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3500 -- 4000 churches close their doors each year In America

 
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Interesting Statistics about Americans, Church and God.

1- In America, 3500 — 4000 churches close their doors each year. (from the Barna Study -- www.barna.org)

2- Churches lose an estimated 2,765,000 people each year to nominalism and secularism. (from the Barna Study -- www.barna.org)

3- Usual Sunday church attendance has dropped from 1,606,00 in 1968 to 881,000 in 2005.(www.churchsociety.org)

4- Only 21% of Americans attend religious services every week.
(www.religioustolerence.org)

5- The proportion of the population that can be classified as Christian declined from 86% in 1990 to 77% in 2001.(American Religion Identification Survey)


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This is the link to the news


[link to www.keepgodinamerica.com]
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churches closing and pastors leaving



Excerpted from The Condition of the Church in America, complied by Andy McAdams [via #mmi, 2005]:

1,400 pastors in America leave the ministry monthly. Only 15% of churches in the United States are growing and just 2.2% of those are growing by conversion growth. 10,000 churches in America disappeared in a five-year period.

“Fifteen hundred pastors leave the ministry each month due to moral failure, spiritual burnout, or contention in their churches.” [Source: “Death by Ministry" (slides + audio) by Darrin Patrick @ The Journey. It was re-published on Mark Driscoll's

[link to djchuang.com]
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Wonder why?

:shrug:





The hireling careth not for the sheep.



Timothy 4:2-3

Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;Forbidding to marry, which God hath created


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Re: 3500 -- 4000 churches close their doors each year In America
Interesting Statistics about Americans, Church and God.

1- In America, 3500 — 4000 churches close their doors each year. (from the Barna Study -- www.barna.org)

2- Churches lose an estimated 2,765,000 people each year to nominalism and secularism. (from the Barna Study -- www.barna.org)

3- Usual Sunday church attendance has dropped from 1,606,00 in 1968 to 881,000 in 2005.(www.churchsociety.org)

4- Only 21% of Americans attend religious services every week.
(www.religioustolerence.org)

5- The proportion of the population that can be classified as Christian declined from 86% in 1990 to 77% in 2001.(American Religion Identification Survey)



 Quoting: zionist = EVIL 8423472


Thats great news... to realise that people are finally waking up and facing the reality of life for what it is..rather than blindly following or bowing down to deluded man made polarised fairytales, design to enslave people to hierarchal control.

Maybe enlightement is coming after all. Now lets hope people put the final pieces in the jigsaw and realise all our hierarchies are fake man made contruct to . to allow a few people to act and play like gods ..at all our expense.
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St Paschal Catholic Church closing mass



33 parishes to close (Holy War Over Church Closing)



Church Closing
Diocese of Cleveland prepares to close St. Peter Church in Cleveland



And the END like


Demolition of Our Lady of Health Church
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That's great news. It means people are starting to wake up
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Just the prophesied falling away of the Church , it is good news , it means we are close to the end !
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That's great news. It means people are starting to wake up
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Yes, Its the Esoteric Church which will be the church in the New Age.
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This is great news!
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How many Mosques are closing doors?
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How many Mosques are closing doors?
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They are building more all the time. Just so there will be room to hold all those leaving the traditional churches. Once they take over it will be mandatory.
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How many Mosques are closing doors?
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Actually Mosques are been built fast world wide
While Churches are closing and often converted to Mosques

Empty churches, equals empty collection plates
lack of church attendance by Christians. A number of churches have also been turned into nightclubs and pubs, which in itself is surprising since fewer of us can afford a pint these days.




Empty churches, full mosques
In their different attempts to cater for Scotland's largest Muslim communities, both al Furqan and the Edinburgh Blackhall mosque also cast light on the steady decline in Christian worship. Increasingly, mosques are being created or expanded in what were Christian premises; al Furqan occupies a building formerly owned by a neighbouring centre for the elderly, run by Christian spiritualists, while the Blackhall mosque has made its home in what was until 2006 a church of the United Free Church of Scotland.
[link to www.thenational.ae]
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Hispanics flood in and locals move their churches close Catholic churches open.
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Re: 3500 -- 4000 churches close their doors each year In America
Bishop Richard Lennon explains reasons for closing churches, says more could be a possibility




Posted: 12:11 PM Jan 9 2012
Last Updated: 15 minutes ago
By: Colin McDermott, newsnet5.com

LAKEWOOD, Ohio - The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland hopes to build a stronger Catholic community across Northeast Ohio, in the aftermath of closing and merging churches, but the need to close more churches looms over the uneasy faithful.

Bishop Richard Lennon led a news conference at a former church in Lakewood Monday, one day after the diocese released its annual finance report.

“What brought this on, was the objective to build parishes and have a stronger Catholic community,” Lennon said.

Lennon said the sale of 26 closed churches created more than $19 million that would go to existing parishes. Of that money, $4.9 million is paying debts and operating expenses, $7.8 million is going back to existing churches, and the diocese has a remaining balance of $6.8 million.

Read more: [link to www.newsnet5.com]





Read more in the link

[link to www.newsnet5.com]




[link to www.newsnet5.com]
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Churches no longer promote love, but hatred for others.

