“This is not decay. This is organized destruction. Secularists & their allies have marshaled all the forces of mass communication, popular culture, the entertainment industry, & academia, in an unremitting assault on religion & traditional values.” – Attorney General William Barr
Faithwire.com reports that
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is Methodist, said last week young people are leaving the church because Christianity is too “judgmental and alienating.”
“A lot of young people are leaving the Church, in part because the way they understand what Christianity has become … so judgmental, so alienating that they think to themselves, ‘Well, I don’t need that,’” Clinton explained on her podcast, “You and Me Both.”
In response, her guest, far-left activist preacher William Barber, said churches need to do a better job of explaining the transformative nature of Christianity, because younger people “are very open to faith that is about transformation, about love, about justice, about equality, about the essence — the essence of what it means to be people of faith.”
Earlier in their discussion, Clinton and Barber talked about the Black Lives Matter movement. The 2016 presidential candidate argued the three-word phrase is a “theological statement” because “Jesus and justice are the same thing.”
Clinton went on to claim Republicans have tried to co-opt Christianity.
“When you think about the very deliberate, concerted effort by one political party to basically try to own Christianity, and it overlooks the role of the African-American church, it overlooks, as you say, a lot of theology, a lot of history,” she said. “It also overlooks this moment in time. ‘Black Lives Matter,’ I view as, you know, very profoundly a theological statement.”
Barber explained that the U.S. once had a theology of “slaveholder religion” but has also espoused the “religion of the abolitionist,” which he linked to today’s Black Lives Matter movement.
He argued the protests across the country now are “birth pains” of what he described as a “third reconstruction.”
“We’ve had two reconstructions: one between 1868 and 1896, and then we had the second reconstruction, 1954 to 1968,” Barber said. “And I think America needs a third reconstruction. I think this is the birth pains of it.”
The preacher said Americans are in a place in which we can “come to terms not just with systemic racism as it affects black people, but systemic racism in all of its manifestations against brown people, against First Nations people, but also systemic poverty and ecological devastation and the war, economy and the false moral narrative of religious nationalism.”
He also urged people to run further to the left, echoing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-N.Y.) comments last month, when she said it’s not acceptable to be politically moderate.
“It’s going to require people that may run for office to be moderate, to recognize we’re not in a moderate moment, we’re in a reconstruction moment,” he said. “We’re in an FDR moment. We are not in normal times. And God help us if we blow this moment. That’s the way I feel about it.”
I am not really that surprised to see that this present generation is moving away from Christianity.
They have been programmed to from the moment they started kindergarten in public school.
Ever since Liberals took over America’s Education System, they have been constantly socially engineering America’s schoolchildren “in the way in which THEY believed that they should go”.
Remember when Hillary Clinton famously said, “It takes a village”?
She meant that “it takes a village” of people to indoctrinate a children to place a cradle-to-grave government and the relative morality and situational ethics of this world above the Triune God and the teachings found in His Word.
Vladimir Lenin said,
Give me just one generation of youth, and I’ll transform the whole world.
And, that it what has been happening in America for at least three decades.
It goes hand-in-hand with the decline of church attendance and the decline in Christianity.
As the influence of “Social Justice” and secularism grew in American schools and in day-to-day life, Americans became more and more obsessed with self-gratification and living for themselves.
Parents who were raised as Christians bought their children video game consoles instead of athletic equipment and parents began spending their Sundays hunting, fishing, and watching ballgames on TV, instead of going to be with fellow Christians in church.
Spiritual Leaders themselves, in order to attempt to reach this “unchurched” generation, slowly began moving away from preaching the parts of Biblical Scripture which required something from the listener and instead began preaching the false doctrine of sunshine, lollipops, and rainbows and “whatever makes you happy, do it!”.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of churches which no longer seem to be teaching about repentance of sin and salvation through the Grace of God.
Instead of just being IN the world, these churches have made the decision to be OF the world in order to “tickle the ears” of the millennials, with pop culture and social justice taking the place of spirit-filled worship.
And, if a church, a “church plant”, an “outpost”, a cathedral, or whatever the place of worship is called is not preaching God’s Word, then the Holy Spirit will not be there.
And, if the place of worship is not spirit-filled, then Christians will not come and they will not bring their families and friends and then, no one will have the opportunity to be led to Christ.
So, are we experiencing the “falling away” written about in 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 and Revelation 19:20?
I do not know. I am not a prophet and only God knows when the Second Coming will occur.
However, I do know a couple of things:
God’s timing is perfect.
And, to those attempting to rewrite God’s Holy Word…
God is not going to rewrite the Bible for your Generation. Stop trying to change scripture when it’s written to change YOU. – Anonymous
See you in church.
Until He Comes,