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Why Are Millennials Leaving the Church? – Tim Conway


Answers in Genesis has put forth these statistics. You may find them interesting. I do. Fifty-six percent of Papa’s
generation go to church. Forty-four percent of my mother’s
generation go to church. Thirty-two percent of Jeff’s – he’s in a different one from me. He called me a young whippersnapper
the other day or something – but 32% Jeff’s age. Twenty-seven percent my age – I’m right there at the
beginning of Generation X. It starts at 1965 and I just slipped in. I think it goes all the way to ’80. But millennials – basically those from 1980. Eighteen percent attend church. So what you’re watching
is from Papa’s age – 56% – down to 18%. What’s happening? Scripture talks about there may be a great falling away before the end. What’s happening in America? Just listen to this, because the statistics go further. Notice what they found. Of millennials who grew up in the church, 61% leave the church by the time they hit college age. Why? The common answer: Evolution. (incomplete thought) This is what they recognize: We hear millions of years taught in high school – elementary school,
middle school, high school – but not only that, you know what else they’re saying? And we heard it taught by many preachers. And you know why it’s such a battle for their faith? Because they’re being honest. The preacher says: Well, it’s okay to think this took millions of years. But you know what the problem is? These millennials read Genesis 1 and guess what they think they’re hearing it say. That it was all done in seven days. See, that is the problem. It sounds like it is saying something and anybody that wants
to take it seriously – You know what? Richard Dawkins says these
sophisticated theologians who want to try to find evolution in here, he says they’re deluded. He says these creationists
that are holding to what I am going to espouse, he said they’re right. He’s saying these other guys that are trying to find this there, they’re deluded. Now you see he thinks he’s got us then because he thinks that there’s such irrefutable evidence for evolution – he calls it – “evil”-lution. The Brits say it right. But see, he thinks he’s got us. It’s like you can’t argue it. But he says at least the creationists have it right. These guys that are trying to
tow the line between both, he says they’re deluded.
You can’t do that. And he recognizes that. And you know what? The
millennials recognize that too. Listen to what else: He said of millennials who leave church, most heard the preacher teach that it’s okay to believe
in billions of years which caused them to doubt the Bible. Of millennials still in the church that haven’t left, when asked what, if anything, causes them to ever
doubt the Bible the most? Answer: the age of the earth is by far the biggest issue. Same millennials when asked if they have had their
Christianity challenged and said yes, they
were asked at what point. Two points were about even: The age of the earth and why bad things happen. I’ll tell you these young
people are being honest. And they recognize it. And you know what, this is the
very thing Andy Stanley sees, and he’s trying to come
up with an answer for. He recognizes people are bailing out because scientific evidence – so-called science is supposedly
undermining this account, and what happens is –
(incomplete thought). See, too many people
recognize the reality of this. You start having the dominoes fall and click, click, click – they go right down the line until you start taking
out the New Testament. See, guys like Andy Stanley who come along and say we’ve got to unhitch this so that when those dominoes fall they don’t take out the New Testament too. So we’ve got to unhitch the Old Testament. We’ve got to basically
say, okay, it’s myth. We all recognize that. That’s not the way you defend it because people aren’t buying it. You want to encourage people’s faith? What we want to do is we want to defend this book in its entirety. And that’s where the problem is. The reality is this, if millennials were
looking at this account and saying, oh yeah, I see billions of years in here. Well, guess what? When they go into their college course and the professor stands up and he says this has all taken billions of years, what are they going to say? They’re going to say, yeah, my faith is consistent with what you’re teaching. We’ve seen that all
along right here in Genesis. But they don’t see it. That’s why it is such a
challenge to their faith.

Otis Rodgers

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49 COMMENTS

  1. Inspire the Journey Posted on August 16, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    You don’t wanna know the truth of why people are leaving. If I speak it, nobody will listen.

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  2. gingipw Posted on August 16, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    Brother Tim.. Creation took 6 DAYS. Please read the first chapter of the book of Genesis.

