The Great Apostasy

Why it matters that Christianity has become alien to a lost generation of young people

ALARMING statistics! The Great Apostasy is happening….

God and Politics in the UK

This week we’ve had another glimpse into the ever-changing dynamics of the Christian faith in our society and what the future could well look like.  It’s common knowledge that the majority of church-goers are in the later years of their lives and as this older generation eventually dies away we can expect to see a very different looking church in this country.  This stark reality has been highlighted in a new YouGov poll, which has revealed some of the attitudes and beliefs of young adults (18-24 year olds) in this country towards a whole range of things including Christianity and church attendance.  At first some of the numbers might appear quite shocking.  56 per cent have described themselves as having no religion at all and exactly the same number say that they have never attended a church except maybe for events like weddings and funerals.  28% described their religion as…

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3 thoughts on “Why it matters that Christianity has become alien to a lost generation of young people

  1. A lot of born again Christians are Christians but do not attend church very often cause the church itself has strayed. Pastors give sermons focused around their families. Many Pastors give bought sermons that are repeated every year. Church denominations are in a box. If you find something in the Bible that goes against what they believe , they do not want to hear it. I read my Bible all the time and look up all kinds of Bible related info online. I talk to my friends of Bible related subjects often. Churches want money , and a lot of volunteer time. I am a Christian.

  2. All religions, especially Christianity, are a very sad group. Jesus taught to pray in a closet, in secret. That has nothing to do with religion or going to church. Jesus was actually very down on the structure of Judaism. He was very critical of his own religion.
    The Christian church teaches that Jesus was special. Jesus didn’t teach that. He said, “these works you will do, and even great works”. He also said the kingdom of heaven is within you. Where do you think God resides: in the kingdom, of course! Jesus pointed to innocent little children, and said that unless you become like them (return to your childhood innocence) you can not enter the kingdom of heaven. Since the kingdom of heaven is within us, we need to recognize this truth, and in order to do that we have to let go of all beliefs and return to our childhood innocence that existed before we learned a long set of beliefs.)
    Further, He said, “I and my father are one; you are in me and I am in you”. (this can be found in 4th gospel of John) We are all one in spirit and in truth, and in God. We are all one manifestation of God. This is what Jesus taught. This is not what the church teaches. The Christian church is very bias and closed. It won’t even answer questions in an honest and straight forward way, without quoting the set standard pat answers that don’t make any sense. That is why all the young people are leaving. They can’t be brainwashed anymore because of the widespread education they get on the internet. The brainwashing is over for our youth, thank God!

    1. I would like to make a few comments on some statements you have made:
      1. “Jesus was actually very down on the structure of Judaism. He was very critical of his own religion.”
      Jesus WAS down on the structure of Judaism because they had turned from the truth that God had given them. He WAS very critical of it, however, when you say it was “his own religion”, you couldn’t be more off base. Judaism is NOT His religion, nor was it ever. If you read the scriptures, you see clearly how Jesus was trying to teach the Jews how they had it all wrong and that they were involved in some of the highest forms of idolatry – thus why they were cast out of the land God gave them for almost 2000 years.

      2. “The Christian church teaches that Jesus was special. Jesus didn’t teach that. He said, “these works you will do, and even great works”.”
      Jesus absolutely taught that He WAS special….He declared Himself the Son of God, thus why the Jews crucified Him.for blasphemy. He didn’t act as if He was special, but He certainly did not hide the fact that He was greater than us because He knows the Lord better than us. He came with a message and a purpose, and that is to save us from an eternity in hell, and to explain to the world in the simplest forms the laws and plan of God. As far as “these works you will do, and even great works” – He was speaking solely to his disciples; not us in this age. It was to spread and verify the Word of God in Christ’s message. If you read the book of Acts, you will see how the signs and miracles of his disciples dwindled away.

      3. “Jesus pointed to innocent little children, and said that unless you become like them (return to your childhood innocence) you can not enter the kingdom of heaven. Since the kingdom of heaven is within us, we need to recognize this truth, and in order to do that we have to let go of all beliefs and return to our childhood innocence that existed before we learned a long set of beliefs.)”
      I believe you are referring to “religion” here instead of a relationship with Christ. The whole idea of returning to a childlike faith was to show us we cannot let the rules within “religion” control us – as in Judaism, Catholicism, Mormonism and more. Having a child-like faith involves a deep reverence of His power, love, and mercy.

      4. “The Christian church is very bias and closed. It won’t even answer questions in an honest and straight forward way, without quoting the set standard pat answers that don’t make any sense. ”
      It depends on which denomination and which church you are talking about. Again – “religions” are separate from the Word of God…..they are man-made Eisegesis which is the process of interpreting a text or portion of text in such a way that it introduces one’s own presuppositions, agendas, or biases into and onto the text. This is the opposite of Exegesis which draws out the meaning from a text in accordance with the context and discover-able meaning of its author. True Christianity and belief involves openness and unbiased views to share the truth – as Christ did. I agree however that the churches of today are a heresy…..they have become a business. But when you speak of physical churches opposed to the real church of Christ – which is within His true believers and followers, indwelt by the Holy Spirit – you must clarify which you are referring to. We are facing a huge apostasy today because of these rising false churches.

      Thank you for your comments. God bless! 🙂

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