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Old 06-10-2014, 01:53 PM
 
Location: USA
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But a few have outlined what the problems are:
I think you maybe can include mean-spirited and hateful comments/attitudes to that outline.

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Old 06-10-2014, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast Texas
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Faulty suppositions must be on sale this week.
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Old 06-10-2014, 07:38 PM
 
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It's no secret that the number of people identifying with Christianity is plummeting like a stone.
Fine as the Bible indicates that true Christians are always a minority soooo.............. it simply confirms His word.

It is no reason to think there is anything wrong with God or Christianity, the problem is people and always has been.
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Old 06-10-2014, 08:44 PM
 
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Your title says Christianity is in decline. Your OP says Christianity is in decline in America. Which is it?
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Old 06-10-2014, 09:03 PM
 
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:05 PM
 
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Do you honestly think God is there to do evil things to the people you disagree with?

Really?
I do know the Good Lord does not like blasphemy. I think we all know the penalty, including the devils on here.
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:07 PM
 
Location: southern california
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maybe in quantity but certainly not in quality. the original church was small, but hunted, spit on, and murdered. we are 3 steps behind them. if you have any belief in bible prophesy you should be looking for a hiding place in the mountains right about now.
remember all those dummies that built fallout shelters in the 1960's???? they were not stupid just a little early.
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:20 PM
 
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Your title says Christianity is in decline. Your OP says Christianity is in decline in America. Which is it?
I think you missed the part where I said "in particular in America, and in general worldwide", or words to that effect.

The point I am trying to make is that if God wants Christianity to survive He is going to have to make a gigantic outpouring of the Holy Spirit of the magnitude that occurred on Pentecost. Failing that, Christianity's numbers will continue to dwindle. Young people simply see no reason to join it. They don't see prayer being answered; they don't see God involving Himself in human affairs in any meaningful way; indeed, atheists like Lawrence Krauss and Richard Dawkins plead, "Please just show us the slightest bit of empiric evidence that a God exists and I will happily change my position."

God remains silent.
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:27 PM
 
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I do know the Good Lord does not like blasphemy. I think we all know the penalty, including the devils on here.
You really play fast and loose with your descriptions of other members here, "Judge", which incidentally is about the most appropriate screen name I've ever seen.
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Old 06-10-2014, 11:47 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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One problem most of us have when assessing the decline or growth of Christianity is that it's based on what we think
and the legitimate observation that America is turning into a cesspool headed for potential wrath that could exceed any-
thing in world history. Statistically Christianity is growing worldwide at an extraordinary rate even thousands in Arab
countries including former muslims. on a nearly daily basis! The pathetic level of unchurched and more importantly
unbelieving appears on the increase in America (a common self destructive of affluent countries historically and nearly
a boring mimic ). America is a ship of fools suffering from philosophies within parenting whereby our children will be
the demons of the future without God nurturing. The so-called "Christian" faiths are dumping the ten commandments,
believing prophecies are allegorical in nature (nice stories). The church in general is disconnected from essential Hebrew
roots, end-times preparation, complicit in accepting same sex marriage and coexistence even within insane ideological
Islam, prosperity nonsense and suggesting that many of our spiritual leaders are "false teachers" which is full of baloney
as they just don't comply from what religion they learned in ministry college(s) (most denominational disconnects).

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