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  3. littlemomma21 Posted on August 16, 2019 at 5:56 pm

    “Attending a church building” doesn’t make you a Christian anyway… statistics are inaccurate for counting how many are Christ followers…

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  4. gingipw Posted on August 16, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    Another point is, to say that the entire book is the inspired Word of God is to declare blindness.
    There is nothing old about the Tanach and no, the Vatican didn't give you a New Testament.
    Atleast the Rabbis were a bit more gentile while taking out and adding…
    In order to know what came from God and what didn't, you need.. not to say must have Devine Discernment/wisdom.

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  5. Timothy A. Miller Posted on August 16, 2019 at 6:05 pm

    People expect churches to believe in something. Even unbelievers do. When a pastor gives a bunch of possible interpretations of Genesis 1, he's forgetting that people are there to hear him and his church make a stand on doctrine. If you list a myriad of options, you sound like you actually don't believe any of them. Why would people be convinced by someone with no conviction?

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  6. Fakeslimshady Posted on August 16, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Or…… maybe becos there are videos like illbehonest just a click away. Instead of spending hours at a church that says all the right stuff but does nothing anyway and then gladly take your money, we can just watch 30 minutes illbehonest videos, pay nothing and be on our way. But sure, blame evolution. Keep telling yourself that lol

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  7. Wilson Waigwa Posted on August 16, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    These are my main observation as children's and teens leader why millenials leave the church ;
    1. They are not deep-rooted in the gospel
    2. Exposure to legalistic teachings
    3. Exposure to moral therapeutic deism teachings.

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  8. the brooke Kidron Posted on August 16, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    They leave because they have no courage to fight. Millennials are very fragile insecure people with very little true belief in Jesus Christ. They prefer heathen interpretations. This is the most feminine generation to ever be born. They are running from the Lord. Because judgement will come.
    And all these people coming here are in for a treat. They think they are coming for money but truly They are gonna be forced to submit to the Lord Jesus Christ. That's why they are coming now.

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  9. JOEL LAVALLEY Posted on August 16, 2019 at 6:12 pm

    THE ISSUES I SEE IS THIS…

    NO TRUE HEART FEALT REPENTANCE!!

    THEY ONLY MAKE CHRIST JESUS SAVIOR NOT LORD OF THEIR LIFE!!

    MOST DON'T KNOW ABOUT HOW TO BE BORN AGAIN THEY JUST THINK BC THEY SAY THEY ARE GOOD… WHEN GOD SAYS NOBODY IS GOOD EXCEPT JESUS!!

    THE GOSPEL FOR MANY OF THESE CHURCHES ISN'T THE GOSPEL OF THE KJV HOLY BIBLE!!

    PASTORS NOT ACTING LIKE PASTORS!!

    THE CHURCH NOW HAS BECOME A PLACE NOW TO GO TO A ROCK CONCERT WHERE DID ALL THE OLD HYHMS GO FROM YESTER YEARS THAT ARE EFFECTIVE??

    GOD HATES SIN!!
    MAN/WOMAN PLAY WITH SIN LIKE IT IS NOTHING SERIOUS!!

    NOT ENOUGH HOLY GHOST FILLED STREET PREACHERS WHO GO 1 ON 1 TO HELP THE HOMELESS!!

    THE ONES USUALLY THAT DO FILL UP A CHURCH AREN'T NORMALLY THE ONES WHO DO STREET EVANGELISM SOME DOO BUT MOST JUST WANT THE EARS TICKLED EVERY SUNDAY BY A PASTOR WHO IS A MAN INSTEAD OF GETTING ON THEIR FACE IN REVERENCE TO HOLY GOD WHO IS ALL KNOWING!!

    THE GOSPEL WE HEAR TODAY BEING PREACHED MAKES MAN SEEM OK & NOT THE HOLY FIRE OF GOD COMING UPON THEM FOR SIN!!

    THE PASTORS TODAY SHOULD STUDY & WATCH HOW CHARLES SPURGEON & OSWALD CHAMBERS, DL. MOODY, ETC ETC HOW THEY PREACHED BC IT CUT SINNERS TO THE VERY CORE!!

