Why aren’t young adults going to church anymore?

You don’t have to have a Bachelor’s degree in current events to know that the young adults in this generation aren’t going to church like they used to.

According to an article on Christian Post only 2 in 10 Millennials believe attending church is important. Young adults are very different from twenty years ago and social issues are also different so we must take all of this in consideration. Parents are no longer teaching their children the importance of God in their daily life and as a result of that we have a generation filled with people who think they are entitled to stuff.

If you think you are entitled to anything remember you are only entitled to what you work for. Their are three quotes that stood out to me in the article and I want to address each of them individually : “A lot of life (for Millennials ) is about fun and entertainment which happens on Friday and Saturday nights if you are working.”

“It’s difficult to get up on Sunday to go to church because the weekends are primarily for fun .” The third quote that stood out to me is , “They are concerned that the church will criticize their lifestyle choices.”

I want to discuss the last one first since it is the most interesting.According to 1 Corinthians 4:5 whatever is done in the dark will be exposed in the light anyway so the best thing to do is avoid doing anything that you wouldn’t wont exposed.

I know we all make mistakes and some people love to use the , “ God said don’t judge “ motto { Although God did say that he didn’t mean it in the way the “New-Agers” are trying to twist it into. }but we need to make better decisions so we won’t have such bad consequences later on down the road. Whether you are in church or not your sin ,secret,evil,etc. will still be exposed so why let Satan stop you from developing a relationship with Jesus?

Church should be a place where people with all sort of problems come and get help.  Church should be an edification not a judgement ceremony; So many people nowadays go to church one way and come out the same way ! You should go to church with an issue and come out differently, the transformation will not happen overnight but when it is complete you should definitely notice a difference.

The second thing I found absolutely devastating was that millennials find it hard to get out the bed Sunday morning to praise God. Whether you are a morning person or not you should be at church ( When I say church I mean a church that preaches bible based sermons and not feel good sermons.) hearing the word of God because if God was as trifling as some humans are he wouldn’t wake us up in the morning ;but thank God I serve a God who doesn’t have that type of heart.

I will say it and I will say it again , “People make time for whatever they want to do . “ I find it weird that people find the time to go to secular artists’ concerts and then go to work the next day . People don’t have a problem at all with coming in at 2 am and going to work at 8 am but when it comes to God their just simply too tired.

We live in times where their are services all throughout the day and if you can’t make it to church that day you can watch them online ( If your church offers online streaming. ). While watching church online is a good thing nothing beats actually being their in God’s temple in person.

Their are all kind of churches out their so if you like contemporary gospel find a church that caters to this type of music . If you like traditional gospel  music find a church that sings that type of music ; A lot of churches I have attended sing all types of gospel music so people who like different types of gospel music can be satisfied.

The same people that say they have activities planned for the entire weekend and they are too busy to go to church will be the same people who asks every Christian to pray for them because they need a breakthrough.

It’s a good thing we don’t serve a God who refuses to answer the prayers of those who don’t attend church. Some people may say ,”Why should I attend church I can sing gospel songs right at home ?”

According to Hebrews 10:25 ,We shouldn’t stop gathering together with other believers , as some of you are doing . Instead,we must continue to encourage each other even more as we see the day of the Lord coming . “ Those are not my words those are the words of God.

People will say all the time , “ Why should I go to church I can just sing and listen to a sermon on the radio plus gas is way too high!” The reason you should go to church is because we as Christians need to be in church so we can encourage one another.

What is simply amazing is that people find the gas money to go to the casino, the club, meetings, the mall, etc.but when it comes to God gas is way too high !That is such a bad mentality to have and that mentality comes straight from Satan.

Satan doesn’t want you to be encouraged anyway he wants you to stay at home and watch hours of Godless programming on television . If their is always something that pops up when it’s time for you to go to church ask yourself, “ Do things usually pop up when I try to go other places besides church ?”

If the answer to that question is no then you know Satan is trying to make you miss church and that’s when you should be trying to get their the most because Satan knows there’s something at church that will help turn your life around. Satan’s job is to make your life a living disaster so when you try to get your life together by finding Jesus and/or finding a good church home he will do everything he can to try to shake your world up.

The point I am trying to make is people make time for what they want to make time for .The same people that find time to go to the club on Saturday night and miss church on Sunday morning will call every church they can think of and ask for a prayer for their “breakthrough”.

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America’s Spirituality

(Their are some pictures below of some Christians being persecuted so some pictures may be graphic to some viewers;Viewer discretion is advised.)

