Church Members Fall Into Inactivity” (Churchleaders.Com).How
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church members fall into inactivity” (Churchleaders.com). How do we get the church dropouts to reconsider? Not every person who stops attending church was an inactive member. Some of the most faithful church members are now missing in action. Who will pursue them with the love of Jesus and beckon their return to their rightful place of service?
"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing” (Burke). Furthermore, the same Gallup poll published, “The percentage of Christians is highest among older Americans and decreases with each progressively younger age group. This trend reflects the high number of "nones" -- those without a formal religious identity -- in the younger generations, as well as a…show more content…
According to other studies on church giving, congregants give an average of 2.58% of their income to their churches. That 's down from 3.11% of their income in 1968” (Garrison). When it comes to bringing our first fruits into the storehouse, we have become like Cain. We fail to provide for our widows and orphans and push the burden to our federal government and then complain when we pay federal taxes. The church of America is in a world of hurt, failing to follow God’s commands, and many are choosing to close the church doors permanently. “Of the 250,000 Protestant churches in America, 200,000 are either stagnant (with no growth) or declining; 4,000 churches close their doors every single year; there is less than half of the number of churches today than there were only 100 years ago; 3,500 people leave the church every single day; and since 1950, there are 1/3rd fewer churches in the U.S.” (Wellman). These statistics are staggering as our saints continue marching out the church door into a spiritual nap, slumber, or hard core coma.
The early church hid God’s Word in their heart that they may not sin against Him (Psalm 119:11). The early Christians took the time to memorize passages and frequently quoted the Old Testament. Jesus quoted the Old Testament 84 times (Answers.com) in the gospels, and in Romans alone, Paul quoted or referred to the Old Testament approximately 105 times, and 268 times in all of his writings (Freewebs.com). “Christians today