I often point out in my talks that America has the most Christian bookstores, Christian colleges and universities, Christian radio and TV programs, and the most churches of any nation in the world. I then ask my audience, “Is America becoming more or less Christian everyday?” My audience always replies with “less Christian.” Even with the unprecedented number of Christian resources, America is increasingly becoming less and less Christian with each passing day as the foundation of biblical authority has been replaced with man’s word.
Sadly, this trend is only increasing. Reportedly, the latest General Social Survey was recently released. Apparently this multimillion-dollar analysis of the American population determined that “since 2012, the U.S. has about 7.5 million more Americans who are no longer active in religion.” Now 21% of the US population is considered a “none.” I have recently blogged about the “nones,” and I stated that “nones” refer to those who allegedly don’t identity with any religion—and this group is quickly growing. Reportedly, “If this growth continues, in a few years the largest ‘religion’ in the U.S. may be no religion at all.”
But those who claim to be “nones” really do have a religion! They have a man-made religion of secularity. They have developed a worldview through which they view and interpret the world. Now, everyone has a religion, but ultimately there really are only two religions: for Christ or against Christ (Matthew 12:30). There is no neutrality!
Sadly, the number of those who falsely think that they have no religion only keeps growing in America. And it will only keep growing, if the statistics are any sign. But what should Christians do? Preach the gospel!
We need to reach out to these nones and this dying culture. Chances are you live beside, work with, or are friends with some of these nones. We need to be bold in sharing the gospel with them and be prepared with solid, biblical answers to the questions that they have about the Christian faith. I encourage you to be intentional about reaching out to those you know with the life-changing message of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is only by the blood and sacrifice of Jesus Christ that we can be redeemed and made alive (Ephesians 2:4–7).
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This item was written with the assistance of AiG’s research team.