Christianity in America

Bethlehem57

Well-Known Member
RR’s news site today with some very eye opening numbers about beliefs in this country.

According to this article:

“Recently, The Christian Post reported, "Over a third of senior pastors believe 'good people' can earn their way to heaven." This was the conclusion of a survey conducted by the Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University. The survey polled around 1,000 Christian pastors, examining dozens of beliefs they hold, and found only 37% hold a biblical worldview.“

Ken Ham states that "Seven out of 10 U.S. adults call themselves 'Christians' and yet only 6 in 100 (6%) actually have a biblical worldview." He then went on to cite statistics from a recent Ligonier Ministries survey. Among its findings:

56% believe "God accepts the worship of all religions, including Christianity, Judaism, and Islam."
38% see Jesus as "a great teacher, but he was not God."
60% say "The Holy Spirit is a force but is not a personal being."
65% think "Everyone is born innocent in the eyes of God."
37% agree that "Religious belief is a matter of personal opinion; it is not about objective truth."

WOW! I had no idea that false teachings and beliefs had crashed this far!

Most people who call themselves Christians, don’t read the Bible. I confess that I haven’t always read the Bible, but now, it’s such an important part of my days that everything is planned around this time with my Lord.

But these figures, the “falling away,”as wretchedly low as they are, aren’t the only indicator of our time be in the last days of the Church on earth.

This article is interesting in that it discusses the many signs that Jesus said would be present in the times we are in, and, together, these signs indicate, that we are very close. But close…is hard to define. And I am pretty sure that God put it this way so that we would continue His work until we are called out by Jesus.

This article was very interesting to me in that it included “Denial of Signs,” especially relevant to me, because my family thinks I’ve made up everything about the Pre-Trib Rapture, Millenial Kingdom, Second Coming, ad nauseam…….but we know that I haven’t because I surround myself with like minded sisters and brothers, like you guys, so I can keep looking for my “Blessed Hope.” Your hope as well!

I will continue the work that our Lord commanded and pray that none reject Him and His free gift of salvation! We all know someone or have a relative that needs Him!
 

lightofmylife

Blessed Hope-Prepare To Fly!
It is sad that people who profess to be Christians can believe that many roads lead to heaven. The other religions do not believe that Jesus is the only way, the truth, and the life no man comes to the Father but by me. Christianity is a relationship with Jesus. When a person is born again the Holy Spirit indwells the believer. He is our teacher and comforter. :praying people accept the truth of the :bibleand have the assurance of their salvation.
 

lightofmylife

Blessed Hope-Prepare To Fly!
Yes, and that is the problem. Its hard to be led astray if Christians would read the bible.

Who knows what percentage of the world population will be raptured, but I have always believed its a much higher number than many expect.
The :biblegives us knowledge and wisdom to discern truth. We are not to be deceived by this world. His :bible word is a lamp unto my feet and a :lightbulb light unto my path.
 

Jaybird

Well-Known Member
These surveys are actually startling in that they reveal once again the truth of Bible prophecy.

2TI 4:3

"For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths."

I hope our predictions about the number of those Raptured is higher than we think and the world will notice that we are gone, but sometimes I wonder after reading surveys like this how many have actually fallen away from the truth.
 

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
Agree with you 100 %. Why travel to a remote jungle in South America when we have so many mission fields right in our back yard!

Here, many of the lost wear traditional muslim, hindu, budhist, animist, etc. attire, which are giant mobile billboards that say, "I'm lost! I'm going to Hell! I need The Gospel!" Good to oblige whenever safely possible for the lost person (muslim women are subject to sharia in some households and communities here, which includes honor killings, severe beatings, forced travel overseas for forced/arranged marriages, etc., etc., etc. if caught with Christian literature, speaking with a Christian, etc.)
 

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
Even the very liberal, apostate ELCA opposes and strongly discourages abortion. The denomination's website does outline the four cases, in which it says abortion may be permissible (but not mandated), and prescribes forgiveness for anyone having had and repenting of an abortion(s). I was actually very surprised at how relatively conservative they are on this issue, in light of their stance on homosexual "marriage" and ordination of LGBTQ and women. They have, however, departed from the traditional Lutheran view of the entire Bible as the inerrant, inspired Word of God, and now claim some "error" :cry

I figure abortion is one way to help discern whether or not a church or clergy is falling/has fallen away/is apostate. However, it's only an indicator, and in and of itself, not the determining criterium(a).
 

Kenny64

Well-Known Member
The :biblegives us knowledge and wisdom to discern truth. We are not to be deceived by this world. His :bible word is a lamp unto my feet and a :lightbulb light unto my path.
  • Salvation by grace through faith is at the heart of the Christian religion. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast” ( Ephesians 2:8–9 ). The statement has three parts— salvation, grace, and faith —and they are equally important.

