Confronting the top 10 threats within the church
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 painful.

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 warfare, each of us must sharpen our sword of the Holy Spirit, which is the Word of God, and then implement the measures discussed.

You are welcome to share and link to this site. Should you have comments or questions, please feel free to email. Below are some excellent websites and a few books as promised earlier.


Asia Harvest -
Each $2.25 donated prints and smuggles a bible into an Asian country where they are banned.

Autumn Rain -
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.

Barnabas Fund -
Assistance to and news about Christians being persecuted in Muslim countries.

Billion Bibles -
Call for one billion more bibles to be printed and delivered to the persecuted church.

Compass Direct -
News from the frontlines of persecution.

Heart Cry Missionary Society -
Indigenous missions.

International Christian Concern -
Current news on the persecution of the body of Christ around the world.

Israel Jerusalem -
Photos of archaeological evidences for the bible.

Just Bible -
In-depth online exegetical bible study.

New Tribes Mission -
Outreach to languages groups who have yet to hear the Gospel.

Open Doors -
Outreach to countries hostile to the Gospel.

Overseas Missionary Fellowship -
Formerly China Inland Mission, focuses on missions to Asia.

Release International -
Video and print coverage of the persecuted church around the world.

Sermon Audio -
Audio sermons, to be chosen carefully.

Setting Captives Free -
Online help for Christians struggling against addiction to gambling, pornography, drugs and over-eating.

Voice of the Martyrs -
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.

God's Smuggler 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 Hong Kong.

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 DVD version is perhaps even better.