    EVERYONE IN THIS DAY & AGE IS SCARED TO TALK TO ANYONE ABOUT JESUS LIKE IT IS TABOO??? MEANWHILE WE AREN'T GUARANTEED TOMORROW!!

    IT IS PATHETIC WHEN A PASTOR HAS TO ASK ANYONE FOR M💰NEY, THE SHEEP IN THE CHURCH SHOULD BE PLEASED TO GIVE WHAT THEY CAN BC OF WHAT JESUS HAS DONE FOR EVERYONE!!

    I CAN GO ON ON BUT YOU GET THE POINT…

    HOW DO WE TURN THIS AROUND YOU MAY ASK??

    ONE WAY I FIRMLY BELIEVE IS COLLECTIVE PRAYER LIKE A PRAYER CHAIN.

    JUST IMAGINE IF ALL CHRISTIANS WATCHING THIS VIDEO OR READING THIS MSG WENT INTO THE PRAYER CLOSET CLOSED THE D🚪🚪R & WENT TO WAR AGAINST SATAN ON OUR KNEES IN COLLECTIVE PRAYER 🙏

    👑➕🦁
    OUR LORD & SAVIOR IS COMIBG BACK QUICKLY LETS POUR OUT OUR SOULS IN PRAYER & STICK EVER SO CLOSE TO OUR BIBLE'S IN THESE LAST DAYS…

    THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR LISTENING & I LOVE YOU ALL IN CHRIST JESUS AMEN.

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  10. Grace G Posted on August 16, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    I left church not Jesus. I left the hypocrisy.

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  11. Icegeezful Posted on August 16, 2019 at 6:25 pm

    It's time for presuppositional apologetics!

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  12. scaldon2 Posted on August 16, 2019 at 6:29 pm

    This is so true . The majority of churches today have mostly senior citizens . Especially in black churches. The parents don't raise their children to go to church. So if your a young Christian looking to get married you don't have much options . Due to young people not going to church. All I see in churches today are female senior citizens . This is why most young Christians look outside church for dating . It's not because they want to. It's because the church doesn't have any young people .

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  13. daviddivad777 Posted on August 16, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    the foundation for should be the inner witness of the Holy Spirit that Jesus is Lord. but it's also important to love God with your mind and have rational answers for why you believe. youtube this; William lane Craig on evolution.

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  14. Patrick Farrell 707 Posted on August 16, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    Sadly, 17% of those millennials probably going to hip-hop church.

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  15. Marquita Washington Posted on August 16, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Some millennials are not in church, but have a relationship with God. Can't find a church that is teaching God's truth, and what believers need to hear. We're serious about living our life for God and to live for Him to the fullest. We're trying to find a church home who's serious about raising up disciples to go out and reach the lost.

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  16. Born Again Posted on August 16, 2019 at 7:54 pm

    If we are born again we ARE the church. The EKKLESIA the called out ones.People leave the building why it can be Judgemental legalistic,not loving,corrupt hypocritical,fake superficial all about appearances no depth, prosperity gospel being preached , no preaching on hell, sin, repentance new birth, all about money…..they make experience rejection or be deeply hurt. Relationships are a mile wide a foot deep.

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  17. Sislertx Posted on August 16, 2019 at 8:34 pm

    They are.bombarded at school media and even their songs WITH MUSIC AND LIFESTILE THAT MAKES EVIL LOOK COOL.

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  18. Duncan Njuguna Posted on August 16, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    EvilLotution

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  19. Асяня Posted on August 16, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    We are back! I'm a millennial 😁 churches need to send kids to Ark Encounter and Creation Museum instead of Disney maybe? 🤷‍♀️

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  20. Andre Araujo Posted on August 16, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    I thank God because no matter what they say about Darwinism, the faith I received mercifully from God prevented me to even doubt or compare the Bible with those evolutionists theory. I recognize most of churches are deviating from God's word, but Jesus is my Savior and the church is where I praise the Lord along with others.