Luke 21:8
King James Bible
And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not therefore after them.

Deception IS and I say again, deception is prevalent!

  • In Matthew 24, Jesus responded to the questions that the disciples asked of Him pertaining to “what would be the sign of his coming and the end of the world” with a warning that deception would be prevalent in the earth, especially religious deception. His words warned us of the danger of being deceived by men.
 

ItIsFinished!

Blood bought child of the King of kings.
I don’t understand how a Christian can be pro abortion? How can a Christian pastor be pro abortion?

I can’t find anywhere in the Bible were abortion is justified.
I agree. I can see how the lost have been deceived through years of indoctrination to believe the lie(s) and be pro-choice (pro-murder), but I cannot grasp my mind around the thought that born again , blood bought children of God would support brutal murders of innocent babies. They might want to check themselves.
To many individuals have a head knowledge of Jesus Christ and His Gospel , but not a heart transformation. They need a heart transplant.

As far as the comment about pastors being pro-choice , well that is disgusting and horrific , but unfortunately true.
They are wanna-bes. The majority of those who stand behind the pulpit (and the ones on stools) are not called by God to be there to begin with.
They say much that contradicts what the actual Word of God states.
They are playing with fire .

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. (Heb. 10:31)
 

Tall Timbers

Imperfect but forgiven
When I was a new Christian I didn't know a whole lot about anything other than that I was saved. It was glorious when I'd read passages in the Bible that described my salvation experience.

Over the decades I've learned a few things and a Biblical view of things has replaced what the world had previously taught me.

Two things haven't changed over the decades: 1) I'm still saved, and 2) I'm still a sinner.

If a Believer never does spend much time in prayer and reading the Word, or if they're otherwise influenced by a false pastor, that Biblical view may never materialize.

So, while difficult to accept, I can see where a Christian might not be pro-life.
 

Dragontiger777

Well-Known Member
As long as we can't judge these the people about their relationship with God (By Grace, Faith) And also there is other the people (Human: Sinner) as they are hard time fight against their own flesh as human against spiritual of the Satan/Demon/etc.

As most of the people who loves God with all their mind, heart, and soul? Plus, the Christian people (few in the Earth) trying fight and their best, then cause fall from the Lord...

Reason:

Nobody supports her/him as their have a weak. (I know The Bible said Eph 6:10-17).
Remember Jesus sent two disciples to support each other with faith and prayer (ing).
World trying to pull you out become without support cause fall from the Lord. (This is not easy to walk with the Lord daily).

That why we cannot judge on them because they "not belong to God's children" (And actual that person still saved and need somebody help.)

Yes, there are so billion or zillion people (stray from the Lord). If we judge them therefore God will judge us. Matthew 7:1-2.

As I am Deaf and saved and faith in my Salvation Lord. Hard find who is strong Deaf godly hard to find who willing support me. As that why I feel alone here the Earth (Kentucky). But I still love HIM with all my mind, heart, and soul. No matter what I have some weakness as God give me strength.

Sometimes I want to go home with my King/Lord/Jesus. As God have purposed for me to be here on the Earth for some reason.


Peace
 

Ghoti Ichthus

Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
As long as we can't judge these the people about their relationship with God (By Grace, Faith) And also there is other the people (Human: Sinner) as they are hard time fight against their own flesh as human against spiritual of the Satan/Demon/etc.

As most of the people who loves God with all their mind, heart, and soul? Plus, the Christian people (few in the Earth) trying fight and their best, then cause fall from the Lord...

Reason:

Nobody supports her/him as their have a weak. (I know The Bible said Eph 6:10-17).
Remember Jesus sent two disciples to support each other with faith and prayer (ing).
World trying to pull you out become without support cause fall from the Lord. (This is not easy to walk with the Lord daily).

That why we cannot judge on them because they "not belong to God's children" (And actual that person still saved and need somebody help.)

Yes, there are so billion or zillion people (stray from the Lord). If we judge them therefore God will judge us. Matthew 7:1-2.

As I am Deaf and saved and faith in my Salvation Lord. Hard find who is strong Deaf godly hard to find who willing support me. As that why I feel alone here the Earth (Kentucky). But I still love HIM with all my mind, heart, and soul. No matter what I have some weakness as God give me strength.

Sometimes I want to go home with my King/Lord/Jesus. As God have purposed for me to be here on the Earth for some reason.


Peace

Does your church have or are there any churches there with deaf ministry or deaf services? There are several in the metro area where I am, and other places. If your church doesn't, if it is part of a denomination or association, that larger organization may have more resources or could refer you to a ministry or church that may have what you need :smile


:pray :pray :amen :amen
 
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