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America and The Church in Decline?

American flagThere can be little doubt that the America many of us grew up in—the one that honored God and recognized our way of life is dependent on following His teachings—is quickly fading.  Once a strong country of Christian values and morals, America is decaying into a modern version of Sodom and Gomorrah where personal pleasure is replacing the honoring of God and His Word.  We see it on television, in the movies and in society as a whole.

But what about the Christian Church in our nation?  How will she respond to the spiritual and moral decay of our nation?  Will she be a beacon of God’s truth?  Or will she slide into spiritual oblivion and become a luke warm, morally irrelevant “country club” where Christians behave only marginally better than the pagan society around us?

Scott Alan Buss joins us this morning to discuss the future of America and the church in these times of moral decay.

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4 Responses to “America and The Church in Decline?”

  1. Redeemed1953 #

    The great revival was in the late 60's-early 70's.
    There is no great revival mentioned in the Scripture….just a great falling away.

    January 1, 2015 at 8:54 AM
  2. D #

    The great revival in America will not and cannot come until the Church smashes her patriotic idols; she puts her hope in America, and trust in "guaranteed constitutional liberties", but neglects the liberty of Christ and forgets the power of His coming.

    Indeed! Pray that the Church would wake up. Just a few men who would come out of their idolatry and we would, certainly have an awakening fit to accompany the blood of the martyrs in the end of times!

    December 31, 2013 at 3:38 PM
  3. Cherie c. #

    Amy, Mike,

    The church now takes its idolatry out in the open. Please see below article.

    The worship of man…………..


    Decline you say? No, more like a landslide.

    your sister in Christ Jesus

    December 30, 2013 at 10:37 AM
  4. Mr Davis #

    Good morning Mike,

    When you ask what does a healthy church look like, we don’t have to base that on opinion, though we have: hence denominations. And also why we have splits because every man does what is right in his own eyes and they altogether act as if God gave them no law on the matter. In their murmuring and complaining and having men’s persons in admiration because of advantage they desire to establish their own rule and they seek out a man suitable to the task, one they can use to affect their own desires.

    We can deny that all we want, that we are not all caught up in this, but that would not be the truth because God has given us His word in this matter. How we are to operate, what we are to do when we come together, yet that is not what we do nor is it how we operate.

    Even in preaching that what is good, is it to go through the bible verse by verse, what good is it without bringing the rest of the bible with it or putting into practice those elemental things scripture is clear on when we are gathered and disciplining those who claim to be in the body, which will not. If we do not, we will forever be tossed about by every wind of doctrine after the clever craftiness of man who are, Oh so willing to explain away scriptures as if God did not give them a plain word to obey.

    We seem to enjoy being tossed more than being established, for we always seem to be seeking after these clever men, who have some sort of degree that men esteem, rather than men who Fear the Lord and tremble at His word because it alone is right. So we are those who believe we have built upon the rock and cannot perceive we have built our houses on sinking sand. Why is this so? Either clever man have told us we have or we have told ourselves to accept the same lie.

    There are so many admonitions, warnings against putting our faith in our own understanding or even the understanding of others, yet we will not lay aside what we feel or understand to be right for what the Command of God says is right.

    Do not put your hope or trust in man for he is a vain creature and filled with vanity and lies. He has convinced himself of his own goodness, who can tell him otherwise? Surely in vain they are disquieted for each declares his own innocence, though he knows he is false. Because he is false he has taught himself to accept falsehood, lest he find himself in conflict with his own heart, which he loves. He is ever the victim and never the one responsible. He cries: What harm have I caused? Yet he ignores his own blood soaked hands and the pit he has dug for his friends which he says he loves.

    What hope is there for this vain creature before a holy righteous God, seeing that none are without excuse? Even the whole universe Cries out: To God be the Glory. None will be able to say I didn’t know that I one day would be accountable to my maker.

    I wish pastors would take to heart what is written in the scriptures and not just preach the words but do them, lest they and those that follow them worship God in vain and hear in our own ears on that faithful day, on which, the Lord will lay bare all: Away from me, I never knew you. Go to the place appointed for all those who practice lawlessness.

    December 30, 2013 at 5:50 AM