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  21. Robert John Thomas Posted on August 16, 2019 at 11:13 pm

    This is why the ‘flat earth movement’ has brought so many to Christ. People just want the truth.

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  22. LostinTheRuins Posted on August 17, 2019 at 12:12 am

    The young folks are at hillsong "church" enjoying concerts and learning that jesus is about tolerance and love and nothing else.

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  23. Michael Crider Posted on August 17, 2019 at 12:48 am

    Calvinism is easily proven false, the doctrine of election the way it is taught puts some on a pedestal and leaves others behind. You are elect when you come to faith, the moment you believe you become elect, then you begin the process of sanctification. Repentance follows belief.

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  24. Edwina Robinson Posted on August 17, 2019 at 12:49 am

    I was a believer and regular church attender until God open my eyes and ears to the biblical truth. Then I realise even though I have been in church all my life, I was still lost. My church is a partaker of all these pagan celebrations: Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day etc. Since my eyes were opened, I am no longer a partaker of any of these program. Evangelism from my church not truly focussing on on the truth and but bringing people to church to increase numbers. I see my church now being heavily influenced by the world: Dressing, dancing, more like a show of putting on the best dress, and make up been on flick. Gossiping even as church service going on. And the majority of the leaders are the leaders of gossiping. Competition among leaders. Pastor's say and decision is the final almost all times. Pastor scared to preach hard truth. Hardly any teaching of Jesus or about the end time and how people should prepare for the soon coming of our Lord and the events that foretold in scriptures. GREED!!!!!!!!! Food donations comes in to give to people in community who are in need, but I see church members including pastors wife accepting to take the really good stuff from these donations for themselves and the rest to the community. Yes they all have jobs and earning some sort of income. So they keep their money for food shopping, and come to collect food donations meant for really struggling community members. Church buying and selling and renting houses like real estate. I shared my revelation from the Lord through dream with my pastor, church, and women's group but I was deleted from the group because "pastor said no one should share anything about bible, God, Jesus on the women's whatsapp page and that it was only for communication"😢😢😢. Since I had an encounter, my life changed. I have learned so much from the bible away from church than in my life I've spent in church. I attend once in a while, and each time, I go home feeling completely empty than the way I left for church before. Now these are my issues.

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  25. Lightning Whip Posted on August 17, 2019 at 3:34 am

    I’ve been on a rollarcoaster of a ride the past two days, hearing about Marty Sampson and this video, then looking up stuff by John MacArthur, John Piper, Paul Washer and then finding out other stuff that really disturbed me. I feel sick. God has abandoned us. Preach on the judgment of God. We NEED it.

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  26. john doe Posted on August 17, 2019 at 8:29 am

    The reason people are not going to church maybe because they realize the fact that it's illogical to think that a God can die

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  27. fatarsemonkey Posted on August 17, 2019 at 9:27 am

    If you read the book of Hebrews then you will understand that the seventh day of creation is the rest we enter, there are two accounts of creation in Genesis, one is the whole story of creation the other is the story of Gods family, trees are people, if you get this then you can bear fruit or you will be cut off an thrown into the fire, this isn't a hegelian argument. He is the potter, we are the clay, we are being made into his image, not made past tense.

    "although the works were finished from the foundation of the world"

    Hebrew 4
    3 For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.
    4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And God did rest the seventh day from all his works.
    5 And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest.
    6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief:
    7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts.
    8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.

    A reference to plants that don't grow properly.

    Hebrews 6
    6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they
    crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open
    shame.
    7 For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and
    bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth
    blessing from God:
    8 But that which beareth thorns and briers is rejected, and is nigh unto cursing; whose end is to be burned.

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  28. joshypaul.07 Posted on August 17, 2019 at 10:12 am

    I was born and lived with church,what stopping me is ,I heard many false prophecy,many twisted doctrine,preachers never humbled and submitted,they never practiced what they preach.
    if a believer is in trouble,they lead them more into trouble to get some money.
    when jesus loved and showed his compassion,pastors have compassion only in their words.
    Our church pastor never do any physical work to earn,but expecting someone to support.I witnessed that our pastor just showed fake number of church to get money from the supporters.

    his son caught with a girl aged 7,but spend lot of money to avoid imprisonment.Now also his son is incharge like a pastor like nothing happened.

