Truth Bombs: Ok. Please brothers and sisters in Christ. Please, please please… Out of love for you I say this: Stop believing the garbage articles out there written by so called “christians” who can’t even define the word faith properly. The Church is not loosing people because we need to show more arbitrary emotions that the world calls “love”. The church is losing people because we are not holding ourselves accountable to each other for holiness.
“But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.” – 1 Peter 1:15-16 (KJV)
The people who are writing these articles never write one comment about sin, holiness, doctrine or accountability. The articles are deliberately designed to be superficial and generalized. They are the product of a generation driven by social media influence not the gospel.
Well… I may get some flack for this but if your house is burning down while you were sleeping, wouldn’t you want me to warn you?
Now, yes people are leaving the church! This is a big issue! But if we compromise with the world, we are only closing the church and opening a social club!
For most Christmas season means parties, gifts and some quality time with friends and family. The season is most important for Christians, who believe Jesus Christ was born on Christmas Day. Christianity is the largest religion in the world and according to the Pew Research Center, is likely to remain so for the next four decades.
As of 2010, the latest year for which figures are available, there are an estimated 2.2 billion Christians around the world. They represent a third of the world’s population and are geographically widespread with the Americas boasting of the largest number and the highest proportion of Christians. The number of Christians worldwide has risen in the last century from an estimated 600 million in 1910 to over 2 million in 2010.
Between 2010 and 2050, the world’s total population is expected to rise by about 35 percent. While the number of Christians worldwide is expected to rise by 35 percent, the number of Muslims around the world is expected to shoot up by 73 percent. As a result, by 2050, the number of Muslims will nearly equal to the number of Christians in the world for the first time.
In 2010, Christians made up over three-quarters of the total U.S. population. However, by 2050, their numbers are likely to dwindle to about two-thirds. Islam is also set to beat Judaism as the largest non-Christian religion in the country. The number of Christians in the U.S. is projected to decline from 78 percent in 2010 to 66 percent in 2050 while the number of people following other religions is expected to nearly double.
Meanwhile, the number of people who identify themselves as atheists, agnostics and who do not affiliate with any religion is expected to decline worldwide. However, their numbers are expected to rise in the U.S. and France.
In the U.S., the number of people who are not unaffiliated to any religion is projected to grow from an estimated 16 percent of the total population in 2010 to 26 percent in 2050.