Sunday, February 2, 2020

Some Fundamental Questions on Christianity in America – and Further Questions to Ponder!

A couple of days ago I asked this Question: What Will It Take for Christians to Awaken from Our Apathetic Stupor?

Statistically speaking, Christians constitute anywhere from being the single largest majority or at least the largest plurality of any other definable group in America. We live in a country which has a democratic form of a republic as designed by our founders and as detailed in the US Constitution.

So – why are we being governed by a coalition of tiny – and infinitesimally so - minority interests which now require the majority (Christians) to not only tolerate, but to submit to involuntarily under threat of government force? In other words, our government FORCES Christians to abandon the practice of our faith and beliefs as originally guaranteed by the US Constitution!

How did we get to this place? And if you are a Christian, are you prepared to face the truth?
It is not pretty! I suggest you start here. It will be a long and arduous journey!

Here are some places I visited in my initial research – you can do much more:

Theologically we know that the pastor’s Prime Mandate (along with four other types of church leaders) is to equip the saints to do the work of ministry (Ephesians 4:11-12). But our structures are set up to give them the expectation that the pastor will do the work of ministry for them.

By 2020, it is estimated that there will be 2.55 billion Christians, representing 33% of the world’s population. This is according to a report by the Center for the Study of Global Christianity. The largest Christian populations will be found in the United States (263 million), Brazil (190), China (148), Mexico (120), Russia (118), Philippines (100), Nigeria (96), DR Congo (81), India (67), and Ethiopia (61). The map above shows Christian population (millions) by country as represented by proportional circles. Countries with less than 1 million Christians are marked with a gray dot. Of particular interest is the growth of Christianity in the largest country of the world by population: China. The percentage of the population adhering to Christianity has risen “from 0.1% in 1970 to 7.9% in 2010 and 10.6% in 2020.” China’s estimated Christian population of 148 million in 2020 would make it the third-largest in the world.


What Is Church Attendance Like During Christmastime? New Data From LifeWay Research
Most Americans attend church during the Christmas season, and many would come if invited.

Folks, is it time for Christians to get REAL? Are we Gummy Christians – looking for comfort and DaEasy Life – with Jesus as our Divine Butler?  Who has bewitched us?
I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel: 7  Which is not another; but there be some that trouble you, and would pervert the gospel of Christ. 8  But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. 9  As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
10  For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. – Galatians 1

The Great Commission – Matt. 28:18-20 – is still in effect. In fact, they are our marching orders!