Skip to comments.Have Christians Lost the Culture War?
Posted on 02/20/2014 7:33:13 PM PST by marshmallow
The culture war may be lost and religious liberty might not be that far behind, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research, the research arm of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Seventy percent of senior pastors at Protestant churches say religious liberty is on the decline in the United States, and 59 percent of Christians believe they are losing the culture war. Eleven percent considers that war already lost.
The survey results are staggering indicating grave concerns about the moral direction of the nation from both the pulpit and the pew.
Ten years ago we were talking about who would win the culture war, and now were talking about how will Christian rights be protected after the culture war, Ed Stetzer, the president of LifeWay Research, told me. Weve lost our home field advantage. There are going to be some things that are different.
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Its hard to tell until the actual shooting starts.
yes we have....but let them have their cake....let them live with what they created....lets separate from them and live our lives well, peaceful, fulfilled and prosperous....
Christians are Christians and haven’t changed (much) in 2000 years.
libs go at each others throats and everyone else daily
libs might think they are gaining but in their flash in the pan attitudes they are losing
Never fear, it was always supposed to be lost, right from the beginning.
No matter how good we have it, some people can only be comfortable with a king leading them.
well, it seems that significant numbers of young people do not go to church, and feel religion is irrelevant in their lives.
we are close to seeing courts impose homosexual marriage on all fifty states.
Even if Roe vs Wade is chipped away at further, a critical mass of liberal states will still maintain abortion on demand as their official policy.
We have institutionalized illegitimate parenting.
We have institutionalized the idea that sex outside marriage is okay, any number of partners, any gender of partners. There is no moral component to that area of life anymore. While liberals are happy that sex ededucation is taught in school, it is taught in an amoral way.
Just some observations about how the culture war is going.
Funny, but I don't think you'll find a real Christian who doesn't have a King.
It’s “LOST” if you care about what every other idiot says.
The “Culture War” for your soul is in you. Only you.
And I imagine many of them think one King is plenty - the idea of more than one King is completely obscene.
And also, as I said last time, this war was a war that the enemies of Christians won by forfeit; the Christian side simply never showed up to the battlefield.
All it takes to change the future course of history is to declare that we are a Christian nation first and foremost. But this can’t happen. For now.
In Roman times Christians were persecuted and yet Christianity prospered. Christians were admired because of the way they lived their lives and Christianity because of the way it told us to live our lives. Today Christians have lost their way and Christianity is suffering as a result.
Depends on what one’s definition of “losing” is.
No longer the dominant culture?
No longer the accepted standard for law and taboo?
One of several competing spiritual paradigms?
Has being the dominant and primary religion been an advantage or a hindrance to true Christian spirituality? Maybe Constantine did more damage than Diocletian was ever able to do.
How much can being a Christian mean when it is almost required, or at least the norm, for marriage, employment, culture?
I don’t know. Obviously don’t care to live under sharia or a Satanic state either, but sometimes it seems people conflate the fact that many people feel we do not, nor should, live in an explicitly Christian nation with “persecution”.
I hate headlines like this. Christians “lost” the culture war in the Garden of Eden. Christians also won all “wars” at Calvary. The culture will get more horrible, then it will get less horrible, and it will hit all points in between. This is not to say that fighting evil is pointless, just that this world is fallen, and we cannot save it as a whole.
We lost the culture war in Rome too. Look what happened to them.
Stick a fork in America.