Apologist: Christianity like gravity – it benefits everyone
Monday, October 21, 2019
Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)
A Christian author and apologist contends that even those who don't believe in or agree with the tenets of Christianity benefit from its influence on society.
According to a recent poll, the number of self-identified Christians in the U.S. is declining while those who claim no faith at all are on the ascent. The Pew Research Center poll finds that just 65 percent of Americans say they're Christians. Ten years ago, that number stood at 77 percent.
But the shocker revealed by the poll, according to Christian apologist Dr. Alex McFarland, is the number of Americans who now identify as atheist, agnostics, or have no particular spiritual belief at all.
"A staggering 26 percent of the population – more than one out of four – don't believe in God, Christ, the Bible, [or] Christianity," McFarland emphasizes. "We've never before seen an America where more than 25 percent of the population doesn't believe in God."
And that, he argues, spells doom for America's culture, freedoms, and families. "Even those who aren't Christians should care about the Christian presence here in America because Christianity speaks to morality, human relationships, people's priorities," says McFarland.
"Christianity is like a gravity," he continues. "It benefits even those who don't know about it or don't even, necessarily, believe in it."
The Christian educator acknowledges that atheists can act morally and ethically – "but they don't have any objective reason to be moral," he tells OneNewsNow. "As John Adams said, 'Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.'"
Pew Research says the trend in America is clear: "… The U.S. is steadily becoming less Christian and less religiously observant as the share of adults who are not religious grows." In light of that, McFarland is asking American pastors to call the country back to Christ.
"It is time for God's leaders, the pastors at local churches, to call their churches to intercession – to preach the gospel of repentance and righteousness," he urges.
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