I blame the Conservative Christian Church for the Churchless problem in America. 7.8 million citizens of this country have dechurched from Christianity.
The Conservative Christian Church blames Obama.
The Religious Republicans who control the Christian Church and plots her political objectives suffer from the ‘’Obama derangement syndrome”: Obama did it! It it is fault he is intolerate. ‘’President Obama should be tolerant toward the Church in its fight of same sex marriages. Sexual equality is an attack against our conscience if the LGBT community can marry. My belief in God is threatened. Obama persecutes by not allowing the Church to fight same sex marriage with any mean necessary. You are the anti Christ if you don’t let me have my way.
By Not letting the Church discriminate under a false doctrine of persecution proclaiming religious freedom in taking away the liberty of another citizen.
This church seeks a privilege we give no other in this society. The $82.5 billion we give in tax exemptions is not enough? The first century church did not seek such a privilege: the privilege not be offended by governmental policies.
The church is saying to the rest of us I must exist in a realm of no offence to worship my God in spirit and truth, even if you suffer under great persecution because of it.
The Numbers Do Not Lie!
The Pew Research Center released a 200 plus page ‘’America’s Changing Religious Landscape’’ on May 12, 2015. The document shows the pluses and minuses of religion in this country since 2007 to 2014.
I have been following the Churchless numbers since I launched this site about six weeks ago. The numbers in the exodus were not surprising accept this time two sets of numbers jumped out at me; non Christian religion showed a growth during this period from 1.2 % to 5.9% while during that same period Christian religion showed a decrease from 78.4% to 70.6% of the population with a 3% drop in Protestants and Catholics.
And, the Historically Black Protestants Churches, they showed no drop off from 2007 to 2014, amazing. With racism as pervasive, at all levels in the culture, it’s a wonder black people are not at the bottom of the barrel in belief of God.
Here is why the numbers are so stunning, the White Christian Conservative Church is the face of the Church in this country and it is failing to reach to lost to Christ.
The ‘’sound of brass and clanging cymbal’’ (1 Corinthians 13:1) the people hear proceeding out of the pulpit is the message heard throughout the land and it is not, ‘’turning the world upside down’’ for Christ (Acts 17:6) as did the first century Church under the preaching of Peter, Paul and John.
This Christian’s Church is ordained to be the light on a hill to draw all men to Christ. But it isn’t!
If we look to a trend as though it is: the Nones, the Churchless, and the non Affiliate will be the largest religious group in America soon.
I look for the non Christian religions to continue to grow in spite of the negativity from the dominant Conservative Church who will continue to preach hate against her brother and sister.
In the absence of recognition, I praise that ”good old time gospel” you find preached in the Historically Black Protestants Churches it save me.
The Historically Black Protestants Churches brought a nation of people through the dark and evil days of slavery. It is an honor to see the blessings God have bestowed upon the Black Church in America as it move forward in the 21 st century.
Pew’s Religious Portrait of African Americans as the ”most religiously committecd ethnic group in the nation”. It has the highest percentage of church participation among all Christian Churches and it does not preach hate against any man though he is hated by his brother as Christ was.
The religious spinmaster can rinse and repeat but the numbers show failure of the Christian religion to keep pace with the Historically Black Churches and the non Christian religions.
Politicalized preaching is the huge driver that causes the ‘turning and walking away’’ from the gospel. This anti christ preaching is making the nation ‘’deaf and dumb’’ to the good news of Christ.
Many of the ‘Exodus’ , myself included, ask what is the value of these numbers, the Church’s outreach methodology hasn’t changed. Do the dismal numbers give the Church a ‘selling point’ to claim a Christian nation, as long as it is fifty plus percentages of the whole?
My question to my readers, do the numbers matter?
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