Lately I’ve been talking to several people who have emphatically stated that America is a primarily pagan country and definitely post-Christian. These people have traveled across the country more extensively than I have (I guess I’m just a good ole Bible Belted Southern Boy). Perhaps it is not news to some of you who live in the northeast or westcoast, but I hear that it is relatively impossible to find ANY church service in some locations.
So I did a little research and came across a great, but somewhat gruesome article at The Christian Science Monitor. Here are a few excerpts:
Oneida, Ky. – We are on the verge – within 10 years – of a major collapse of evangelical Christianity. This breakdown will follow the deterioration of the mainline Protestant world and it will fundamentally alter the religious and cultural environment in the West.
Millions of Evangelicals will quit. Thousands of ministries will end. Christian media will be reduced, if not eliminated. Many Christian schools will go into rapid decline. I’m convinced the grace and mission of God will reach to the ends of the earth. But the end of evangelicalism as we know it is close.
I think that I agree with article’s forecast. Even in the good ole south I see the shakings of anti-Christian sentiment….scratch that….anti-organized religion sentiment. My friend Jarrod has postulated that in the coming years the new world consciousness fueled by dogmatic environmentalism, collectivism, and progressive spiritual expression (new age) will diagnose the world’s major problem as being the hate spawning Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Islam, and Christianity. He sees the world elite launching concerted attacks against the Abrahamic trio which are seen as the root of terror, hate, and human divisiveness threatening a multicutural, universal ‘utopia’. Perhaps this is already happening.