THOUSANDS OF CHURCHES IN AMERICA ARE CLOSING EACH YEAR. Daniel Whyte III President of Gospel Light Society International predicted even before the coronavirus plague hit American and the world, that God’s people would start leaving the Judas-Laodicean churches and the CHURCH AT HOME would become the center of worship once again as it was 2,000 years ago — maybe tethered to a good Bible-believing church that honors God — but the home church would rise again; and since the coronavirus plague came in, that has happened beyond measure faster than what Whyte thought it would. But the main reason churches are closing is because GOD IS CLOSING THE CHURCHES because the churches belong to the Lord, and the Lord has spued many local churches out of His mouth as He said He would because they were neither “hot nor cold but lukewarm.” Jesus Christ said, as is found in the Holy Bible: “I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth. Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing (THE DEMONIC PROSPERITY GOSPEL:); and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see. As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.” What the church needs to repent of is adultery being committed in the church, including committing adultery by getting a divorce and marrying someone else from the church’s demonic “DIVORCE CARE” ministry, which is not a ministry at all, but a glorified hook-up site for horny men and women who got so mad at their spouses they refuse to have sex with each other, so now they want to have sex with someone else’s spouse, and sadly, pastors’ wives and pastors foolishly have played cupid to these people. Also the list of sins in the church includes fornication in the church; swinging, Ashley Madison, side-pieces, and unofficial concubines in the church; sexual harassment of women and men; child molestation and rape; homosexuality in the church; and the church turning into Judas by betraying God, Jesus Christ, and the Bible by taking the $30 pieces of silver and by leading the government and other institutions to condone and sanction homosexuality in this country and, thus, around the world; and also for not obeying the Great Commandment or the Great Commission. In other words, the church did not obey the simple commandments that our Lord Jesus Christ left for us to do, and that is to love all people and preach the Gospel to all people. “Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.” So it is not the world’s fault that the church is declining so rapidly. It is the fault of the pastors and the people in the church who have been deceived by Satan into a false WOKENESS similar to how Eve was deceived in the Garden by the devil, who told her that she would be WOKE once she eats the forbidden fruit. Where art thou, Adam? So, pastors and so-called “CHURCH LEADERS” are responsible for the ever-expanding mess going on in America and the world since the world follows America, and it is high time that pastors and church leaders apologize publicly to this country for DERELICTION OF DUTY and for failing this once-great country and thus the world for the mess that we are in today.
Churches are closing at rapid numbers in the US, researchers say, as congregations dwindle across the country and a younger generation of Americans abandon Christianity altogether – even as faith continues to dominate American politics.
As the US adjusts to an increasingly non-religious population, thousands of churches are closing each year in the country – a figure that experts believe may have accelerated since the Covid-19 pandemic.
The situation means some hard decisions for pastors, who have to decide when a dwindling congregation is no longer sustainable. But it has also created a boom market for those wanting to buy churches, with former houses of worship now finding new life.
About 4,500 Protestant churches closed in 2019, the last year data is available, with about 3,000 new churches opening, according to Lifeway Research. It was the first time the number of churches in the US hadn’t grown since the evangelical firm started studying the topic. With the pandemic speeding up a broader trend of Americans turning away from Christianity, researchers say the closures will only have accelerated.
“The closures, even for a temporary period of time, impacted a lot of churches. People breaking that habit of attending church means a lot of churches had to work hard to get people back to attending again,” said Scott McConnell, executive director at Lifeway Research.
“In the last three years, all signs are pointing to a continued pace of closures probably similar to 2019 or possibly higher, as there’s been a really rapid rise in American individuals who say they’re not religious.”
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Source: the Guardian