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FRONT PAGE  |  10/19/2019
Choice News TUESDAY, JUL 16, 2019  |  15 comments  |  1 commentary
Number of Christians in Britain in 'dramatic decline'
The number of people in Britain identifying as Christian is in "dramatic decline", according to the latest figures from the British Social Attitudes Survey.

The proportion identifying as Christian stands at 38%, down from half in 2008 and nearly two-thirds in 1983. It is the first time that the figure has fallen below 40%.

At the same time, there has been a continued rise in the percentage of Brits identifying as Muslim, from 1% in 1983 to 3% in 2008 and 6% in 2018.

There has also been a substantial increase in those who do not identify with any religion, up from 31% in 1983 to over half of those polled in 2018 (52%). ...


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News Item7/20/19 5:11 PM
Adriel  Find all comments by Adriel
"• God in preserving all things he has made also causes them to maintain the properties with which he created them eg. water continues to act like water [Grudem, p.316]

"• Preservation does not regard created substances as self-existent, since self-existence is the exclusive property of God and all creatures have the ground of their existence in Him and not themselves. From this it follows that they continue to exist, not in virtue of a merely negative act of God (ie. that he doesn’t destroy creation), but in virtue of a positive and continued exercise of divine power. The power of God put forth in upholding all things is just as positive as that exercised in creation. [Berkhof, p.170]

"• The precise nature of God’s work in sustaining all things in being and action is a mystery, though it may be said that, in His providential operations, He accommodates Himself to the nature of his creatures. Preservation never runs counter to creation. God does not violate in providence what He has established in creation. [Berkhof, p.170]

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News Item7/18/19 11:23 AM
John UK  Find all comments by John UK
Foster Walking wrote:
John UK
Thank you for your comment.
I lived in England as a teenager and my older neighbors were the ones who introduced me to God. How thankful I am that they planted those seeds in my life. I think of them sometimes. They've surely passed on.
And now the dying of those ancient churches and the old followers.
I have always been attracted to churches. Especially while travelling, it's so nice to be able to sit and have a moment with God. But, yes, considering the state of the church in Great Britian, I was doubtful I would hear God's voice or feel His presence. Then, while enjoying myself as a tourist...there He came. Always during a reading of scripture. All I can say in response to the state of the church or the dwindling of Christians... Come Lord Jesus. Please.
Thanks again for sharing. It really does show the value in planting little seeds of the gospel, with all seriousness and prayer afterwards (at home). God, being sovereign, can give the increase; but one thing is for sure, if the seed finds some good soil, it will surely grow into a majestic plant, which also will procreate, some thirtyfold, some sixtyfold, some an hundredfold.
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News Item7/16/19 11:40 PM
Foster Walking | Emerald Coast, FL  Find all comments by Foster Walking
John UK
Thank you for your comment.
I lived in England as a teenager and my older neighbors were the ones who introduced me to God. How thankful I am that they planted those seeds in my life. I think of them sometimes. They've surely passed on.
And now the dying of those ancient churches and the old followers.
I have always been attracted to churches. Especially while travelling, it's so nice to be able to sit and have a moment with God. But, yes, considering the state of the church in Great Britian, I was doubtful I would hear God's voice or feel His presence. Then, while enjoying myself as a tourist...there He came. Always during a reading of scripture. All I can say in response to the state of the church or the dwindling of Christians... Come Lord Jesus. Please.
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News Item7/16/19 9:24 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Apparently, Adriel,q you didn't, read

https://tinyurl.com/y4tjsxre

It's definitely from a Christian source and that is exactly what the conclusion of the article❗👍

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News Item7/16/19 4:24 PM
Adriel  Find all comments by Adriel
Jim Lincoln wrote:
The problem is that there are so many different religions. What is the right religion? What is true religion?'
https://tinyurl.com/y4tjsxre
No problem Jim;
"No other name but Jesus leads to salvation.
Acts 4:12.

If there was another way or religion to God -- Then He would not have crucified His own Son.

Jesus is the only way.

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News Item7/16/19 4:05 PM
Frank  Contact via emailFind all comments by Frank
I didn't read the article.

I don’t know about Britain, but there was a time in the U.S. when saying you were a Christian was a culturally admirable thing to do. All it meant was you lived a respectable life. Off topic, but I remember my 3rd grade teacher giving out candy to the child who had memorized the most scriptures. Just think about that; a public school!

Anyway, my guess is since there is no longer a cultural taboo assigned to not being a Christian, then simply more people are willing to say it?

