Why is faith falling in the US?

Aug 21, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Newsday

A new poll suggests that atheism is on the rise in the US, while those who consider themselves religious has dropped ...

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Sally

Atlanta, GA

#21 Aug 23, 2012
I agree Willie. Very well said.
Orange Lipstick

Pittsfield, MA

#22 Aug 23, 2012
Lililth_Satans_Wh_ore wrote:
<quoted text>the real reason fucktard is two things... one your exclusion practices have done just that pushed equallity minded americans away from your intolerance and hate and two... grown adults who are educated don't meed an imaginary fairytale mythical superstition ... sorry
This coming from the Wilt Chamberlain of women providing a service for the sexcessive frailties of others. Fourteen abortions later for our worn down Hairy Boar. Why on earth would children be allowed around you is a mystery.
Vice is preventing faith and purity to prevail and perversion is just that, vice, along with excessive use of hardcore drugs and alcohol. Something I'm sure you are totally unfamiliar with. Ha-Ha.
PromiseKeeper

Anonymous Proxy

#23 Aug 23, 2012
PART !

The living word of God talks about the 'falling away' from Christianity, in various scripture prophecies. As frightening as it seems, it's been expected even before the birth of Jesus Christ....(everything you need to know about EVERYTHING is in the bible <3). Blame it on false teachings, false leaders, disobeying God's commands, following religions that contradict the word of God, worshipping money.... I so wish I had my pastor next to me. He has explained this in a manner that is loving, non judgemental and promising! It's never too late to receive Jesus Christ as our salvation and have Him in our hearts. God laid a plan out for each of us. Again, it's in the written word. We need to glorify the Lord in all ways and always! Not to mention, many are making choices that do not align with the will of God. If we followed God's will and drew only from Him, we'd have EVERYTHING we need to be secure, prosperous, happy, at peace and living with Him for all eternity.

I wish I could remember my precise resource, but the shift is taking place mostly in North America. I learned Canada IS considered a Christian nation. PM Stephen Harper is a Christian leader. Big deal? He attended an alliance church in Calgary, Alberta. A few years ago, Canada lost it's seats in the UN, which discouraged me greatly. I learned from my Christian mentor, it was because Harper INSISTED Canada stands by Isreal...GOD'S PEOPLE, the Jews. As such, Canada was ousted by the UN. I've never been more proud to be Canadian! Most importantly, God is leading principle people in the world to acknowledge the importance of following Jesus Christ, which is another clue to the following away. The Queen's Christmas 2011 message also addresses the need to have Jesus in our hearts.

PromiseKeeper

Anonymous Proxy

#24 Aug 23, 2012
PART 2

Christianity is now the minority faith in North American; it grows in 3rd world countries, however. As it falls away, there is still an awakening taking place.

1 Timothy 4:1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,

2 Thessalonians 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

Romans 11:19-22 Then you will say,“Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” 20 That is true. They were broken off because of their unbelief, but you stand fast through faith. So do not become proud, but fear. 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, neither will he spare you. 22 Note then the kindness and the severity of God: severity toward those who have fallen, but God's kindness to you, provided you continue in his kindness. Otherwise you too will be cut off.

Hebrews 6:4-6 For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.

Revelation 2:4-5 But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent.

2 Peter 2:20-22 For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them. What the true proverb says has happened to them:“The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.”

Matthew 24:24 For false christs and false prophets will arise and perform great signs and wonders, so as to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.

So many things are leading believers astray. To ask such a question leads me to believe you are aware that Jesus is preparing to return. Many will call us nuts but if you sense it, consider yourself being called by the Lord to prepare.

John 5:43 I am come in My Father's name,
and you do not receive me.
If another shall come in his own name
him you will receive."

side note: God says He is the I am of the I am

I post this with the utmost love and desire to reach out to people who've fallen away or whom never have known the amazing love of the Lord. My heart felt prayer is to have all my brothers and sisters live in paradise with me. God, as a parent, knows this won't happen, but giving up is not an option as a believer and Christian.

Yours in Christ, a forever friend <3

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#25 Aug 23, 2012
One wonders whom "PK" thinks he is addressing.

So much Saulian and Cappadocian heresy.

(sigh)
Hoodathunkit

Mount Gilead, OH

#26 Aug 23, 2012
PromiseKeeper wrote:
PART 2
Christianity is now the minority faith in North American; it grows in 3rd world countries, however. As it falls away, there is still an awakening taking place.
How do you figure that Christianity is a minority faith in North America? Over 79% of Americans identify as Christians, over 81% of Mexicans identify as Christians, and over 70% of Canadians identify as Christian. That's over 76% of North Americans identifying as Christians; hardly a minority.

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#27 Aug 24, 2012
RevKen wrote:
<quoted text>
And we ae very glad to have you where you are... wherever that may be.
May true Light, visible and invisible as necessary, be your guide and companion in Spirit.
And blessing to you my brother and Priest, always pointing us to the Light.