    Now church is like we are permitting some one to cut our head.

    If you noticed more than majority in world, uneducated and illiterate ended up in church to be a pastor.to gain respect in society.

    Everyone needs jesus and his peace first,when church itself lacking everything,they left church.

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  29. J. James Sr. Posted on August 17, 2019 at 11:21 am

    Solved that problem. Sad you can't say your opinion because of an overzealous religious person. That woman is a troll on everyone post. The truth isn't for everyone.

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  30. The True Rock Posted on August 17, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    We are in the last days. Christ and His disciples said it 2,000 years ago and it’s true today as it was back then only now we are minutes or maybe even seconds away. If you think of the time from Adam to now it’s about 6,000 years which 1 day with God is like a 1,000 to man, now look at the 6 days (6,000 years) like you do with the 6 days of creation, a week. Christ came on the 4th day or the 4,000 year mark, that would be Thursday. Now if this were a week and Christ came on a Thursday then yes you are in the last days because you only have Friday and Saturday left and then the 7th which is the day of rest or the millennium.

    Many things and I believe almost all things repeat themselves or are examples of the future, foreshadowing. The creation week is just that for the actual span of this age.

    The Bible never lies we just don’t completely understand it sometimes because we are created beings trying understand a limitless God. It’s like a dog trying understand things of a human, they see you paying bills and going in and out of the house but have no real idea of the importance of what you’re doing. Only Gods understanding is infinitely higher than ours.

    There are many apologetics who are certified doctors who give excellent arguments for a young earth. Just search YouTube, you have no excuse really.

    This is a side topic but worth mentioning. I also hear arguments for Christians being Pre, Mid or Post trib and also aumillenial. I have personally stood strongly on all these positions throughout my 25 years studying the Bible but have come to realize that they may all be correct and that’s the way God intended to be. We are talking past each other on that issue but I can see a strong case for all of them, and why not. The Bible has repeating patterns and why can’t Revelations be understood for all ages in their own time. We have to stop thinking like 3D characters and understand The Lord lives in all dimensions.

    Pray and meditate on it, see if this speaks to your spirit. Agape

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  31. Cassandra D. Posted on August 17, 2019 at 9:16 pm

    Because many are not converted anyway so they get bored in church activities, they don't mich attend church 😑

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  32. SeriousName Posted on August 17, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Thank you for having the comments open. I know there are always going to be trouble makers but it is nice to discuss things.

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  33. Matthew Marron Posted on August 17, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    The sad part about this all is that evolution itself is not scientific. We have not observed history long enough to observe evolution. No observation, no science. Period.

    The reality is that this is all a story: Who can tell a compelling narrative that captivates the minds of people? Who's story best fits the evidence?

    I would like to develop a movie about the flood. How the animals traveled up land as the flood waters rose. How they grouped together on the last islands of land left, only to be buried moments later (and then fossilized). Something to depict a different narrative to explain the evidence.

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  34. Sherri Greeydelinarez Posted on August 17, 2019 at 11:48 pm

    They are leaving the church because the see the truth , the church is now a Business for Profit, using God to fill their Pockets & fill the pockets of Politicians who they want in office and Wolves in sheep's clothing leading the sheep off the cliff!!!

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  35. Ravikumar T Posted on August 18, 2019 at 4:34 am

    Bro.Tim why blame evolution and the theorists? It's not at all surprising that church attendance is dropping. That's because preachers have all along focussed on the practice of Christianity (like church going etc.). Any practice is bound to die out. No one has spoken about the loving of a Savior. Hardly any "Christian" today even knows what's loving the Lord with all you heart, soul & mind. The only thing they can relate to will immediately be church attendance, prayer time, Bible reading etc… If love was the principle in a Christians' belief it would never go out of vogue.
    The Bible is true "Love will grow cold".

    The old covenant mentality gave us a form of religion but the new covenant gave us love.