This country is currently drowning in immortality by several states saying that marriage isn’t only between a woman and a man, murder (abortion) is becoming more of an option, preachers are preaching a Christ less gospel and the head leader of this country is doing nothing to protect Christians with the freedom of religion bill.

I want to start off by discussing the president, Obama, he has told the world over and over again that he is a Christian but his fruits say otherwise. Matthew 7:16 says “You will know them by their fruits. Grapes are not gathered from thorn bushes nor figs from thistles, are they?

Obama is claiming to be a Christian but while millions of Christians are being killed daily Obama is doing NOTHING! If Muslims were being killed like this h e would have launched  a national campaign against that .

Neither Christians or Muslims should be killed for their religion but by being a Christian you are the light of the world so naturally the world won’t like you that’s why Jesus said in John 15:18-27.

18 “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also.

21 But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. 23 He who hates Me hates My Father also.

24 If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father. 25 But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness about me. 27 And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

Now that you see that Jesus was hated first it should make more sense to you why Christians are being persecuted.

Christians are being mocked every where from the media to the pulpit. I know that sounds weird when I say from the pulpit but let me explain.

Anytime a pastor tells someone that they need to pray to Mary in order to get into heaven they are mocking Christ. In one of my previous posts I go in detail about the bible verses that show Mary accepting Jesus as her Lord and Savior.

The Catholic Church has allowed anti Christian ideologies to  creep into their church throughout the years consequently misleading millions of souls. Praying to Mary is one prime example of idolatry worship. To pray to someone else is idolatry and God hates idolatry! Some people may say that they aren’t praying to Mary they are just honoring her ;If you have a statue of anyone that is showing that you think so highly of a person that you want a statue of them. Some people have statues of Jesus but that is not needed because Jesus is alive and well unlike idol gods so you don’t have to go pray to a statue you can have a conversation with him like you would with anyone else.

People pray to biblical figures like Saint Paul, Mary , John the Baptist, etc.; when in reality they are praying to dead people who don’t have a Heaven or Hell to put them in. Their were many witnesses who said they saw Jesus resurrect ,and no they weren’t having hallucinations(Some people who try their best to deny Jesus’ existence will make up any theory.)

(The image above is the image of Jesus’ tomb {Where he was buried.}but he is no longer their now .)

Jesus appeared 12 times to different group sizes ranging from just one person to 500 people.(Biblical Proof)

” 1) Mary Magdalene (Mark 16.9-11; John 20.11-18), Peter in Jerusalem (Luke 24.34; 1 Cor. 15.5), Jesus’ brother (insider skeptic) James (1 Cor. 15.7).

“And they went out quickly, and fled from the sepulchre; for they trembled and were amazed: neither said they any thing to any [man]; for they were afraid” (Mark 16.8). Some of the New Testament authors explicitly claimed to be eyewitnesses to Jesus’ resurrection (and transfiguration).

Peter said, “We did not follow cleverly invented stories when we told you about the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty” (2 Pet. 2.16). John also said, “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched…we proclaim to you what we have seen and heard” (1 John 1.1,3).

2) The other women at the tomb (Matthew 28.8-10).

3) The two travelers on the road (Mark 16.12,13; Luke 24.13-34).

4) Ten disciples behind closed doors (Mark 16.14; Luke 24.35-43; John 20.19-25).

5) All the disciples, with Thomas, excluding Judas Iscariot (John 20.26-31; 1 Cor. 15.5).

6) Seven disciples while fishing (John 21.1-14).

7) Eleven disciples on the mountain (Matthew 28.16-20).

8) A crowd of 500 “most of whom are still alive” at the time of Paul writing (1 Cor. 15.6). This may have been the same group as in Matt. 28.16: the rendezvous was to “to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them.” Unlike the other accounts which were unexpected and by surprise, and to gather such a large number of people, this meeting was held outdoors. The women were told to tell the disciples to meet Jesus in Galilee as well. “And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted” (Matt. 28.17) may be a reference to many present, both believers and non-believers.

Paul had firsthand contact with them. So it was not a legend. He knew some of the people had died in the interim, but most were still alive. He is saying in effect they are still around to be questioned. You can talk to some of the witnesses. He never could have made this challenge if this event had not occurred.

9) “Then to all the apostles” (1 Cor. 15.7) which includes the Twelve plus all the other apostles.

