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One Nation without God?: The Battle for Christianity in an Age of Unbelief


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This morning David Aikman (Professor of History and Writer in Residence at Patrick Henry College; author) Was on Bill Bennett's "Morning In America" talking about his new book "One Nation without God?: The Battle for Christianity in an Age of Unbelief".

Book Description

Publication Date: September 1, 2012

Christianity in America is under siege. From litigation over coaches starting games with prayer to expulsion from college for refusing to endorse beliefs at odds with the Christian faith, hardly a week goes by without news of the declining influence that Christianity has in the public square. Can Christianity in this country survive the advances of secularists and remain influential in our culture? And if a new spiritual awakening is possible, what form will it take?

 

Supported by an astonishing parade of concrete examples and direct quotes from reporters, judges, bloggers, and influencers, David Aikman turns his journalist's eye on the rise of hostility toward Christian expression in America and the alarming decline of orthodox belief among those who call themselves Christians. He explores the inspiring history of Christianity in America, the powerful cultural influences that have weakened the church, and the bright spots of hope he sees across the country, suggesting possible ways Christian influence in America might be refined and revived.

 

Pastors, culture-watchers, and anyone concerned about the state of the church in America will find this a fascinating and eye-opening read.

 

 

 

In wandering about the net I was not able to find much about this book (yet?), however I did find this podcast *The End of Christian America

David Aikman

Jan 11, 2011

Newsweek’s April 2009 cover story pronounced “The End of Christian America.” Could it be true? Is it possible that the Judeo-Christian America many Christians have grown accustomed to is gone forever? If so, what is the fallout for the church and the average American Christian? Is there any way that the increase of pluralism in the public square could be a good thing for the faith? Historian and biographer David Aikman applies his historic lens to the new normal of American culture and offers a glimpse into what the future may hold for Christianity.

 

 

He has some bad news & some good news.

The Bad News is there are a lot of people out there who say they are Christians, however if David is correct, a lot of these people are clueless as to what being a Christian is, and what a Christian is supposed to believe....small things like was Christ sinless, is Satan real, the Trinity.

However the good news is The Church in China is exploding, and these people are very very serious about The Faith.

 

* Enjoy.

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The Death of American Religion

 

In the aftermath of the re-election of President Barack Obama, conservatives searched the heavens and the earth for answers. Some suggested that Mitt Romney lost because Republicans didn't reach out more to Latino voters; some suggested that Romney lost because his "get out the vote" system fell apart on Election Day. Romney himself said that he lost because President Obama separated voting groups with particularly calibrated "gifts" designed to curry their favor.

In truth, Mitt Romney lost for the same reason that traditional marriage lost on Election Day: America is becoming a less religious country. And that bodes ill for the future of the United States.

It's not that religious voters didn't turn out for Romney. They did in droves. Fully 26 percent of voters — 3 percent more than in 2004 — were white evangelicals who supported Romney 79 to 21. Fifty-three percent of the electorate identified as Protestant; another 25 percent identified as Catholic.

But a full 40 percent of voters attended church or synagogue rarely; 17 percent of voters never attended church or synagogue at all. Indeed, 12 percent of the voting base didn't report a religious affiliation at all. That adds up to 69 percent of the population. And this population broke for Barack Obama.Scissors-32x32.png

http://cnsnews.com/blog/ben-shapiro/death-american-religion

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The Death of American Religion

 

 

In truth, Mitt Romney lost for the same reason that traditional marriage lost on Election Day: America is becoming a less religious country. And that bodes ill for the future of the United States.

 

 

Two points

A. Who's fault is this? (Hint...take a peek in the mirror)

B. Question: How does The Church thrive? Answer: With the blood of martyrs.

 

 

 

I would also add we are called to be Wise as serpents...harmless as doves. All to often those Christians who make the news do so because they have acted in an UNwise manner.

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Geee's article written by Ben Shapiro pretty well nails the societal situation we are experiencing. We are rapidly becoming a secular society where government replaces God.

People may say they believe in God and they know the Bible tells us about God but when it comes to societal issues these same people will side with humanism and the authority of science. Self will triumph every time.

In regards to God, the Bible, life and Eternity the vast majority of human beings simply do not believe what they say they believe.

 

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Geee's article written by Ben Shapiro pretty well nails the societal situation we are experiencing. We are rapidly becoming a secular society where government replaces God.

People may say they believe in God and they know the Bible tells us about God but when it comes to societal issues these same people will side with humanism and the authority of science. Self will triumph every time.

In regards to God, the Bible, life and Eternity the vast majority of human beings simply do not believe what they say they believe.

 

 

Here's the thing, since the start of this nation it has not cost anything really to be a believer, those days may be coming to an end. The good thing is this will separate the wheat from the chaff, and allow the Church to grow again. We also have to remember We all fall short...well not you and I but we're the exception that proves the rule.

 

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