    Religion will pass away. That's what you are noticing. But love for a Savior will never ever pass away. If you don't want or desire that love, well that's biblical too, afterall the Lord says only a few will find Him.

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  36. Rebekah Posted on August 18, 2019 at 5:05 am

    honestly, I thought evolution by natural selection is fair – but I was NOT taught Darwinian evolution. A lot of so-called scientists people – think that it's honestly, evolution- and they discredit the bible based on that.. the number of times I've heard evolution from non-Christians as an argument against Christianity is.. well obviously not moving me; I myself heard a teacher two years older than me say that it's okay to believe that Genesis is not a factual account but if I do believe that- the whole book ceases to exist. that's why we need help

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  37. Rebekah Posted on August 18, 2019 at 5:07 am

    But Genesis is a true account – science is fallible. God's word is not; If God made the earth in 7 days, so be it! Scientists know nothing as far as the bible is concerned 🙂 ! why should the days the world was created matter if the God of the world exists and has paid a price for me…

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  38. John Posted on August 18, 2019 at 6:18 am

    I can only speak for myself, but the reason I left is because as you get older you begin to see the contradictions and all the grey areas. You also begin to realize that half of what was taught either isn’t in the Bible or were specific rules for specific people in a specific time period.
    You hear every denomination and creed claim that their brand of Christianity is true and that most, if not all, others are in error. Christianity has three main branches, being Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox. Under Protestantism alone exists a multitude of denominations, and under those denominations they fragment themselves further with conflicting creeds, structures, and statements of faith. They all sincerely believe their particular type of Christianity to be the most faithful and true.
    I could go on and on, but there’s not much point in that…

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  39. MrManlet Posted on August 18, 2019 at 12:01 pm

    What’s happened? We’ve become more logical. I’m an atheist and never will look back.

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  40. y wolf Posted on August 18, 2019 at 6:04 pm

    The real disciples are called out of churches and God individually is working on and through them Tim!

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  41. LordThunderCat Posted on August 18, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    I'm a mellenial and I totally believe that God created the Earth in 6 days.

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  42. Jason Bush Posted on August 18, 2019 at 9:59 pm

    There is no real church anymore. God is asked to take second seat to doctrines and activities. No truth of his word- so why should they stay?

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  43. Gone With The Wind Posted on August 18, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    1 Corinthians 1:18-19 (KJV)
    18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
    19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

    The above verses have since turned a favorite of mine in the threads of documentation of the bloodline of Christ Jesus, which has since been compiled into the book we now cast as the Bible.

    I once thought this as mere fiction. I found out the hard way I was very, very wrong. I thank the Lord Jesus Christ, whose name forever be praised and glorified, that I am no longer oppressed by wicked spirits. I once thought highly of this atheistic skepticism. I now know I was wrong.

    Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)
    12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

    My Testimony to Jesus Christ:

    I wish well you do not disregard what you are about to read as mere jargon from some disenfranchised ex-atheist or some tool of mindless proportions whose defense for his set faith is based solely upon a Southern-based upbringing. I hope you’ll listen.

    I rejected the notion of God some years back. Chucked it up to total fable and a feel-good falsehood for those who feared death and the uncertainty which that entails from the unknown, unseen. I’ve since read from the mouth of the Four Horsemen of Atheism – Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, the late Christopher Hitchens – and indulged in the extensive debates, lectures and emotionally-fueled rambling of others (Lawrence Krauss, Dan Barker) to justify my rejection of theism; especially that of the Christian God. And yes, much was fueled by emotion rather than logic.

    The first seed of doubt came in the form of a video. The Zeitgeist documentary to put specifics here. I watched as my own Lord was compared to the likes of Mithra, Horus and others. A solid gut-punch to the mind yet exposed, or challenged, and doubt had taken root within, which later blossomed into full-fledged atheism.

    More on that here: https://youtu.be/muM7Uk40iRE Producer usually refers to several written works to further one’s knowledge in this area of Pagan myth.