10) Jesus appeared to the disciples in Jerusalem (Luke 24.44-49).

11) Those who watched Jesus ascend to heaven (Mark 16.19,20; Luke 24.50-53; Acts 1.3-8).

12) Least of all Paul (outsider skeptic) with others present and as though he was not living in the proper time (1 Cor. 15.8-9; Gal. 1.13-16; Acts 9.1-8, 22.9, read all of chapters 22 and 26; 13.30-37; 1 Cor. 15.10-20; Gal. 2.1-10). “

My point of getting all of that information(All of this info can be backed up by The Bible, as you can see I put the Bible verses right next to the statements. ) is to say Jesus is ALIVE and WELL. Praying to anyone except for Jesus or God will lead you to hell because you are putting someone ahead of Jesus and he never put anyone ahead of us.

So many people ,particularly Roman Catholics, pray to people besides Jesus thinking they are doing something holy when in reality they are doing evil(idolatry).

We as Christians should fought ourselves for this because we have allowed pagan traditions to come into the church . (In one of my last post I did an article about celebrating Easter, Christmas ,and other holidays) .

Now that we have briefly discussed pagan holidays I am now going to discuss one of the most controversial topics of the 21st century and that is abortion .

If you are reading this now someone believed you deserved a chance so why not give that baby a chance? Nowadays people don’t look at it like that they think babies are just a big blob of fat but in reality they are as human as me and you.

The feminist have people believing that women should have the right to kill their children because they come from their body but if the same ideology was applied to the members of the feminist groups then they wouldn’t be here. Satan is here to kill, steal and destroy according to John 10:10 and that’s exactly what Planned Parenthood has been doing since their existence.

Planned Parenthood steals lives from  innocent babies,  they destroy future memories by taking the babies’ life and they kill the babies by destroying their bodies.  Doesn’t that sound like something Satan would do ?

The risks of abortion

People have been trying to justify evil doings since the beginning of the time and it definitely doesn’t end with Planned Parenthood. Last year Obama made the news because while he was at Planned Parenthood he said God bless Planned Parenthood.

This outraged many people as it should have because not only did he mock God but he(Obama) thinks abortion is something cool.

Planned Parenthood has such a unique name because it says that the Parenthood was planned but in reality its Planned Murder hood.  This is something we as  a nation should discuss because if we continue I allow this nation to murder innocent babies what legacy will we have?

A nation that kills its own future will have nothing left for the future.When I say kill it’s future I mean we are killing so many babies that their won’t be enough people to work to fund social security and other programs ;Of course you aren’t going to hear that on the mainstream media news you’re just going to hear a million reasons why women should be able to choose to murder their own children.

These are just a few things I want to discuss in this post but stay tuned because there’s so much more to come.

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Don’t be deceived

Don’t Be Deceived

For years people have viewed the pope as holy as Jesus but those same people who look at the pope that way are very quiet about the Muslim prayers that were declared within the Vatican.

http://shoebat.com/2014/06/07/vatican-makes-seat-antichrist-pope-francis-muslim-prayers-declared-within-vatican-first-time-history/

That’s right you read that correctly the Pope, the guy who is supposedly as holy as Jesus, prayed to an idol god, Allah ! This is nothing but a preparation for the New World Order . They are trying to initiate a one world religion by combining Catholicism and Islam. Another thing that the media has been quiet about is Joel Osteen’s visit with the pope.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Osteen-meets-with-Pope-Francis-at-Vatican-5533805.php .

The same pope that prays to false gods is teaming up with the pastor of America’s fastest growing church.  The quote, “The same birds flock together. ” is so true in this scenario it’s scary.  Joel Osteen who is best known for his different type of preaching ideologies is friends with one of the most popular New-Agers and the anti-Christ ( The anti-Christ doesn’t have to be one person anyone who denies Jesus is son of God is the anti-Christ .), Oprah Winfrey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bESXATmQy5s

Oprah Winfrey , a former Christian , is known for her new age beliefs is friends with Joel Osteen!

It’s nothing wrong with Joel Osteen being associates with Oprah Winfrey but when a known new age occultist beliefs match up with a “pastor’s ” belief  system that’s when we have a problem .

Now let me elaborate myself on what I mean when I say friends. A Christian should do their best to keep friends who are on the same Christian journey as they are on. The reason so many people never make it to the next level in life and/or their Christian journey is because they stay friends with people who continue to drag them down.

