Wednesday, September 14, 2011

More Americans Are Customizing Religion, Researcher Says.

More Americans customizing religion, researcher says.

The folks who make up God as they go are side-by-side with self-proclaimed believers who claim the Christian label but shed their ties to traditional beliefs and practices. Religion statistics expert George Barna says, with a wry hint of exaggeration, America is headed for "310 million people with 310 million religions."

"We are a designer society. We want everything customized to our personal needs — our clothing, our food, our education," he says. Now it's our religion.

Barna's new book on U.S. Christians, Futurecast, tracks changes from 1991 to 2011, in annual national surveys of 1,000 to 1,600 U.S. adults. All the major trend lines of religious belief and behavior he measured ran downward — except two.
Religious beliefs, practices shift

More people claim they have accepted Jesus as their savior and expect to go to heaven.

And more say they haven't been to church in the past six months except for special occasions such as weddings or funerals. In 1991, 24% were "unchurched." Today, it's 37%

The researcher is missing one of the biggest trends, people are leaving churches because they are FALSE. This includes many of the scattered sheep I have spoken about who are Christians who refuse to be joined to the churches of the Antichrist. Many of the secular of course are leaving the churches seeing the hypocrisy, bad politics and control methods, in a free information society, their scandals, money-grubbing and ties to big business and government, are out there for the viewing.


Anonymous said...

Do you know why some of those are ones who do not attend a place where people congregate? The places where the grass is not trampled and eaten up, and where the waters are not fouled by the feet of goats are few and far between. These goats are spreading out all over, forcing the sheep to scatter on their own, who will only be led by their true Shepherd--the Word. We are forced to feed upon butter and honey because the goats will leave no grain and water that is edible behind them:

17The LORD shall bring upon thee, and upon thy people, and upon thy father's house, days that have not come, from the day that Ephraim departed from Judah; even the king of Assyria.

18And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall hiss for the fly that is in the uttermost part of the rivers of Egypt, and for the bee that is in the land of Assyria.

19And they shall come, and shall rest all of them in the desolate valleys, and in the holes of the rocks, and upon all thorns, and upon all bushes.

20In the same day shall the Lord shave with a razor that is hired, namely, by them beyond the river, by the king of Assyria, the head, and the hair of the feet: and it shall also consume the beard.

21And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep;

22And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of milk that THEY shall give he shall eat butter: for butter and honey shall every one eat that is LEFT in the land.

23And it shall come to pass in that day, that EVERY place shall be, where there WERE a thousand vines at a thousand silverlings, it shall even be for BRIERS AND THORNS.

24With arrows and with bows shall men come thither; because ALL the land shall become BRIERS AND THORNS.

25And on ALL hills that shall be digged with the mattock, there shall not come thither the FEAR OF BRIERS AND THORNS: but it shall be for the sending forth of oxen, and for the treading of lesser cattle. Is. 7

Sorry, but who wants to eat among the briers and thorns and trampled grass, and drink fouled up water, eh? I'll stick to butter and honey, thank you. Anon. #1

Bible Believer said...

Thanks Anon #1
That verse is a good reminder, yes the goats have trashed the place.

Rev 10:9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take [it], and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.

I'll stick with the butter and honey too.