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Europe - Cradle of Christianity, but now ...

Discussion in 'UK and Ireland' started by roman2819, Dec 4, 2019.

  1. roman2819

    roman2819 Author, "Understanding Prayer, Faith & God's Will" Supporter

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    Christianity germinated in Israel, and the apostle Paul travelled west to Ephesus, Corinth and Rome to plant the early churches. Gradually Christianity spread to rest of medieval Europe, and later, the Reformation and other significant movements took place.

    How is Christianity in Europe today? I live in Singapore, and consistently hear from native European expats that most people in Europe do not believe or go to church. Why has it come to this?
     
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  2. Aussie Pete

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    Much of the decline is in the Anglican and Catholic denominations. Recent surveys show that protestant churches are staying fairly stable. Having been forced to attend an Anglican church for 3 years, I can understand why people are deserting it. Another force is immigration. Many if not most, migrants are not Christians. I went back to England 3 years ago. There are mosques everywhere. I'd never seen one in England when my family emigrated in 1964.
     
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  3. Halbhh

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    We learn from our Savior and Teacher in Matthew 7:24-27 who's faith will endure, and why, and who's faith will collapse, and why. Gradually as you get older, you start to realize these words are for real. It really works as Christ says. It's not just a bonus virtue (to do as He commands), but actually Life or Death.
     
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  4. roman2819

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    I do know some Brits at bible study group. The founder of Alpha, a Christian workshop which has been attended by millions worldwide, is Nick Gumbey from UK.

    What about people from other parts of Europe? How is the state of the churches in other countries?
     
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    It is almost like familiarity breed contempt - - or boredom. After almost 2000 years of Christianity, people become indiferent.
     
  6. Aussie Pete

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    Bayless Conley is an evangelist, pastor of Cottonwood Church Ca. He's done a lot of preaching in Europe. The reason is simple. The local church is dead.

    Millions have attended alpha courses, read the books, completed the program. It means little if they do not get born again. Billy Graham said that he would be delighted if 5% of those who came forward were in reality born again.The parable of the sower is 100% applicable today.
     
  7. Tolworth John

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    Faith is a personal relationship with God through Jesus. It can be taught, but has to be accepted by each person themselves.

    There is a long history of Christianity florishing and dying in England and in europe.
    Currently we are in a period of decline caused by the fall out from two horrific world wars and the acceptance of God dening ideas like evolution.

    What is to be done?

    Well candles shine brighter in the dark.

    Christians need to start living there faith and accepting the consquences of doing so.
     
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