Future of American Church
Three paths lie before the church in America. The broadest path is the continuation of the present decline. Each of the ten threats
discussed, with the possible exception of ecumenism, is already so pervasive
within the church that we may well have passed the point of no return and
follow in the footsteps of Europe's spiritual demise.
Or the Lord may send persecution to turn us back to Him, as He did to Israel
when they turned away from Him in the Old Testament. Our opposition to
homosexuality is already being cast as something comparable to racism and it may soon become
illegal to preach against it, so the persecution could be political. Oil
revenues are strengthening Islamic countries and groups, and they appear
within reach of nuclear weapons, so it could be military. Whatever
form it takes, persecution will purify the church, but the process will be
The least painful and the smartest path is for us to heed the
example of the people of Nineveh in the Book of Jonah and cry out to God in
repentance now, before calamity befalls us.
If we are the take the third path, it is imperative that we begin in prayer.
The only person who can neutralize these threats is Jesus, so please pray
and ask the other Christians you know to
join in prayer of repentance and cry out to Him to open eyes and change
hearts so that a revival can sweep across this land.
Next, every one of us must return to the bible. To survive and win in the spiritual
of us must sharpen our sword of the Holy Spirit, which is the Word of God,
and then implement the measures discussed.
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. Below are some
excellent websites and a few books as promised earlier.
Each $2.25 donated prints and smuggles a bible into an Asian country
where they are banned.
Autumn Rain - www.autumnrain.org.au
Volunteers from around the world carry bibles into China, Laos and Cambodia.
Back to Jerusalem
Chinese house church' mission to evangelize the Muslims, Hindus and
Buddhists who live between
China and Jerusalem.
Assistance to and news about Christians being persecuted in Muslim
Bibles - www.billionbibles.org.
Call for one billion more bibles to be printed and delivered to the
Direct - www.compassdirect.org
News from the frontlines of persecution.
Heart Cry Missionary Society - www.heartcrymissionary.com
Christian Concern - www.persecution.org
Current news on the persecution of the body of Christ around the world.
Photos of archaeological evidences for the bible.
In-depth online exegetical bible study.
New Tribes Mission
Outreach to languages groups who have yet to hear the Gospel.
Outreach to countries hostile to the Gospel.
Fellowship - www.omf.org
Formerly China Inland Mission, focuses on missions to Asia.
Release International - www.releaseinternational.org
Video and print coverage of the persecuted church around the world.
Sermon Audio - www.sermonaudio.com
Audio sermons, to be chosen carefully.
Captives Free - www.settingcaptivesfree.com
Online help for Christians struggling against addiction to gambling,
pornography, drugs and over-eating.
Voice of the
Martyrs - www.persecution.com
Voice for the persecuted Christians around the world.
Way of the Master
Street evangelism. Start with the
talk titled, Hell's Best Kept Secret.
Foxe's Book of Martyrs
by John Foxe
Describes some of the Christian martyrs from the 1st until the 16th century.
The Heavenly Man
by Paul Hattaway
Account of the Lord working through the underground house churches under
persecution in China.
In God's Underground
by Richard Wurmbrand
Autobiography of the Romanian pastor who suffered more in prison for Christ
than most about whom we have biographies.
by Brother Andrew
Account of the Lord taking His Word through the Iron Curtain.
Chasing the Dragon
by Jackie Pullinger
Account of how God used an English girl to clean out the opium dens in
The Autobiography of George Muller
by George Muller
Depiction of what the Lord did through a man who vowed never to ask men for
financial support while serving Him.
The Case for Christ
by Lee Strobel
Logically presents the evidences for Jesus and the bible. Good book to give
to logically-minded non-believers.
The Case for Creator
by Lee Strobel
The best book on the market on the Creationism vs. Evolution debate. The
is perhaps even better.
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