Growth of 'no religion' among Brits ominous for U.S.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
 | 
Steve Jordahl (OneNewsNow.com)

Church of EnglandA recent poll in England indicates for the first time that more than half of Brits are non-religious. Is there anything Americans should learn from that?

The survey by the National Centre for Social Research reveals that 53 percent of the English describe themselves as having "no religion" – and among those 18 to 24 years old, the percentage rose to a shocking 71. A similar survey by the same organization in 1983 showed 31 percent overall said they had no religion – a 70-percent increase over that 34-year span.

Dr. Richard Land of Southern Evangelical Seminary, who studied in England in the 1970s, says he saw the trend starting even then.

Land, Dr. Richard (SBC, ERLC)"They got there because of the wolves in sheep's clothing who have been the Christian leaders in the Church of England and in too much of the church in Britain," he describes to OneNewsNow. "You lose confident in scripture, you deny scripture, and it just keeps going."

One of the clearest examples of that loss of fidelity to scripture came in the latest general meeting of the Church of England this past July when a spokesman for a diocese introduced a motion, saying:

"It's a great pleasure and a privilege to stand before you today and to bring this motion from the Blackburn diocese on Welcome and Affirmation for trans people in the Church of England."

The motion passed by a large margin and now Anglican churches in Great Britain are considering things like "baptizing" people into their new gender.

Land says people are looking for pleasure rather than truth. "It's not that these people are atheists. They don't have enough faith to be atheists; they don't have enough conviction to be atheists," he states. "They're just self-idolatrous. It's the modern holy un-trinity of I, myself and me."

And he warns that America is just one generation from being in the same boat – unless there's a move of the Holy Spirit.

"That's what America must have: a reformation that shakes America for Jesus the way Luther and Calvin shook Europe and the way Whitfield and Wesley and Edwards shook Colonial America for God's Kingdom," says Land.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

Do you believe Fox News would have affected Bill Clinton's presidency?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

US Navy plane with 11 crashes into Pacific; 8 found alive
Trump speaks up for Moore, warns against his 'liberal' rival
Ethics probe begins after Conyers confirms harassment deal
Trump labels father of UCLA player an 'ungrateful fool'
Pence visits injured service members at military hospital

LATEST FROM THE WEB

Bible Museum blasted for leaving out Islam
Harvard Women’s Center to roll out ‘Gender 101’ training courses
Brooklyn College discouraging police from using campus bathrooms because they trigger students
'Nonwhite' student linked to racist graffiti inside school, officials say
Dumb sensors, deadly consequences

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day
NEXT STORY
Barna explains why Americans are confused about abortion

confusion 620x300Abortion continues to be a contentious issue among Americans, but a new survey shows it's increasingly a confusing one as well.