Good post! How, you ask? Was it quickly? In the 1800s, parents started allowing the likes of Horace Mann to educate their children in secular doctrine. By 1811 Presbyterians realized that Americas colleges, which had been founded on, and revolved around Christianity were no longer reliable for training ministers. They then created the first seminary.
From the mid-1800s through the turn of the century the seminaries were purposefully infiltrated. Meanwhile the church abandoned the Gospel of the Kingdom, and instead embraced a weaker, corrupt gospel. The social gospel took hold thanks to men like Walter Rauschenbusch. Futurism took hold thanks to men like John Nelson Darby. The church narrowed the gospel of the kingdom to a small subset, the gospel of personal salvation, or adopted the liberal, corrupt, social gospel. Combine all that with the industrialization and urbanization of America, and a new breed of immigrant, and things go awry.
Through the early 1900s the pagan, the liberal, and the corrupt began to accumulate enough wealth that there was now a concerted, deliberate and successful attempt to gain control of industry and the media as well.
After a couple generations being raised in a society where schools, colleges, business, and media are Godless and the churches are castrated and corrupt, is it any wonder we had the 1960s sexual/cultural revolution. Today the church has fallen even further into the prosperity gospel or outright embracing of sin. Today the conservative churches look at the folly of the latter two and pat themselves on the back while embracing the failure of the church in the 1800s.
So I would not say it was quick at all, just accelerating perhaps, and at least, more and more abominable. So if you send your children to school to be indoctrinated by pagans, and let them fill the rest of their time with movies, music and news produced by antichrists who want their soul. You take them to a castrated church. Then send them to an antichrist pagan college or an infiltrated bible college or seminary.
Then wonder how could this happen. Duh.
Train up a child in the way he should go.
You shall teach them *diligently* to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.
Very enlightening. If you haven’t watched it already, you owe it to yourself to read, “Grinding America Down.”