There has been a steady decline in church attendance and membership for decades as churches struggled to make the necessary cultural changes while holding fast to biblical Truth.
Too many mainline Protestant and Catholic churches stopped preaching the Word of God.
And a new study finds churches are faced with a disturbing trend that could fundamentally transform America.
They’ve been accused of destroying everything from mayonnaise to golf with their appetite for avocado toast.
But now there is a much scarier development taking place and millennials are once again at the forefront of this destruction.
Because American churches are in a disturbing decline as millennials disappear by the thousands.
While those churches who have stuck with conservative Bible-based theology are faring better, even those churches are seeing a decline.
The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest evangelical denomination in the United States last year reported their lowest membership in 30 years.
And the trend is becoming very disturbing.
According to Pew Research a shocking 4 out of every 10 Americans in the millennial age range of 23-38 now state they are “religiously unaffiliated.”
According to John Stonestreet of The Colson Center for Christian Worldview, this is “the biggest drop in religiosity between generations ever recorded.”
And while for years the theory has always been that young people leave the church during their college years but come back later, this current generation of millennials seem to be different.
According to a study by the respected American Enterprise Institute, millennials who drop out of church are more likely to stay away from church and never return to their Christian faith.
Part of this problem though cannot be blamed on millennials but instead on the fact that they were not raised in households with strong religious beliefs.
They instead come from “E and C” Christians, the tag given to those “Christians” who only attend services at Easter and Christmas.
But probably the scariest and most disturbing part of this trend is that a large number of millennials do not believe Christianity is a necessary part of teaching their children morality.
The age of moral relativism, where as long as people are generally “good” and “kind” means everything else is accepted, has corrupted an entire generation of Americans.
And unless there is a change in culture, this thinking threatens to continue devastating the American Evangelical movement.
What does this mean for the future of the Christian church in America?
Unfortunately, unless there is a change from the current course, both within the church, and in American culture, we are losing an entire generation of churchgoers – and they are not coming back.
And the result could fundamentally transform America.
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