    And several years later from the date of that video footage, I began to shed the skins of belief. From Christian, to agnostic, to professed atheist. I had reached a fine-tuned level of rationality. And, yes, I did boast internally of my garnered wisdom. For all those around me were, in my own words: delusional, stupid, weak-minded, brainwashed. And I was all the wiser for my separation from unproven religious dogma.

    Romans 1:22-24 (KJV)
    22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. . .

    It wasn’t until one day I came into contact with a gentleman who was of the LHP (Left-Hand Path). At first, I was genuinely terrified. The underlining reasoning is now clear to me: I did not fully disbelieve in the spiritual realm. But that was not due to my human intellect but something different. The separation of human wisdom (naturally weak) and the spirit (the core of every man) confounded me. My consciousness was startled by this engagement. And so it was that we began a fairly regular dialogue, working alongside one another, until I decided to further my studies in this direction. That led me to purchase The Satanic Bible. Later, The Satanic Scriptures. This sparks many to further themselves into spirituality again – theistic Satanism, Luciferianism, witchcraft, voodoo, etc. I was no exception. My hesitation laid heavily upon me for fear of the unknown. But I persisted into the dark because the idea of another man conveying to me his line of truth did not sit well with my natural contrarian mentality. And so I indulged my desires.

    It’s interesting that within the same house I rejected God did other severe struggles emerge. Alcoholism is the primary culprit. Topped on with another variety of ill-gotten gifts: depression, suicidal tendencies, self-harm and a deep sense of dissatisfaction for simply being alive. It is easy for the non-believer to disregard even a testimony and attribute it to mental illness or any other means of convenience. Convenient because it allows one to disregard every case, every story, every person to simply being a blinded fool hell-bent on delusion. For some, perhaps. You can choose from this point onward where you rest on such manners.

    It’s heading into the third month since I have given my life over to Christ. I said the prayer of salvation (or the sinner’s prayer), repented of my sins and accepted Christ as my personal Lord and savior. This may have many reading this smirking or scoffing or constructing thoughts at the absurdity of such things, no? It certainly would’ve as my former self. It’s easier that way for one thing than to ever consider the possibility that my mortal decisions on this planet earn me consequences in the Hereafter.

    The Occult is a means to seek hidden wisdom. I now find this amusing because, in part, it can be true. But claiming the hidden as wisdom is not necessarily so. It is a facade, a trap, a means to suck in the gullible and those who reject the herd-like mindset of modern-day man. True wisdom, however, is hidden to the carnal man. The carnal existence cannot grasp things which are hidden in the other realm.

    1 Corinthians 2:14 (KJV)
    14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

    Let me divulge here what happened to me the following month after accepting Christ as Lord over my life. The heavy depression ceased. My overbearing lust decreased, my frequent outburst of anger diminished, my suicidal thoughts and tendencies were subdued, self-harm was subdued and that inner loneliness ceased for I was content with just being alive. Another very intriguing thing happened. I felt a very familiar presence come back into me that I hadn’t felt since my youth when I was in Christ Jesus. All these things occurred not by my own accord. There was no medication nor meditation. It was not some change in brain chemistry or my own willpower which led to this radical change. I attempted no such thing. Also, about seven months earlier I overcame alcohol abuse. I still recall the impact memory of driving up a hill toward work, early morning, crying out to Christ if He be real. Yes, I groveled for help into the unseen arena. This is perceived as weakness to those of the LHP. I personally consider ignorance topped on with arrogance to be amongst the greatest of weakness in this world today.

    Given the intel just provided, I am well accustomed to the excuses and ‘rational’ explanations of such things. They are of foolish thought and weak intellect. Man is continuously insistent he is wise. He is not. His inability to recognize that alone is at his own peril while he scoffs and mocks like a million souls before him. It’s nothing new, nothing close to birthing originality. As it is written:

    Ecclesiastes 1:9 (KJV)
    9 The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.

    To speak now directly to your intellect, I wish well you consider this material for purchase: https://m.booksamillion.com/p/Dont-Enough-Faith-Be-Atheist/Norman-L-Geisler/9781581345612 If you’re looking for a logical approach to the existence of God, then this may be a place worth investigating. Truth fears no investigation, yes?