If you come in contact with someone who doesn’t believe in God its okay to explain who he is you don’t have to run away full speed when you come in contact with a non-believer. After all Christians are called to be fishers of men.

The name of this post is named , “Don’t Be Deceived” but I’m going to be talking about more than deception.  I try to keep the posts short and sweet but whatever God inspires me to write it must come down on paper.

Now for some reason their have been Christians marrying outside of their religion!  That is something we should never do because The Bible tells us that we shouldn’t be unequally yoked(2 Corinthians 6:14).  If you are an authentic believer in Christ you should know that he will give you the desires of  your heart (If their for your good.) (Psalms 37:4).

To make sure we aren’t being sugar-coated let’s look at the entire verse.  The beginning of  that verse says Take DELIGHT in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Since Christianity has been so tainted with sugar-coated preaching people believe that Jesus is this person who you go to when you need stuff.

That is not true;You are supposed to develop a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and  obey ALL of  his  commandments and then he will give you the desires of your heart. If you have an AUTHENTIC relationship with Jesus then you know he will send you someone of the same religion.  Let’s keep in mind that Jesus only does  heterosexual relationships, Satan does homosexual relationships.

(The image above is an image of Sodom and Gomorrah.)

Many people will be deceived by the anti-Christ and his tactics because they choose to believe that The Bible is a book made up of fables .The part that is so sad about people in America is many people have access to The Bible and they don’t believe it but their are millions of Christians overseas that want The Bible but don’t have access to it ! According to a poll taken by Gallup only 28% of Americans believe the Bible is the actual word of God. Yes you read that correctly only 28% of Americans.

Even demons know that God exists and they tremble at that fact(James 2:19)! Even Satan knows that Jesus is Lord and their is only one God but he will cause a person to question God’s existence. This is why it is very important for Christians to read The Bible (excluding the NIV Bible and the NLT, I have discussed this topic in my previous post but I will talk about it more in my next post) and listen to Christ filled teachings not a sermon that is filled with New Age feel good doctrine.

In Revelations 20:4 it talks about people being decapitated(to have your head cut off) because they didn’t accept the mark of the beast. That verse is talking about anyone who had not accepted Christ before the rapture. The rapture is when all Christians will be joined together in the air to go to heaven while all of the bad things happen on earth(1 Thessalonians 4:7). I don’t know about you but I prefer to be gone with the rapture versus being decapitated for accepting Christ. Why wait and be decapitated for accepting Christ when you can do it right now without being decapitated?

Satan is telling you that you have all the time in the world to get right with God but God tells us in James 4:13-15 that we are nothing but fog (not literally ) and tomorrow is not guaranteed so if God is telling us that tomorrow is not guaranteed why would you put of getting right with God? When I say tomorrow is not guaranteed I mean it’s no promise that you will be alive tomorrow, according to God’s word not mines.

Christians are being killed by the thousands daily overseas as I type this sentence now. You probably think I am exaggerating because you haven’t heard anything about this on your mainstream media “news” .Do you really expect to hear about how bad Christians are being treated on a station owned by Satanists.

 

http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/raymond-ibrahim/christians-crucified-again-for-refusing-islam/

Jesus said multiple times in The Bible, “Don’t be deceived.” He knew their would be people who would smile and claim they were sent from God to preach but in reality they were sent from Satan to preach a Christ-less message.It’s almost election time again in Washington and politicians are about to make those same “feel good “speeches that won’t “ feel good” when the truth kicks in. We as Christians have got to start checking these politicians voting records to make sure they are pro-life and pro-traditional marriage.Their have been many politicians who once stood against gay marriage and for traditional marriage but they couldn’t take the criticism so they backed down and stood for gay marriage and against traditional marriage.

This country can not and will not survive if we continue going the route we are going now. Some people listen to news outlets like MSNBC and they think we are doing okay but that is a total lie !According to John 8:44 Satan is a liar and he is the father of them. Satan is so good at telling lies he makes them sound like the truth but if you are a child of God you should know the difference between a lie and the truth.

Just because it looks innocent does not mean that it is innocent. If you are a parent or know someone who has children share my previous posts about Disney Channel with them. Disney channel is known their subliminal and occult messages ;It may sound like a conspiracy theory but even the Southern Baptist Convention called Disney out on their pro-gay and anti-family productions .

I realize their are many different religions out their and Disney can’t just choose one  to favor but to attack everything Christianity stands for is wrong and unacceptable!

http://www.cnn.com/US/9706/18/baptists.disney/index.html?_s=PM:US

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