Have you ever noticed that there’s a
correlation between the amount something has cost you and the value you place on
it? Let me give you an example. I own two pairs of shoes that are almost exactly
the same and I’ve been looking for this style for a long time and then one day I
was walking through a department store and I saw a pair almost exactly like what I
wanted hanging from a rack as if they were like a clearance item so I went up
to take a look at them and I looked at the price tag and I noticed that they
were selling them for $20 and instead of being excited about what a great find
this was my initial reaction was, “Well what’s wrong with them is this some kind
of cheap knockoff off of what I’ve been looking for?” But I went ahead and bought
them anyways because it’s only 20 bucks right but I couldn’t escape this feeling
like I had bought something that was cheap and unworthy. So after using the
shoes for a few weeks I was really happy with them and I couldn’t believe how
well they were holding up and they were comfortable so I decided to go back to
the store and buy like five pairs or a lifetime supply but when I got back I
noticed that they were selling them for $80 now instead of the twenty dollars
that I had got them for. So, that, I couldn’t really make sense of. Was it a
case where someone had maybe mislabeled them or was there just a really extreme
unheard-of sale that was going on? I again I didn’t get my answer to that but
I decided to just get another one of the $80 pair but in a just a slightly
different style but almost exactly the same. Since then I’ve noticed something kind of strange. Of the two pairs of shoes
I’ve been really diligent in taking care of the $80 ones but the $20 ones… not so
much. I wore them camping this year and got caught in a rainstorm, I dropped this
big juicy piece of watermelon on it like last week, and then I wore them out to my
aunt and uncle’s farm recently for a visit and if you’ve never been to a farm
before – there’s a lot of pooping that goes on there. The reason for this
disparity is kind of obvious to me because the one pair only cost me $20
I’ve carried this unshakeable sense that they’re only worth $20 even though I
later on found out that they were actually worth $80. I still have this
ingrained lack of appreciation based on how much they cost me. another example I can share from my professional experience. I run a branding
company that offers services like web design and graphic design and digital
marketing and as you might guess we have a bit of a niche within the church so we
offer these services to churches and ministries a lot and because we’re so
passionate about what we do and how it integrates within the mission of the
church, we sometimes offer those services for free. After doing this several times,
we started to notice a problem. Many of the recipients of our free services
didn’t seem to appreciate the value of what they were getting. So for example, we might design a website for somebody worth upwards of like ten thousand
dollars with state-of-the-art features that would go unused and neglected. At
first I couldn’t figure out why that was happening but then I started to realize
that the reason they didn’t appreciate its value was because they hadn’t
invested themselves in it. If they had actually spent $10,000 on a website like
that then they would have made sure that they were using it properly and
understanding it so that that $10,000 didn’t go to waste.
The irony is is that we thought in giving them these essential services for
free we were helping them out but what actually happened was that we were
setting them up for failure. I think that stands as a powerful analogy for why
we’ve seen such a dramatic decline of Christianity in Western culture. The
past 50 years could be characterized by a relaxation in the practices and
teachings of the faith by its leaders. There are some striking examples of this
especially in mainline Protestantism where we’ve seen complete reversals of
moral teachings and while that hasn’t happened in the Catholic Church, which is
my affiliation, with respect to the official teachings, we have seen a real
apathy and a disregard towards the practices and disciplines of the faith. So for example, in Canada we used to be expected to go to Mass for important
feast days of the liturgical calendar but they’ve since just moved those over
to the nearest Sunday. A lot of churches don’t even have kneelers anymore and the
ones that do sometimes people aren’t expected to kneel at all because I don’t
know it’s too uncomfortable!? But wasn’t that kind of the point?
and then during Lent we used to be encouraged to fast but now they just
tell us to just do something nice for somebody. I can appreciate the instincts
behind this. I think a lot of well-intentioned pastors
thought that aspects of the faith were too hard for people to follow so if we
compromise and accommodate then we will have a better shot at retaining members
but what I think it actually did was that it reduced the cost of what it
means to be a Christian. So the result has been a startling decline in
affiliation and practice of the faith and in some places in Europe it’s even
worse – they’re actually predicting the complete disappearance of
denominations that are hundreds of years old. My investment in the practice of my
faith has cost me a lot and it’s changed me in undeniable ways – so much so that it would be almost impossible for me to walk away from because I’d have to admit
that it was all for nothing. But if I hadn’t invested myself in it in in such
dramatic ways I could probably walk away from it fairly casually without much
concern. There are a lot of examples of what I’m talking about but to keep this
video short I’ll just give you one. There are groups like the Priestly Fraternity
of St. Peter who are generally regarded as very traditionalist and very strict. They’ve held steadfast to the old traditions and practices of the faith
and they have seen a dramatic growth in their vocations to the priesthood and
their members. Meanwhile, the broader Church is experiencing a crisis of
vocations and a shortage of priests. In the context of Christianity I think this
makes a lot of sense after all the symbol of our faith is an ancient method
of torture and execution and Jesus said himself that following him
would be like picking up your own cross and carrying it. Being a Christian isn’t
supposed to be easy so if we continue to try to draw people in by reducing the
cost of what it means to be a Christian then we are going to continue to set
people up for disappointment by a watered down faith that does little
to impact their lives. Thank you guys for watching that if you
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The Reason Christianity is Dying in the West

