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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Change of faith: Why young Brits turn from Christianity to Islam

Prophecy Sign:  The removal of the lampstand from the apostate church

Once a bastion of true biblical Christianity with many well known preachers of the word of God, (Charles Spurgeon & John Wesley jump immediately to mind),  and with many missionaries sent around the world, the United Kingdom has fallen as a Christian nation from its once lofty heights, (are you listening America?).  To the point where in as little as a decade, Islam may usurp Christianity as the number one religion in England. 

Many of the new converts to Islam are former followers of Christianity, (nominal Christians).  Why is this happening?  Because as one of the interviewees in the video below points out, Christian churches in their haste to be more relevant in our growing secular societies and in an attempt to attract new converts, have compromised themselves so much as to be meaningless.  One thing you have to say about Islam, they stand by the tenants of their faith, faithfully without compromise, and this is attracting young people who are looking for direction in their lives, (again are you listening Western churches??).

So many Western churches today have completely watered down the gospel message, (in fact not even preaching the cross or salvation/redemption from sin), and have replaced it with a seeker friendly  Christianity.  Turns out it just isn't working as many people are leaving these churches in search of something else - even another religion.

The Church must wise up and once again begin standing for something and preach it, (the truths of the bible - biblical doctrine), or else the Church will see its lampstand removed from its place by Jesus Christ and it will be left to wither away as is happening in the U.K. 

Our other video below is of country singer Aaron Tippin singing his chart topper of 20 years ago in which he admonishes the young to never compromise what they believe in and always take a stand, even if it means being disliked.  Sounds like good advice to the Church today.

Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. Revelation 2:5 NIV

Change of faith: Why young Brits turn from Christianity to Islam
The UK’s official religion is dwindling at a record speed, with the decline of the Church "approaching rock bottom," experts warn. While Christian congregations age, most British mosques are bringing more and more young people on board. Public mosque services attract thousands of British Muslims, but when you check out a church, there are hardly a dozen participants at Sunday morning worship, RT’s Polly Boiko reports from London. “The decline of churches in the UK is long term, now it just happens to be approaching rock bottom. So 95 percent of people don’t attend church on an average Sunday. Christian worship is already the concern of a tiny minority of people,” Andrew Copson, chief executive of the British Humanist Association, told RT.  “I think over time even the weak cultural identity that still seems to be associated with Christianity will banish away, probably all over Europe, not just in the UK,” Copson added. 





Aaron Tippin: "You've got to stand for something"

You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything
You've got to be your own man not a puppet on a string
Never compromise what's right and uphold your family name
You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything


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