Why millennials are leaving the church
Are there less Christians among the young? I would say yes, that biblical worldviews are rare among the young. Feel free to disagree. I'm talking true bible believing Christians. I know the mega-churches have their numbers of young people but they have been led into false doctrine and a false "christianity" [think of the defenders of the Whosoevers]. Of course there are the numbers of people now young and old who are out of the church system, the so called scattered sheep, and/or home churching it.
Tell me what you think.
One thing I am noticing is that young people seem to be growing more liberal, more unbelieving. One thing I often think about is as they especially come into a world in America where there is far less economic and other opportunities, how this seems to not be changing them for the better, where the "school of hard knocks" so to speak may serve as a wake-up call. Too many still believe what they are told and what the media has to say. There are times when I have witnessed to younger people, and while I write this with the risk of offending some of my younger readers, I am seeing more conformity of thought among their numbers.
The world views have gone completely different. When I meet people in their 20s, almost the majority seem to have the same liberal politics, and are far more embracing of homosexuality.It is strange how a claimed 2% of the population is mentioned at every turn now.
Most do not believe in God whatsoever. Yes there are young who go through an exploratory period, hopefully looking for truth, I went through this myself, but have you seen how the numbers of Christians seems far lower? The New World Order has targeted the young. Even with myself, I often befriended people 20-30 years older because they held to more old fashioned ideals and different ways of looking at life. Problem is, now that I am older, I lost some of those friends to the march of time. I was more apt to find fellow Christians there even more then within my own generation.
Remember Generation X is now in its 40s. The millennials are the folks in their 20s. I have seen a big difference even between those generations.
This is a sad article. You can see how the growing unbelief, and negative influences out there have grown.
"Armed with the latest surveys, along with personal testimonies from friends and readers, I explain how young adults perceive evangelical Christianity to be too political, too exclusive, old-fashioned, unconcerned with social justice and hostile to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people."You can see right there what some of those influences have been. When she says they have tired of the culture wars and in this paragraph the politics, I find myself saying that is what they were designed to do. Instead of preaching the gospel, the dominionists joined with the politicians on their "make people be good" campaigns that were doomed for failure. Of course now they present this idea of "globalist social justice", and well, that has been the message for years and years!
It looks like the Emergents have succeeded in their road to Rome campaigns. The mega churches that made it all about fads and trends, and as she writes "consumerism" helped herd many back into the liturgical camps.
"Many of us, myself included, are finding ourselves increasingly drawn to high church traditions – Catholicism, Eastern Orthodoxy, the Episcopal Church, etc. – precisely because the ancient forms of liturgy seem so unpretentious, so unconcerned with being “cool,” and we find that refreshingly authentic."One thing she is correct about is those who aren't finding Jesus in the churches.
"None's On the Rise"
If you are 20 something and reading this blog and agreeing with it [well even disagreeing with it but a regular reader], let me know if you are out there.