70 Percent or higher of Churchgoers in North America are not Christians. They tend to still do, act as the secular non Christians in reality.
Religion in Canada encompasses a wide range of groups and beliefs. Christianity is the largest religion in Canada, with Roman Catholics having the most adherents. Christians, representing 67.3% of the population, are followed by people having no religion with 23.9% of the total population.
29% of Americans consider themselves to be a born-again Christian. Overall, 1 in 4 Americans today consider themselves to be evangelicals. But less than half actually hold valid evangelical beliefs. According to a 2017 study by the Public Religion Research Institute, approximately 69% of the Americans identified themselves as Christians, with 45% professing attendance at a variety of churches that could be considered Protestant, and 20% professing Catholic beliefs.. The largest denomination of Christianity in the United States is Roman Catholics which does not deny the trinity, the birth, death, Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The modern Christianity espouses the name of Christ but adheres to few of His teachings. Christianity centers on the matter of who will be God. It is a battle over “whether man will be god or whether God will be God.”
Sadly most of those who remain a part of today’s organized Christianity end up just “playing church”—claiming to be Christian while living like a non-believer. “Our churches are not ‘the pillar and ground of the truth’ (I Timothy 3:15, KJV); they are centers of social interaction, recreation, and feel-good indoctrination. Preachers are not reprovers, rebukers, and exhorters (II Timothy 4:2); they are ear-ticklers, entertainers, and expositors of irrelevance…. The result: ineffective, impotent, weak, unprepared, and sheepish Christians.” Much of today’s mainstream church are “the opiate of entertainment and feel-good-ism,” led by “hirelings in the pulpit [that] lust after ease and social acceptance”; and they willfully and blindly “bask in their ignorance. “If Satan rules in our halls of legislation, the pulpit is responsible for it. If our politics become so corrupt that the very foundations of our government are ready to fall away, the pulpit is responsible for it.” 90 percent of pastors agree that the Bible speaks about all of today’s key political issues; and helping the poor and needy, but only 10 percent of them are willing to address these issues to their congregations. The pastors are more concerned about being ‘successful’ than they are about being truthful.
There are now also much too many cultural Christians or those who “believe” themselves to be Christians simply because their culture says they are. But, clearly, they are not. There are also the true Christians who are actually living their faith.
In the churches there’s the glaring problem of premarital sex, abortion. Divorce, getting rich even, sensuality among even the self-professed Christians. “For with their mouth they show much love”—again, they say all the right things, they sound like Christians—“but their heart goes after their covetousness” (Ezek. 33:30-31). Many of them are currently “in an adulterous, sexual relationship,” with only 12 percent claiming to have never had sex before marriage. So much for biblical mandated abstinence! https://postedat.wordpress.com/2018/01/16/divorce-abortions-polygamy-adultery-are-immoral-as-being-gay/
Too many Christians are tired of dealing with a guilty conscience, so they drop their full Christian commitment. Most of the lifestyle activities of born-again Christians were statistically equivalent to those of non-Christians. What happened to believers not being conformed to this world, but being transformed by a renewed mind (Rom. 12:2)? What about putting on the “new man” created in righteousness and holiness (Eph. 4:24)? What about developing the mind of Christ (Phil. 2:5), overcoming sin and the world’s influence (I John 2:13-14; Rev. 2:26; etc.)? Today’s so-called Christianity, a counterfeit “religious experience, is based largely on carefully selected Bible passages that are also twisted to make them appear to teach a “soft Christianity”, free of persecutions, —a costless “faith” void of works and indifferent to clear biblical teachings on life, morality. https://postedat.wordpress.com/2018/01/20/a-fool-the-wicked-will-continue-to-be-wicked/
The Bible is the very Word of the living God, breathed out by God and given to us to train us in all that is necessary for life and godliness. Sunday morning Bible readings is not enough for Christians, true personal change only comes through a personal, deepening relationship wit the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ. https://postedat.wordpress.com/2018/02/16/the-bible-one-of-the-best-reliable-sources-proof-that-jesus-is-god/
A personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the foundation for a new life with new habits, new attitudes, and new behaviors. If you’re a Christian, church is not something you go to. It’s something you are. Churches aren’t dying, Churches will always be here in you.
God uses ordinary, broken human beings as vessels of his grace, and delight. The fact that Christ uses flawed people to accomplish his work on earth is actually a sign of his grace, not a sign of his absence. If you want a more biblical church , gather daily with God. Be willing to lose your job, your home, your family and even your life because you follow Jesus.
If you want to get rid of the church, you also need to get rid of Jesus and end up in Hell. Only those who trust in Jesus Christ alone as their Savior receive God’s free gift of eternal salvation. Jesus Christ’s death on the cross is the only sacrifice that could remove the penalty of my sin. https://postedat.wordpress.com/2018/01/22/hell-is-a-real-place/
Romans 12:2 tells us to not be conformed to this world but to be transformed by the renewing of your mind. When we read and meditate on His Word it renews our minds, allowing us to put God and the things of God above and ahead of all other things. We believers are growing spiritually and are to be focusing on Godly values and beliefs, on what would be pleasing to Him. Having His Word displayed in front of our eyes renews our mind and our perspective.
A survey showed that only 16% of church goers read their Bible every day and only 32% read their Bibles once each week. Of those who go to church, only 37% agree that reading and studying the Bible have made a significant difference in their lives.The Bible has continual power to change a life, but that it only has power if you read and study the Bible –which requires time and discipline! We is are required to consistently apply Biblical leadings, principles and actions and only that promotes change in one’s life. “The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible.”
PSALM 1:1-3“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—whatever they do prospers.”
COLOSSIANS 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.”
2 TIMOTHY 3:14-16 “But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.”
JAMES 1:21-25 “Therefore, get rid of all moral filth and the evil that is so prevalent and humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you. Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like someone who looks at his face in a mirror and, after looking at himself, goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it–not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it–they will be blessed in what they do.”
Acts 20:35 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’
This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalm 118:24
Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless his people with peace. Psalm 29:11
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
But I say unto you which hear, love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. Luke 6:27-28
I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, I have continued my faithfulness to you. Jeremiah 31:3
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10:10
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2
Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7