AMERICAN CHRISTIANITY ON LIFE SUPPORT
Thank God for the believers in America who have not caved in to the culture, and who are still living their trust before the world! But unfortunately, we have too many in this country who are simply going through the motions and are living "cultural" Christianity and not genuine faith.
Recent statistics tell the story! Almost ¾ of Christians say that they are "spiritual" but not "religious." That can be a good thing because often "religion" can mean formality but not walking with Christ on a daily basis. Almost 70% of the younger crowd who claim to be believers do not mention their faith when asked about what is most important to them. Half do not attend church on a given week. However, that can be good. Because most churches are just playing at fun and games, emotion, squinting the eyes with stupid and meaningless music, expression without possession. And most pastors are into charismanea and not into strong, objective teaching of the Word of God. The reason: they are either liberal in their theology, or believe that one should not go too deep in teaching the Scriptures. As well, none of them had the strong biblical training my generation experienced!
Only 40% say they should share the gospel. 36% say they never open their Bible; only 17% read it on a daily basis. Only 10% continue to attend church after high school. College does a number on them with massive doses of liberalism and skepticism. And as well, if they live in the dorms, they "visualize" at first hand terrible immoral promiscuity and open sin, with people shacking up together in co-ed dorms.
One student in the ministry put it well: Most younger "Christians" today say this generation is veering into "moralistic therapeutic deism" –"God just wants to make you happy and do good things for you." The teaching of evolution and the teaching of secular psychology in the school system, with its positivism, is what has destroyed strong, gutty Christianity. As the Bible disappears from our culture and from our churches, do not expect there to be a turn-around. Darkness is covering the land with no return to meaningful Christianity. We are into the apostasy! It is now upon us! –Dr. Mal Couch (May., 10)