That's all.
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Doesn't surprise me the "Sunday churches" closing down
maybe they went to Keep "The Sabbath" instead of Satan's Counterfeit day
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OH NO!!!The Priests will be dying from malnutrition and they will soon begin to wither from lack of protein.........Maybe they can all! move to China and get some of that delicious Cream of Sum Yung Boy
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Religion is on a decline .... I am just shocked !!! Have fun praying to your fake gods and hating other people who choose to be different.
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and yet the church in north philly "da church in da hood with da the hood at heart" remains open. i'm puzzled.
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In these economic times, the prosperity gospel of Olsteen, Hinn and all the others isn't selling anymore.

Millions in the US had already left the Churches when Rick Warrens' mystical magical gospel of miracles and "step" programs to a better you entered in and claimed to be "new" knowledge that the Church must follow because the persecuted Church of the past, I guess, were clueless.

I guess the economy and lack of deliverance in the name it claim it and blab it gospel has some questioning what they are being fed and why do all these Vineyard New Wine pastors live in million dollar homes and the sheeple are just told, "well, you just don't have enough faith to see your way to prosperity".

Get out now people. These fake churches ran by the wolves in sheeps clothing are all about to crash and they are going to take their members with them.
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Interesting Statistics about Americans, Church and God.

1- In America, 3500 — 4000 churches close their doors each year. (from the Barna Study -- www.barna.org)

2- Churches lose an estimated 2,765,000 people each year to nominalism and secularism. (from the Barna Study -- www.barna.org)

3- Usual Sunday church attendance has dropped from 1,606,00 in 1968 to 881,000 in 2005.(www.churchsociety.org)

4- Only 21% of Americans attend religious services every week.
(www.religioustolerence.org)

5- The proportion of the population that can be classified as Christian declined from 86% in 1990 to 77% in 2001.(American Religion Identification Survey)



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That's awesome. Most of the hopeless ignorant NWl sheeple I have known have been ardent church-goers.

Once they all close their doors, people can rediscover their natural religions and leave this roman fictional "sun of god" behind...5ahidingrantafroIdol1
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Once they all close their doors, people can rediscover their natural religions and leave this roman fictional "sun of god" behind...
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People are not leaving the Church because of "sun god" worship exactly. They are leaving because they know the prosperity gospel and the "anything goes" is not of the True God revealed in His Holy Word.

Sun god worship is being integrated into all churches with the ecummenical movement, the very thing that the Reformation rejected.

The Church is being destroyed from within just as Paul said it would be. And God said judgement would begin at the Church first. This apostasy is the judgement and those that recognised it have left = The Church will never stop meeting together, they have just changed the location. They don't pay Osteen's rent to praise the True God of Salvation.
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Churches no longer promote love, but hatred for others.

That's all.
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All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
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That's so sad. People are falling away from God. This world is pulling people in, and making sin seem so enticing. That's why we Christians are called to be as loving, forgiving, and accepting as possible. When a visitor comes to church, take the time to make them feel welcome. Studies show that a visitor will decide whether to come back within the first few minutes of entering a church. If they feel like noone welcomed them, they probably won't come back. I realize that socializing is not the reason we're there. However, it helps to get them there. Also, we should strive not to be judgmental. Regardless of the way someone looks, acts, or the fact that they have a "past", we should love them as Jesus loves us.

"Jesus paid much too high a price
For us to pick and choose who should come
We are the body of Christ

If we are the body, why aren't His arms reaching
Why aren't His hands healing
Why aren't His words teaching
If we are the body
Why aren't His feet going
Why is His love not showing
Them there is a way
There is a way " - Casting Crowns

Last Edited by Dease on 01/10/2012 12:35 AM
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you." - Matthew 22: 37-39

"What good will it be for a man if he gains the whole world, yet forfeits his soul? Or what can a man give in exchange for his soul?" - Galatians 5: 22-23
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Re: 3500 -- 4000 churches close their doors each year In America
Interesting Statistics about Americans, Church and God.

1- In America, 3500 — 4000 churches close their doors each year. (from the Barna Study -- www.barna.org)

2- Churches lose an estimated 2,765,000 people each year to nominalism and secularism. (from the Barna Study -- www.barna.org)

3- Usual Sunday church attendance has dropped from 1,606,00 in 1968 to 881,000 in 2005.(www.churchsociety.org)

4- Only 21% of Americans attend religious services every week.
(www.religioustolerence.org)

5- The proportion of the population that can be classified as Christian declined from 86% in 1990 to 77% in 2001.(American Religion Identification Survey)



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Not according to Timothy Keller...
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That's so sad. People are falling away from God
Quote Dease

Not in all cases are they leaving God but rather a state run church. Some have chosen to follow God without an alliance to a 501-c tax exempt government temple where the whole word of God is not allowed to be spoken, if it goes against government policy. (IRS rules)(many others also apply)

A building is a building - The Church can meet anywhere. Some meet in homes, shelters, missions, or at the grocers. Where the Church is, Jesus is there.

Read about John Bunyan, how he spent around thirteen years in prison because he refused to take a license from the government to preach God's Word.

Jesus said the gates of hell will not destroy His Church. He knows where His Church is - they are scattered all over the world and in many places, some are in prison for their faith and they have church everyday in their hearts, not just on Sunday.
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Maybe this is why more people are waking up!

Yes, I believe in YaHWeH, His Mashiyach Yeshua, and do the Written Torah.

Shalom,
Eliyah
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I believe in that line, somewhere along the lines of.. the kingdom of heaven is within you and all around you, not in a building made of stone and wood..

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