100 thoughts on “The Reason Christianity is Dying in the West

  • March 18, 2018 at 3:26 am
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    There have been a few comments from people claiming that the real reason for Christianity's decline is because of the spread of science. I've, since, made a video that addresses that topic: https://youtu.be/5KorkKjE7zA

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  • May 30, 2019 at 10:56 am
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    Well, religion is a lie, so, I'm glad that it's dying.

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  • June 1, 2019 at 9:08 am
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    Christianity is shrinking because there is nothing spiritual , systematic and I never got my answer from church authority.they always blame me for asking question .so I left Christianity

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  • June 1, 2019 at 5:40 pm
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    Islam is the real & true religion please do what's right

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  • June 3, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    A very clear and clever speech, well spoken

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  • June 5, 2019 at 8:49 pm
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    so jesus is big shoes you fuck you fuck the Christianity

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  • June 6, 2019 at 5:16 pm
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    It's also because people are starting to excersice critical thinking

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  • June 7, 2019 at 2:39 am
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    Christianity has no value,read the damn book .Christian clergymen dish up plain-vanilla sermons about social justice, afraid to speak the hard truths and behaving like politicians trying to win the next election.

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  • June 9, 2019 at 1:46 pm
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    Great points.

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  • June 9, 2019 at 8:34 pm
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    Religion fails for OBVIOUS REASONS;
    a) it is untrue, and educated people don't buy that magic-based bs any longer like the peasants did in the ignorant butt-scratching days of yore!

    b) it is irrelevant, since every one of the 'big important questions' that superstition-based religiosity used to make the worried feel less worried about are BETTER answered by facts and reason rather than fairytales!

    c) a long-dead jew who is supposed to have done unimpressive magic tricks in a book about talking snakes and women made from ribs is easier to laugh at than be awed by, even if you've only seen one Hollywood movie with CGI. and have a brain

    d) it is no longer acceptable to tell sick people to ask an invisible man in their head for favors, instead of have their illness cured by pharmaceuticals and surgery in the 21st century!

    e) churches filled with losers and 'church leaders' that steal their money, fritter away church finds on hookers, $2000 suits and private jets, pray on the weak, rape their kids and molest their vulnerable women might have been acceptable in the 12th century when people didn't know any better and had nobody to protect them… but we have these things called 'cops' now!

    f) that idiot the Romans nailed to some timber hasn't shown up for 2000yrs+ and shows NOT ONE JOT of doing so, and people see that scam for what it is now!

    Sorry to be brutal, but it needs to be said to you dolts!

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  • June 10, 2019 at 6:09 am
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    Cruseders dying lol 😂😁

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  • June 10, 2019 at 8:02 am
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    FACT…Roman Catholicism is the ONLY faith that has NEVER strayed from the teachings and TRUTH of our lord and savior Jesus Christ.
    ALL , yes, any and ALL Protestant religions of Christianity, have either changed doctrine or scripture to what their belief of the “truth” is from the Bible scripture.

