We had made up our mind the last blog that we wrote, that we weren't going to write on christianty any longer. Well I guess I was wrong again. Its 3:00 am Monday morning and I woke up because I couldn't sleep. I came across this article from MSNBC, about America losing it's religion. Sounds kind of scary, another teaching of the bible coming true. Friends we have in the last 30 years and even longer been slowly but surely seeing things happen that Jesus spoke about. We are just now reaching a place where the human eye and mind can see and visualize. What certain things are happening, first the election of a Muslim born President, (which he denies but will be manifest soon). That is just one instance. No, there's more to come, wanting to make peace with terrorist in Afghanistan, just another sign for what is written when they say peace and safety then comes sudden destruction. That day draws nigh.
A global recession that no one thought the would ever see again since the great depression. Well folks, we ain't seen nothing yet, another foretold. We can stimulus this and stimulus that, (hey world wake up, it ain't happening it won't work). We can print all the money in the world but you can't buy Prophecy my friends. And remember the great depression, when men were jumping from buildings committing suicide, well this is not the 1920's, 30's or 40's friend it's the year of 2009, there won't be many suicides these days. The minds of men have no conscience these days. The big banks and high minded corporation leaders attitude is, take what I can and let me get away with it and get the hell out. A day draws nigh
Well, I feel like certain Senators, two to be exact, Richard Shelby, and John McCain, on two of the Sunday morning talk shows, said that we should let some of the big banks fail, just like the smaller banks are, what's good for the goose is good for the gander. We don't need any Zombie banks. We need to send a message to them that we're not going to keep pouring tax payers money into failing institutions. Well I'm all for that. There is an article that we started talking about at the beginning, More Americans are losing their religion. Its sad, but it's no surprise. There is a parable we need to look at. Luke 18:1-8.
Luke 18:1-8.  And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint; Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:  And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;  Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? We had to give you all that to see the picture. Jesus will avenge his elect, but when the time is right. Yes the day has been set, God the Father knows the day. Yes, a day draws nigh.
Will Christ find faith when he comes? I believe that there will be faith, (believers), but not as we see today. Why, because of what GOD showed John the revelator. He saw and heard and wrote, Revelations 13;11-18-And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed.  And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men.  And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live.  And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed.  And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:  And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name  Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is (Six hundred threescore and six. = 666 ). Fear not the number friends, fear the man, but then again fear the one who can kill the body and soul.
I am going to copy the article and it will be long but we need to read the article.
A wide-ranging study on American religious life found that the Roman Catholic population has been shifting out of the Northeast to the Southwest, the percentage of Christians in the nation has declined and more people say they have no religion at all.
Fifteen percent of respondents said they had no religion, an increase from 14.2 percent in 2001 and 8.2 percent in 1990, according to the American Religious Identification Survey.
Northern New England surpassed the Pacific Northwest as the least religious region, with Vermont reporting the highest share of those claiming no religion, at 34 percent. Still, the study found that the numbers of Americans with no religion rose in every state"No other religious bloc has kept such a pace in every state," the study's authors said.
Catholics on the decline in Northeast. In the Northeast, self-identified Catholics made up 36 percent of adults last year, down from 43 percent in 1990. At the same time, however, Catholics grew to about one-third of the adult population in California and Texas, and one-quarter of Floridians, largely due to Latino immigration, according to the research.
Nationally, Catholics remain the largest religious group, with 57 million people saying they belong to the church. The tradition gained 11 million followers since 1990, but its share of the population fell by about a percentage point to 25 percent.
Christians who aren't Catholic also are a declining segment of the country.
In 2008, Christians comprised 76 percent of U.S. adults, compared to about 77 percent in 2001 and about 86 percent in 1990. Researchers said the dwindling ranks of mainline Protestants, including Methodists, Lutherans and Episcopalians, largely explains the shift. Over the last seven years, mainline Protestants dropped from just over 17 percent to 12.9 percent of the population.
The report from The Program on Public Values at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., surveyed 54,461 adults in English or Spanish from February through November of last year. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 0.5 percentage points. The findings are part of a series of studies on American religion by the program that will later look more closely at reasons behind the trends.
Organized religion playing less of a role
The current survey, being released Monday, found traditional organized religion playing less of a role in many lives. Thirty percent of married couples did not have a religious wedding ceremony and 27 percent of respondents said they did not want a religious funeral.About 12 percent of Americans believe in a higher power but not the personal God at the core of monotheistic faiths. And, since 1990, a slightly greater share of respondents — 1.2 percent — said they were part of new religious movements, including Scientology, Wicca and Santeria.The study also found signs of a growing influence of churches that either don't belong to a denomination or play down their membership in a religious group.
Respondents who called themselves "non-denominational Christian" grew from 0.1 percent in 1990 to 3.5 percent last year. Congregations that most often use the term are mega-churches considered "seeker sensitive." They use rock style music and less structured prayer to attract people who don't usually attend church. Researchers also found a small increase in those who prefer being called evangelical or born-again, rather than claim membership in a denomination, Evangelical or born-again Americans make up 34 percent of all American adults and 45 percent of all Christians and Catholics, the study found. Researchers found that 18 percent of Catholics consider themselves born-again or evangelical, and nearly 39 percent of mainline Protestants prefer those labels. Many mainline Protestant groups are riven by conflict over how they should interpret what the Bible says about gay relationships, salvation and other issues.
Pentecostals stay steady.
The percentage of Pentecostals remained mostly steady since 1990 at 3.5 percent, a surprising finding considering the dramatic spread of the tradition worldwide. Pentecostals are known for a spirited form of Christianity that includes speaking in tongues and a belief in modern-day miracles.
I really didn't mean for this to be so long but those who wants to know need to know where we stand today. Close, I really feel we won't see another 10 to 20 years if we do, it will only be by the Grace of God.
Back when the early Holy roman empire ruled millions upon millions of Christians lost their lives for the Gospel sake. Look out again its coming. FRIENDS, I'm gonna back on out of here now and leave one scripture for you all to read, it's pretty explanatory when read.
REVELATIONS 6:13-17-  And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.  And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and every mountain and island were moved out of their places. And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains;  And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: 6 For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? Its a coming. Again, will Christ find faith when he comes?
WHAT IT IS TELLING YOU IS THE THE END IS NEAR, NO MARK. NO BUYING, OR SELLING, OR EATING. YOU GIVE INTO THE BEAST, YOU'VE SOLD OUT CHRIST. EAT WELL AND LIVE WELL, YOU PAY IN THE END.
THANKS AGAIN ( Keep your eyes on Israel ) a day draws nigh
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