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On the surface of recent polls, Christianity may seem alive and well in the United States. They say around 65% of Americans identify as Christians. But digging a little deeper reveals that not all is as it seems. According to podcaster and author Natasha Crain, a mere 10% of the population actually understand or engages in a Biblical worldview.
Crain is a national speaker, author of three books with a fourth on the way, and blogger whose passion is to equip Christian parents to raise kids with an understanding of how to make a case for and defend their faith in an increasingly secular world. Whether you have young kids, teens, adult kids or grandkids, you’ll find resources here to better equip you for the challenges of discipleship today.
According to Crain, one of the challenges we face in this nation is spreading the Gospel faithfully and Biblically when there are so many professing Christians who are embracing a progressive, secular worldview. She is a kind person and therefore her stance on addressing the issue is far more patient and loving than mine would be, so it’s a good thing her books are coming out while I just rant on the podcast.
On the latest episode of the NOQ Report, I had an excellent conversation with Crain about these various challenges. I asked her if progressivism in the church is a threat to the nation.
“I would consider it a ‘confusion’ because you have a lot of people who are taking on the same label for themselves and saying ‘we’re Christian’ but it’s very confusing when they hold some very different beliefs than Christians have historically held,” she said.
Many of us have seen a growing “wokeness” in American churches. We’ve written about it many times here at NOQ Report as well as our brothers and sisters at Gatekeepers Online. Apostacy and heretical teachings have crept into modern day Christianity and led many to the false belief in ideas like Neo-Marxism, Critical Race Theory, and Bible-as-a-self-help-book mentality. We saw this on full display yesterday when “Reverend” Raphael Warnock posted his perspectives on Easter.
The problem is understandable when we realize many who claim to be Christians do not believe in a Biblical worldview.
Crain spelled this out with statistics. “About 65% of Americans will say that they are Christian, but if you actually do the research around what they believe, just asking them ‘do you believe in one sovereign God and do you believe that Jesus is God,’—basic truths that are taught in the Bible—researchers have found that only about 10% of Americans have a Biblical worldview.”
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As long as a majority of professing Christians in America do not treat the Bible as the inerrant word of God, we will not be able to break through the many challenges we have as a nation.
Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
We will never avoid the truth. The Lord will provide if it is His will. Our job is simply to share the facts, spread the Gospel, and educate as many Americans as possible while exposing the forces of evil.
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