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News Item7/16/19 3:09 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
There was no golden era in England (or the USA for that matter) only a small number of NonConformists were Christian❗

Some of the better known nonconformists are mentioned in the long article that can be found here:

https://tinyurl.com/yxb7vjf6 (Religious History: Protestant Nonconformity--Pages 411-434)

By the way,
'Religion can be defined as “belief in God or gods to be worshipped, usually expressed in conduct and ritual” or “any specific system of belief, worship, etc., often involving a code of ethics.” Well over 90% of the world’s population adheres to some form of religion. The problem is that there are so many different religions. What is the right religion? What is true religion?'

https://tinyurl.com/y4tjsxre

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News Item7/16/19 11:55 AM
NeedHim  Find all comments by NeedHim
Someone once said, “It’s better to reign in Hell than to serve in Heaven.”

PS 84:10 “For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.”

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News Item7/16/19 11:36 AM
Douglas Fir | Zones Four to Six  Find all comments by Douglas Fir
I've always said Britain is a different world than the US. I'm not even sure any lessons can be learned from it, since our cultures are so different.
The role of the Anglican Church in their govt, where the Prime Minister gets to name the head of the Church is one very big difference.
We could also compare European countries that still maintain a National church (like Lutherans in Sweden, Norway, etc). I think they also have faced a drop in the number of Christians.
In the US, it does seem like the most vocal Christians are not out there talking about their experiences with God, but protesting some political issue, like the Chick-fil-A issue noted in a news item here the other day.
So it seems that being a Christian means a person with boxing gloves on, ready to go at it on some key issues like abortion, sodomites, etc.
I think a lot of that is because churches do not teach the whole Bible. For example, the clear teachings of Paul in his first letter to Timothy, chapter 5, are not being taught or paid attention to. It teaches churches to help widows over 60 who do not have families to help them (and that means families who have widows over 60 need to take care of them and not be leaning on the church (or govt) to take care of them).
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News Item7/16/19 11:36 AM
Adriel  Find all comments by Adriel
""The number of people in Britain identifying as Christian is in "dramatic decline", according to the latest figures from the British Social Attitudes Survey.""

Well surprise surprise isn't this a revelation.
We only have to look around the community to see that visible church is dead and Christians are persona non grata today.

Liberalism has replaced Biblical Christianity in the CofE, CofS, Methodists and the all singing and dancing, hand waving churches.

So I should imagine the real figures are even worse than the survey suggests.

Liberalism in church is obsequious sophistry. Apparently some people prefer that to a serious Bible believing doctrine.

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News Item7/16/19 10:03 AM
John UK  Find all comments by John UK
Foster Walking wrote:
Once, in Westminister Abbey of all places. I had an powerful encounter with the Holy Spirit. I don't know that I could even explain it with words. This Spring I was in York Cathedral and had a sweet encounter with my Father that led me to beg, "More of You! please. more."
I guess what I'm trying to say is that the Holy Spirit is still at work in England, in the old, stone & cold churches of the past- where He can still draw people into relationship with Yahweh.
For those that reject Him...what blessing and joy they're missing. My prayer for the British is that they too would cry for more. More blessing, more joy, more tears...
Thanks for sharing your testimony! Yes, the Holy Ghost is still the same in England regarding God's people and their blessings in Christ, as they serve the Lord.

But as the elderly in church all die off, new converts are not taking their place; and there is little or no evangelism as such, because there is little or no desire for such in the hearts of the majority. Virtually all of the churches are backslidden or compromised (usually both) and will soon have their candlestick removed, and 'Ichabod' written over the entrance door.

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News Item7/16/19 8:19 AM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
Hmm, the URL for the previous article should have been:

https://tinyurl.com/y6b5jksw

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News Item7/16/19 7:15 AM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
The Anglican Church was flawed from the beginning❗

"....As in the Catholic Church, the celebration of the Eucharist is central to the worship service, along with the communal offering of prayer and praise through the recitation of the liturgy. In all liturgical churches, there is a danger of allowing the form of religious ceremony (Isaiah 29:13) to replace the personal application of faith (Psalm 51:16-17)...."

https://tinyurl.com/y5tfa4rv

As the above article points out, the Anglican Church failed to avoid that danger❗👎

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News Item7/16/19 1:41 AM
Foster Walking | Emerald Coast, FL  Find all comments by Foster Walking
Once, in Westminister Abbey of all places. I had an powerful encounter with the Holy Spirit. I don't know that I could even explain it with words. This Spring I was in York Cathedral and had a sweet encounter with my Father that led me to beg, "More of You! please. more."
I guess what I'm trying to say is that the Holy Spirit is still at work in England, in the old, stone & cold churches of the past- where He can still draw people into relationship with Yahweh.
For those that reject Him...what blessing and joy they're missing. My prayer for the British is that they too would cry for more. More blessing, more joy, more tears...
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News Item7/16/19 12:32 AM
The Quiet Christian  Find all comments by The Quiet Christian
Our brothers in the UK would be better at commenting, but an off the cuff response is that perhaps the current estimates are more accurate than those of decades earlier. However, the famous three word message -- "but if not" -- from Dunkirk by a besieged British Army that set in motion a tremendous effort to save them certainly pointed to a good deal of Bible knowledge in the early 1940s.
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