Thank you......

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#28 Aug 24, 2012
Christian witness wrote:
Talk about misapplying Scriptures, you guys are the best at it, too bad you don't even know Jesus or his heavenly Father, Almighty God Jehovah.
The spirit that guides you and your thinking is not from above, it is from the god of this world, that spirit is in all religions except the Truth.
(1 Corinthians 2:14-16). . .But a physical man does not receive the things of the spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot get to know [them], because they are examined spiritually.
2Corinthians 4:4
Why don't you ever quote Jesus?

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#29 Aug 24, 2012
snyper wrote:
One wonders whom "PK" thinks he is addressing.
So much Saulian and Cappadocian heresy.
(sigh)
He's talking to himself.

'There is other evidence that PK leaders are involved in political or controversial issues. In 1992, founder McCartney supported an initiative on the Colorado ballot to block civil rights protections for gays and lesbians.'

http://www.midtod.com/9603/promise.phtml

I was living in Colorado during this time, I remember it well....

“The Kingdom of God Begins NOW!”

Since: May 07

The Mountain Empire

#30 Aug 24, 2012
Hoodathunkit wrote:
<quoted text>
How do you figure that Christianity is a minority faith in North America? Over 79% of Americans identify as Christians, over 81% of Mexicans identify as Christians, and over 70% of Canadians identify as Christian. That's over 76% of North Americans identifying as Christians; hardly a minority.
Some folks always have to play the victim....

“Indeed, I am!”

Since: Feb 09

As if it mattered . . .

#31 Aug 24, 2012
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yd5Hkoiu0MI/TurBPXr...

Some Christian sects like to promote an underdog, persecuted minority sense within their followers. I guess it makes it easier to feel self righteous when they do that.

Perhaps it's this tactic as well that is turning people away from organized religions.

“... truth will out.”

Since: May 08

Stratford, Connecticut.

#32 Aug 24, 2012
Emelye Waldherr wrote:
Some Christian sects like to promote an underdog, persecuted minority sense within their followers. I guess it makes it easier to feel self righteous when they do that ...
... like TEC promoting a sense of persecution for 3.5% of the US population?
more blah

Tewksbury, MA

#33 Aug 24, 2012
Faith is falling in the US and around the world because people have access to information and are no longer stupid. People know that reverands, preachers, and churches are getting rich off of them. People see the catholic church hiding its child abusers. People ate becoming more aware of the lies and evil involved with tying faith and money together.

A guy I used to know gave 10 percent to the church and drove a crappy little truck. His preacher drove a very Nice luzury SUV and had an olympic size swimming pool built for his house. Any person with common sense would say, wait a minute, I smell a crook.

Churches are nothing but money makers for those whor run them. If there is real faith, it should cost nothing. There's no need for a bldg and a bank account. Preach out in the open. Lots of govt land.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#34 Aug 24, 2012
MiddleWay wrote:
<quoted text>
He's talking to himself.
'There is other evidence that PK leaders are involved in political or controversial issues. In 1992, founder McCartney supported an initiative on the Colorado ballot to block civil rights protections for gays and lesbians.'
http://www.midtod.com/9603/promise.phtml
I was living in Colorado during this time, I remember it well....
The moment I see stadiums and megachurches filled with crowds, something immediately springs to mind ...

"The way is narrow and few find it."

Those words don't seem to matter to them, though.
Mauser

El Segundo, CA

#35 Aug 24, 2012
Emelye Waldherr wrote:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yd5H koiu0MI/TurBPXrNAxI/AAAAAAAAAY I/QmIlvocyI3g/s320/persecution .jpg
Some Christian sects like to promote an underdog, persecuted minority sense within their followers. I guess it makes it easier to feel self righteous when they do that.
Perhaps it's this tactic as well that is turning people away from organized religions.
That tactic seems to work well for homosexuality.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#36 Aug 24, 2012
Mauser wrote:
<quoted text>
That tactic seems to work well for homosexuality.
Except it's a fact that we ARE a persecuted minority. lol

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#37 Aug 24, 2012
Mauser wrote:
<quoted text>
That tactic seems to work well for homosexuality.
sorry... christians are stupid... that's why your superstition is failing
Mauser

El Segundo, CA

#38 Aug 24, 2012
Lililth_Satans_Wh_ore wrote:
<quoted text>sorry... christians are stupid... that's why your superstition is failing
Lilith honey, what is a sweet thing like you doing on a forum like this?

Since: May 12

Bellevue, WA

#39 Aug 24, 2012
Mauser wrote:
<quoted text>
Lilith honey, what is a sweet thing like you doing on a forum like this?
just here to point out how ignorant christardo's are

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#40 Aug 24, 2012
RevKen wrote:
<quoted text>
And we ae very glad to have you where you are... wherever that may be.
May true Light, visible and invisible as necessary, be your guide and companion in Spirit.
Let's get chala, a bottle of good vin and some other munchies and have a communion picnic.

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