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  • June 10, 2019 at 2:29 pm
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    Christianity start dying since biblical scholars and historian experts exposed with facts the contradictions and corruptions was found in gospel manuscript, church can lie and manipulate people for hundreds of years but not in 21st century

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  • June 12, 2019 at 11:39 am
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    I think it’s declined because there have been not enough modern day saints.

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  • June 12, 2019 at 5:53 pm
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    Religious Indoctrination is bad……that's the only reason why sheeple believe their religious nonsense. The diversity of religions are proof of that fact.

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  • June 13, 2019 at 3:48 pm
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    Science.

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  • June 14, 2019 at 8:55 pm
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    I'm a member of a denomination that basically states that you can believe whatever you want. There are even bishops that don't believe in the resurrection!!! How is that possible that they remain as bishops? Makes no sense. I agree with what you are saying. 'Dumbing down' the faith removes the reverence and self-sacrifice that so many today seem to be drawn to in increasing numbers. Unfortunately, that message seems to go unnoticed in our churches today.

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  • June 16, 2019 at 10:30 am
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    I have a dream! World without religion

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  • June 16, 2019 at 5:29 pm
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    Christianity is also dying in South Korea. They figured out that god and religion doesn't do anything. Seems that the countries that have it, eventually lose it because it is highly ineffective with actual problems. Its just a faith, that's all it is. Live a miserable life until you get to heaven type thing. People don't want that anymore, they want to have a life. They want their lives back, god isn't going to help them get it. He never does. It may grow in countries, but it also dies.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 3:51 pm
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    Because the west has found the truth that is Islam, pissnanity will soon extinct and there will be the one and only Religion of Peace! 🙂

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  • June 17, 2019 at 10:49 pm
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    there are many reasons for the decline of christianity. one of which is christians are out of touch with the people. The lack of compassion and care for other people yet christians claim to love everyone……I became a Buddhist in 2014 i felt it was a necessary change considering christianity never met my spiritual and emotional needs.

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  • June 17, 2019 at 10:52 pm
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    I spent 26 years as a christian. if you have to walk away, dont regret your decisions and dont stay in a religion that you feel wrong staying in

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  • June 18, 2019 at 3:23 pm
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    I wouldn't say that it's because people aren't observing Christian tradition but that people are not obeying what is written in the scripture. Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures was buried and rose again on the third day according to the scriptures 1 Corinthians 15 verse 3. I'm a born-again Christian and my husband is ultra-orthodox Jewish the price that it cost me was my family but now I am part of Jesus's family. I never forget what it cost me but my salvation cost Jesus his life the problem is people don't value What Jesus Paid to redeem us from our sins the Apostle Paul said : yeah doubtless I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my lord for whom I have suffered the loss of all things and do count them but dung that I may win Christ and be found in him not having my own righteousness which is of the law but that which is through the faith of Christ the righteous is which is of God by Faith that I may know him and the power of his resurrection and The Fellowship of his sufferings being made conformable unto his death fullstop 3 Philippians 8 to 10

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  • June 20, 2019 at 5:44 am
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    I think it has more to do with logical fallacies, the contradictions of the Bible and people having more access to knowledge and not having to rely on superstitions for answers.

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  • June 22, 2019 at 9:46 am
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    Less abortions will produce more priests. More priests will produce more shepherds for the flock.

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  • June 22, 2019 at 1:59 pm
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    Being an atheist is the easiest way to go.

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  • June 22, 2019 at 11:04 pm
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    Maybe Catholics should stop sexually abusing children.

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  • June 23, 2019 at 5:42 pm
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    Christianity is a social experiment. You really do judge a book by its cover on this one because you believe on a name and you get saved – that's it. If you profess any other thing, you exhibit the things declared in this book. It's sort of a self fulfilling prophecy.

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  • June 25, 2019 at 3:18 am
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    Let's go back to the Dark Ages.
    If you really want to live Christianity the way it cost you most.

