obligation. In the new covenant as Christ formulated it, mother and daughter, father and son, might be saved or severed without regard to the other depending on what they chose and how they lived.

What aspects of Christianity did Williams barter in the name of multicultural understanding?

Among the offending aspects of Christianity that Williams was willing to barter in the name of multicultural understanding was the very idea of the Trinity itself , which, Williams fussed, was “difficult” and “sometimes offensive to Muslims.”.

What was the core of Christian expansion?

In short, at the core of Christian expansion was evangelism, a missionary compulsion to convince potential converts about their absolute value to God as individuals. Each of them was called to enter a deeply personal and intimate relationship with a God who was both accessible and responsive.

What is socialist mania?

With its promises of equality for all, socialist mania is overcoming churches and recasting what it means to be Christian, dispensing with the words of Christ and biblical teachings.

Where did the Satanists desecrate the statue of Jesus?

In Cremona, Italy , Satanists disfigured and toppled a wooden statue of Jesus, leaving behind a piece of cardboard with the inscription “Satan.” In Malmö, Swedish vandals desecrated the Evangelical Lutheran Church seven days in a row, breaking windows and demolishing a statue of Jesus. Northern Ireland has registered over 600 attacks on churches and other places of worship over the past five years, an average of one attack every three days. And a leading atheist in Scotland has hailed a proposed hate-crime bill as an opportunity to target Christians for prosecution. The left-separatist Scottish National Party (SNP) proposed the Hate Crime and Public Order Bill, which is set to criminalize speech that is likely to “stir up hatred” against “marginalized” groups. According to atheist activist Ian Stewart, the bill “will enable the prosecution of all Scotland’s religions and their Holy Books for spreading hatred.”

Where did the Queen of Peace burn down?

Someone tried to burn down the Queen of Peace church in Ocala, Florida. Another arsonist set fire to a statue of the Virgin Mary in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston. Yet another fire broke out at Mission San Gabriel Arcángel in Los Angeles, destroying the building’s roof and interior.

What Is MTD?

Barna explained to The Western Journal what MTD is and how it affects the way Christians engage in culture.

What Is the Solution?

If the church does not train up believers in the Truth, they will find themselves floundering in a culture that desperately needs Christ.

What is the most popular worldview in the United States?

George Barna, director of research at Arizona Christian University, said MTD — or “watered-down, feel-good, fake Christianity” — is “the most popular worldview in the United States today,” according to Christianity Daily. A recent poll conducted by ACU found that 38 percent of adults hold this view.

Why are conservative Christians the least likely to talk to others about candidates and issues during the last election cycle?

This was because they did not know what they believed or how to put it into words.

What is the counterfeit religion?

This counterfeit religion is moralistic therapeutic deism, a worldview that has quickly gained prominence and given many Americans a theology that looks nothing like historical Christianity, despite what they may claim.

What is the idea that God created the world but has no direct involvement in it?

Deism is the idea that God created the world but has no direct involvement in it. Basically, according to MTD, there is a distant God who just wants everyone to be nice, and the purpose of life is to be happy.

Why is it important to understand the Bible?

Having a solid understanding of what the Bible teach es will help Christians engage confidently with the culture. They need to be prepared to give a defense of what they believe, because challenges to their faith are guaranteed.