    The gap between the DNA of ape and man is far greater than the secular saints shall ever confess. So, how did life originate and who is responsible? The Bible is historically accurate in the rulers it names and specific tribes. This alone proves nothing. But it’s a start toward something for those who seek real, valuable knowledge. If you seek after wisdom and Truth, then there isn’t any reason to deny yourself this journey.

    Consider this article as well: https://alwaysbeready.com/bible-evidence?id=99

    What’s left of Sodom and Gomorrah: https://youtu.be/OGovStpdfC0

    If you need a history lesson on how parts of the Bible were formed, along with soothing any doubts about their authenticity, then perhaps start here: https://youtu.be/5hItK8IY-Us

    I believed this all to be mere fiction. Even still it rings of foolishness to the natural mind. People do not rise from the dead. It just doesn’t happen. But if it did – even just once – I’d spend a lot more time investigating that than scoffing and attacking it because of whatever moral (or perceived intellectual) objection I had to it.

    Consider for a moment you were blind to something which actually existed. Why would that be?

    2 Corinthians 4:4 – In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

    I know how it feels to be literally unable to see the Truth or experience God. The wonderful thing is that you can experience His love and mercy and grace. You reject it at your own peril. Eternal love and goodness is complete by eternal justice. No person in all the Earth is good. That’s why the cross is there for those who seek forgiveness and repent. Below are two testimonies I personally found to be rather moving. What’d you think happened to those people, and what happened to me?

    Testimony from an Ex-Atheist: https://youtu.be/L1C_1fgM2ck

    Testimony to Jesus Christ: https://youtu.be/ClZKJI8RvI4

    Reflect.

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  44. Gone With The Wind Posted on August 18, 2019 at 11:02 pm

    Evil happens because Adam sinned, Satan was then given much authority in Earth, and that is why we are all natural born sinners and evil things occur on the regular; thus, the reason Jesus Christ came in, sinless and remained as such, and took the punishment for our disgusting iniquities. It isn’t a difficult conundrum. Why is there suffering? Because the god of this world is in charge over many things.

    2 Corinthians 4:3-5 (KJV)
    3 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:
    4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
    5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

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  45. Mike Anonymous Posted on August 19, 2019 at 1:16 am

    Hi,
    Could I please have some advice on my Job.
    I work a fulltime job, 10 hours a day, 6 days a week. From 6:30Am to 4:30Pm.
    I do about 65 hours a week.
    The people I work with swear and gossip like there is no tomorrow. They are very Ungodly. I spend most of my time with these people.
    I also have no time for myself. I have given up my hobbies.
    I believe God has given me this Job to help people with my money, but it is effecting me in a negative way.
    Should I leave?
    Thanks.

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  46. karynwilliams1 Posted on August 19, 2019 at 1:19 am

    Who is this guy? You better preach, sir!!!

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  47. Kingdom of the Son of God Posted on August 19, 2019 at 4:33 am

    Millenials are leaving the Protestant and Evangelical churches because they see the hypocrisy of them supporting reprobates like Donald Trump and the war mongering Republicans. They know this conflicts with the teachings of the Son of God. The democrats are just as bad.

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  48. Jeremiah Vermont Posted on August 19, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    Brother, that was so true, "Christian's" have buckled. They are afraid to stand up, and say we believe Gods word that it never fails, and since it took a miracle to raise Jesus from the dead, we believe in a God of miracles! And Creation was the beginning of miracles. And evolution is nothing but nonsense. Evolution took out the first melenials, but man is so programmed to connecting to the spiritual world, my generation is now opening up to all sorts of spiritual darkness, with a mix of evolutionary belief system. It is time for Christians to make a stand for Christ! And stop sending your kids to public school, and allowing them to be taught these lies!

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  49. Watchwoman For Jesus Christ Posted on August 20, 2019 at 6:33 am

    The Entertainment industry is demonic and is distracting young people. Miĺlennials are trying to get an "experience" to believe God.

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