Wednesday, 16 July 2008

40 years time.

Today while scanning my favourite web forum Blue and Amber I came across this post on a thread about the past and the future.

"What do you think will happen in the next 40 years?

I think we will see futher decline of religion, christianity has been declining for generation, and the next generation of British muslims will become disinterested with there religion which has been assiociated with the extremists which make up a small percdentage of their faith.

The EU will get its constitution but its member states will still be inderpendent.

Computers and Televisions wil merge into one, and with the rise of On demand broadband services, T.V channels and schedualing as we know it wont exist.

More people will rent houses rather than buy

Shrewsbury will be a strong championship side."

There you go - Christianity is on its way out. Sadly, I don't think this is an isolated view.

Thankfully - I don't believe that this is God's view.

What will "stem the tide" as it were? Here are a few thoughts:

1) Clear, relevant presentation of the gospel. Repent and believe in Jesus. We don't need to alter our message for anyone - rather we need to prove its relevance by our lives.
Finding ways of taking our faith to people, not asking them to come to us
A return to clear new testament ecclesiology where nothing we have made for ourselves is sacred and everything bows to the pressure of scripture

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