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Preparing for a Post-Christian Culture (Part 11)

As this series on preparing for a post-Christian culture comes to a close, this final installment will lead to next series of blogs on persecution.  As Christians prepare spiritually for what lies ahead, the topic of persecution is a difficult but necessary reality to grasp. Peter says the following in 1 Peter 1:13: “Therefore, preparing [&hellip

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Preparing for a Post-Christian Culture (Part 10)

To address a culture that is increasing in hostility to the faith, it will help to show how historically the Christian faith has done may positive things to influence life for the better. The weight of evidence is clearly in the Church’s favor.  For examples of this, check out Alvin Schmidt’s How Christianity Changed the [&hellip

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Preparing for a Post-Christian Culture (Part 9)

As we continue to focus on the Post-Christian culture of our day, let’s turn our attention to the realm of the law.  As we noted earlier, when the religious make-up of the people changes, so do the laws.  Law follows culture.  Today it is imperative that we deal with legal issues—especially in defense of the [&hellip

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Preparing for a Post-Christian Culture (Part 8)

Because the culture is Post-Christian in its mindset, it is essential not to shrink from social issues, but rather to engage them.  This cultural battle is worth the cost, since lives and institutions are at stake.  Socially, it is also important to remember that the law follows culture.  As the culture becomes more anti-Christian, laws [&hellip

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Preparing for a Post-Christian Culture (Part 7)

This is the first of five things that we can do in this culture in which we live.  As it turns away from God, we turn to Him, and let none of His words fall to the ground. First, apologetically defend the faith, explaining why Christianity matches reality best.  In order to do that, we [&hellip

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Preparing for a Post-Christian Culture (Part 6)

As we address the time in which we live and the forces at work, we can become overwhelmed.  What should we do?  Is there any hope? There is always hope, since God is a God of hope.  Romans 15:13 says, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust [&hellip

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Preparing for Post-Christian Culture (Part 5)

As we continue to examine why the culture has changed to a post-Christian one, an understanding of the “rise of the Nones” may help us. As stated in the last blog, Pew Forum polls have seen a drop in those professing Christianity and a growth in those professing to be atheists, agnostics, or holding no [&hellip

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Preparing for a Post-Christian Culture (Part 4)

A question arises: why has the culture changed to a post-Christian one?  Some stats from the Pew Forum polls over the years may shed some light on the issue. According to the Pew Forum poll in 2014, Christians make up 70% of Americans.  That is down from 88% in 1972.  Of the 70% who call [&hellip

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Preparing for a Post-Christian Culture (Part 3)

As we continue our examination of our culture, we need to assess it honestly.  (An excellent book about this is J. Paul Nyquist’s book Prepare: Living Your Faith in an Increasingly Hostile Culture.)  We can be optimistic, like little orphan Annie, and sing, “The Sun’ll Come Up Tomorrow,” or, we can be pessimistic, like Eeyore [&hellip

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