Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article

It is a pity that the shining stone set in a silver sea is well on its way to becoming a lump of chalk sinking slowly under wind and wave.

As the falling away accelerates, I sincerely feel it is but a short time until the end.

1 posted on 12/22/2008 8:43:46 PM PST by Marechal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies ]


To: Marechal
In their prayers. I believe it will be just the opposite. I heard a radio announcer ask a futurist expert recently if they could suggest one thing to people what would it be - she said, get right with the Lord.
2 posted on 12/22/2008 8:46:23 PM PST by Jolla
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Marechal

who writes these things, Satan?


3 posted on 12/22/2008 8:50:06 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (appeasement is collaboration.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Marechal

But the mosques are doing great business.


4 posted on 12/22/2008 8:50:47 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Marechal
...a report says that in just over a generation the number of people attending Church of England Sunday services will fall to less than a tenth of what they are now.

Ping to read later

6 posted on 12/22/2008 8:52:19 PM PST by Alex Murphy ( "Every country has the government it deserves" - Joseph Marie de Maistre)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Marechal

What do you expect when the Church of England’s own Arch-bishop suggest that they embrace Shariah and call God “Allah”?

With that kind of milquetoast relativism, it’s a wonder anyone attends the Church of England. What’s the point? What do they stand for?


7 posted on 12/22/2008 8:57:30 PM PST by St. Louis Conservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Marechal

You said — “As the falling away accelerates, I sincerely feel it is but a short time until the end.”

Jesus did ask if He would find faith when He returned...


10 posted on 12/22/2008 9:24:42 PM PST by Star Traveler
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Marechal
Keith Porteous-Wood of the National Secular Society said: "Church attendance has already been in decline for over 60 years, all over Britain, in all major denominations and across all age groups, except the over-65s.

People will go somewhere for their "spiritual needs". When the communists in China and Russia tried to exterminate religion, they got worship of Lenin and Stalin (well their slowly rotting corpses anyhow) in Russia. Communism fell and Christianity came back in massive force. China had Mao and his little red book and when communism weakened slightly in rushed Christianity and Falun Gong as real hope for the future.

The firghtening possibility for UK is that their spiritual needs might be met by Islam in the future.

13 posted on 12/22/2008 9:40:07 PM PST by JimSEA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Marechal
But the Church of England has rejected the figures, saying they were incomplete and ignored new ways of worshipping outside the church network.

Uh, like what?

14 posted on 12/22/2008 11:00:43 PM PST by BlessedBeGod
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

To: Marechal

I suppose it sort of depends on whether you believe less church attendence is causing the decline, or a symptom of the decline. Certainly religious belief is not declining - quite on the contrary, in spite of what National Secular Society fondly hopes.

You can almost feel the glee in Mr Porteus-Wood’s voice. What kind of person gets a kick out of witnessing other people’s distress? It’s a strange thing...secularists love to ridicule religous institutions and people, but religious folk are largely unconcerned about secular groups (apart from offering help).


20 posted on 12/23/2008 3:08:45 AM PST by Vanders9
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Religion
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson