Heartbreaking News

It is sometimes hard to know what to write when there is so much news that is so appallingly bad. I hardly know what to present to you, especially knowing that what I DO NOT present may be exactly what you need.

And yes, every bit of the news that I am providing on this site breaks my heart every day.

The nation that I love is dying, and friends and family are in harm’s way. Worse, most of those friends and family aren’t listening or preparing for what’s coming.

So, if you listen to nothing today, please listen to these three things:

  • Buy copies of this shotgun, from here. It is the best shotgun ever made. It will save your life, and it may keep you from having to actually kill anyone in self-defense. Let me repeat this. Buy at least four of the Remington 870. One for your gun locker. One for under your bed. One for in your car. One for your summer/winter home. Learn how to use and care for this gun. (And, if they don’t allow shotguns where you live… move to where they will allow shotguns.) And, if you are forced to take a life in self-defense, remember that you are saving someone else from having to do it later. For the sake of your family, neighbors, community and nation. Always shoot first and ask questions later. Always.

The end is here. You may only have this moment in time to prepare.

Please. Prepare.

Is Christianity in decline in America?  When you examine the cold, hard numbers it is simply not possible to come to any other conclusion.  Over the past few decades, the percentage of Christians in America has been steadily declining.  This has especially been true among young people.  As you will see later in this article, there has been a mass exodus of teens and young adults out of U.S. churches.  In addition, what “Christianity” means to American Christians today is often far different from what “Christianity” meant to their parents and their grandparents.  Millions upon millions of Christians in the United States simply do not believe many of the fundamental principles of the Christian faith any longer.  Without a doubt, America is becoming a less “Christian” nation.  This has staggering implications for the future of this country.  The United States was founded primarily by Christians that were seeking to escape religious persecution.  For those early settlers, the Christian faith was the very center of their lives, and it deeply affected the laws that they made and the governmental structures that they established.  So what is the future of America going to look like if we totally reject the principles that this nation was founded on?

Overall, Christianity is still the largest religion in the world by far.  According to the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, there are currently 2.2 billion Christians in the world.  So Christianity is not in danger of disappearing any time soon.  In fact, in some areas of the globe it is experiencing absolutely explosive growth.

But in the United States, things are different.  Churches are shrinking, skepticism is growing and apathy about spiritual matters seems to be at an all-time high.

Before we examine the data, let me disclose that I am a Christian.  I am not bashing Christians or the Christian faith at all in this article.  In fact, I consider the decline of Christianity in America to be a very bad thing.  Not everyone is going to agree with me on that, but hopefully this article will help spark a debate on the role of religion in America that everyone can learn something from.

Unfortunately, the reality is that most Americans spend very little time thinking about religion or spiritual matters these days.

Just consider the following quote from a recent USA Today article….

“The real dirty little secret of religiosity in America is that there are so many people for whom spiritual interest, thinking about ultimate questions, is minimal,” says Mark Silk, professor of religion and public life at Trinity College”

This is backed up by the numbers.  For example, a survey taken last year by LifeWay Research found that 46 percent of all Americans never think about whether they will go to heaven or not.

Read the rest of Michael’s article here.