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What Is The Fate Of Christianity
By Samuel Brown
Christianity faces a battle that it must win but can lose if the Christian community does not come together. Over the last two thousand years we have experienced attacks and we have survived.
Why are we at risk of losing this power to fight back? Well, people are more prone to question the authenticity of the bible and the relevance of the Christian faith than they had in the past.
Why is There a “Fate of Christianity” Belief
The last few years have seen a plethora of information, mainly in books and movies, that have attacked the Christian faith. These attacks are designed to debase the Christian God that we serve as divine and the ruler of everything and replace it with the accepted view of today.
These attackers set about to destroy the bible by creating scholarly articles that attack especially the gospels. They believe the gospels were written way after the crucifixion and thus could have been tainted by people’s imagination of what they thought Jesus should be.
Popular books and movies also attack everything the bible and the Christian faith stand for. They find new ways to point out why long held scholarly beliefs in passages in the bible are not to be interpreted in the traditional fashion but must be reinterpreted in a new light.
Contemporary attackers of the Christian faith are determining the way in which the public view the Christian faith. Their success is due in large part to the public being pre-exposed to Darwinism and other ideas that explain away the need for the Christian faith.
They are dissuading even traditional Christians, especially the educated ones. Their agenda is to make Christianity and the Christian God a thing of the past. These radical attackers of the Christian faith will use virtually any means at their disposal to reduce the Christian faith to irrelevance.
The school environment has always been our home court where we could influence what our kids learn. Now they are being forced to accept Darwinism over creationism through curricula that have been specifically designed to demote Christianity.
Can We Do Anything About The Fate of Christianity?
We have to form a coalition of the willing who will come against this assault against our beliefs and our faith. Until we begin to fight Christianity will lose its importance in our lives and in our societies.
Related Christian Faith Articles
Question: “Got Forgiveness? How do I receive forgiveness from God?”
Answer: Acts 13:38 declares, “Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.”
What is forgiveness and why do I need it?
The word “forgive” means to wipe the slate clean, to pardon, to cancel a debt. When we wrong someone, we seek their forgiveness in order for the relationship to be restored. Forgiveness is not granted because a person deserves to be forgiven. No one deserves to be forgiven. Forgiveness is an act of love, mercy, and grace. Forgiveness is a decision to not hold something against another person, despite what they have done to you.
The Bible tells us that we are all in need of forgiveness from God. We have all committed sin. Ecclesiastes 7:20 proclaims, “There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins.” First John 1:8 says, “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” All sin is ultimately an act of rebellion against God (Psalm 51:4). As a result, we desperately need God’s forgiveness. If our sins are not forgiven, we will spend eternity suffering the consequences of our sins (Matthew 25:46; John 3:36).
Forgiveness – How do I get it?
Thankfully, God is loving and merciful – eager to forgive us of our sins! 2 Peter 3:9 tells us, “…He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” God desires to forgive us, so He provided for our forgiveness.
The only just penalty for our sins is death. The first half of Romans 6:23 declares, “For the wages of sin is death…” Eternal death is what we have earned for our sins. God, in His perfect plan, became a human being – Jesus Christ (John 1:1,14). Jesus died on the cross, taking the penalty that we deserve – death. Second Corinthians 5:21 teaches us, “God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.” Jesus died on the cross, taking the punishment that we deserve! As God, Jesus’ death provided forgiveness for the sins of the entire world. 1 John 2:2 proclaims, “He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” Jesus rose from the dead, proclaiming His victory over sin and death (1 Corinthians 15:1-28). Praise God, through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the second half of Romans 6:23 is true, “…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
Do you want to have your sins forgiven? Do you have a nagging feeling of guilt that you can’t seem to get to go away? Forgiveness of your sins is available if you will place your faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior. Ephesians 1:7 says, “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.” Jesus paid our debt for us, so we could be forgiven. All you have to do is ask God to forgive you through Jesus, believing that Jesus died to pay for your forgiveness – and He will forgive you! John 3:16-17 contains this wonderful message, “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.”
Forgiveness – is it really that easy?
Yes it is that easy! You can’t earn forgiveness from God. You can’t pay for your forgiveness from God. You can only receive it, by faith, through the grace and mercy of God. If you want to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and receive forgiveness from God, here is a prayer you can pray. Saying this prayer or any other prayer will not save you. It is only trusting in Jesus Christ that can provide forgiveness of sins. This prayer is simply a way to express to God your faith in Him and thank Him for providing for your forgiveness. “God, I know that I have sinned against You and am deserving of punishment. But Jesus Christ took the punishment that I deserve so that through faith in Him I could be forgiven. I place my trust in You for salvation. Thank You for Your wonderful grace and forgiveness! Amen!”
If you have made a decision for Christ, please let us know so we can rejoice with you! Also, if you have any questions, feel free to ask us here at Get the Most, as we have been studying the Bible for decades and would love to help you better understand the Bible and salvation!
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By Dr. James Emery White
A recent report from the Pew Research Center has found that evangelical Christians are the only – I repeat, only – religious group in the United States who have not developed a better reputation over the past few years.
It gets worse.
Also in decline? Americans have become less likely to even know an evangelical. Again, more so than any other faith tradition.
While the first may be initially more alarming, it’s arguably the result of mainstream media characterizations (fair or not, although usually not) and that Americans don’t know any evangelicals who could destroy the negative caricature.
(Pew found that if someone did know an evangelical Christian, the rating toward evangelicals increased by “12 degrees on [their warm] feelings thermometer,” from a chilly 61 to a balmier 73.)
So the real crisis isn’t the decline in reputation, but the fact that evangelical Christians do not seem to be in relationship with non-evangelical Christians.
And that is a very real concern.
If our mission is the evangelization and transformation of culture through the centrality of the local church, then there is one thing that should be taken for granted: we will be engaging that culture.
If we are cloistered away in a holy huddle or Christian clique, then very little engagement will take place.
Yet that seems to be precisely what we are doing.
But it’s not just that we’re retreating into our gospel ghettoes where the only time we break free from our small group Bible studies, Christian fitness groups and church gatherings is to venture out to Chick-fil-A.
There’s a darker side to this. It’s when we look at people outside of the faith as the enemy – as if it’s us vs. them, black hats vs. white hats, good guys vs. bad guys. The pro-family, Christian radio-listening, fish sticker-wearing, big Bible-carrying types against the left-leaning, NPR-listening, evolution-believing, gay marriage-supporting, Fifty Shades of Grey readers.
I’m in a season with a fair number of interviews in relation to the release of my new book, Meet Generation Z. It’s so disheartening to encounter so many program hosts who want to demonize Generation Z for their beliefs and values, instead of being heartbroken over their lost-ness.
Of course, another current – just as dire – is the raw apathy toward the lost that is also behind this. Because obviously, evangelical Christians are out there in the marketplace. Yet people say they don’t know any. So either we are not living in a way that arrests any attention in light of our faith, or we are failing to even try and share our faith with those in need.
There is a singular truth that must be championed again and again and again: lost people matter to God; therefore, they should matter to us. And the Bible makes it clear that the way someone far from God draws close to God is if someone close to God goes far to reach them (see Romans 10:14-15).
So let’s warm up people’s feelings toward evangelical Christians, shall we?
Warm up to them.
James Emery White
“Americans Express Increasingly Warm Feelings Toward Religious Groups,” Pew Research Center, February 15, 2017, read online.
Kate Shellnutt, “Americans Warm Up to Every Religious Group Except Evangelicals,” Christianity Today, February 15, 2017, read online.
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