Frightening!

The bad news just keeps coming.  If a global economic meltdown weren’t enough, The Christian Science Monitor published a heartbreaking piece about the future of the evangelical church in America.  Those of us who have been observing the pathetic decline of the modern evangelical movement since the early 1990 are not surprised that a mainstream paper like the Monitor has finally seen what we already know to be true.

The pruning has begun in earnest.

From the piece:

Within two generations, evangelicalism will be a house deserted of half its occupants. (Between 25 and 35 percent of Americans today are Evangelicals.) In the “Protestant” 20th century, Evangelicals flourished. But they will soon be living in a very secular and religiously antagonistic 21st century.

This collapse will herald the arrival of an anti-Christian chapter of the post-Christian West. Intolerance of Christianity will rise to levels many of us have not believed possible in our lifetimes, and public policy will become hostile toward evangelical Christianity, seeing it as the opponent of the common good.

Millions of Evangelicals will quit. Thousands of ministries will end. Christian media will be reduced, if not eliminated. Many Christian schools will go into rapid decline. I’m convinced the grace and mission of God will reach to the ends of the earth. But the end of evangelicalism as we know it is close.

Be sure to read the rest of this stunning article.

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