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  • June 28, 2019 at 5:19 am
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    Great video, Brian. The more that one invest, the more that one appreciate the fruit of the investment. It is part of most human nature. Don’t really understand the negative comments. I am investing my time to go to the Catholic Family ministry tomorrow till Canada Day in Lac St. Anne in Alberta. Hope to see you there again. I am investing!! Keep up your good work!!!! God bless and hope for better weather. Rain or shine!!

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  • June 29, 2019 at 4:19 am
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    Protestantism is for spiritual lazy people… What he says is absolutely true
    Protestant churches care about quantity not quality….
    A consumerised version of religion… Cheapened

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  • June 29, 2019 at 10:49 am
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    Revelation 5 : 7 " And the Lamb came and received the roll from the right hand from Him who was seated on the throne."

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  • June 30, 2019 at 1:38 pm
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    Christiansm is dying because most of Evangelical churches are more like social clubs or concert halls. I mean, they give motivational messages and pop/rock music … Sometimes listening contemporary worship sounds pretty like Kings of Leon or Chicago music.

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  • June 30, 2019 at 10:18 pm
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    No inner life, Contemplation, Hesikia. That's why.

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  • July 2, 2019 at 6:20 pm
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    fuck christianity fuck islam..GOD ALMIGHTY didn't belong to any religion ..religion is pure business

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  • July 3, 2019 at 3:57 am
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    Man I hate your videos, such hard truths to swallow. Liked and subbed.

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  • July 4, 2019 at 6:59 am
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    Why is islam the fastest growing religion

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  • July 5, 2019 at 10:22 pm
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    Good fuckin riddance

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  • July 6, 2019 at 4:13 pm
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    What kind of guitar is hanging on the wall? What kind of music do you play?

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  • July 7, 2019 at 4:11 am
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    Christianity is a stain upon the face of mankind – although I will admit there have been some positive things that resulted from it as well. One positive thing being that it does give SOME people an opportunity to turn their life around in that it gives them a new path, direction, set of morals, etc. HOWEVER this positivity does not in any way shape or form out-way the negative. Human beings are not meant to live in the way in which modern Christianity attempts to mold it. The repression of sex leads to unspeakable horrors – molestation in the Catholic Church and youth pastors abusing their position are some examples. I have witnessed firsthand youth pastors abuse their position and absolutely destroy the lives of young women who trusted them – as in essentially irreversible psychological damage. The repression of sex ravages the human psyche – we are sexual beings and must express this in a healthy and responsible manner. If one wishes to remain a virgin their whole life or until marriage that is all well and good BUT it must be entirely a choice that comes from within them and is not instilled in them from outside influence.

    Further, the majority of Christians do NOT take an honest look at the history of Christianity – which I find to be very interesting. If you are devoting your whole life to a belief system how could you not wish to absolutely drown in the study of its’ history and attempt to understand it to as great an extant as possible? Most Christians I meet say they simply don’t care about the history and that they only trust in what Christianity, the Bible, fellowship, etc. bestows upon them mentally and spiritually and the fulfillment they glean from it. This is something akin to a psychological drug – just because reading the Bible makes you feel good or a worship song makes you feel “filled with the spirit” does not automatically validate your beliefs. I feel like many Christians seek this “drug” of good and “spiritual” feeling/fulfillment and that this validated gem and keeps them coming back. HISTORY tells a very different story of the Christian faith then the rambling marble coated sales pitch and exclusive like minded community that the Christian faith has become. The words “white washed sepulcher” come to mind. Historically, Christianity was not a unified faith – there were countless groups with varying beliefs (which were admittedly all based around Christ and his teachings to varying degrees sometimes adding or discounting various teachings and ideas). It was not until Paul and his evangelical missions that Christianity began to look somewhat close to its’ modern form. Paul is the founder of the modern Christian faith and not Christ.

    I’ll probably continue this later in further comments but for now am going to take a break.

    Disclaimer: I didn’t proof read this at all so forgive any spelling mistakes and the like :p

    Much love everyone! And PLEASE feel free to defend your faith if you are indeed a Christian – I am genuinely interested in whatever defenses anyone may have as I am open to Christianity and myself read the Bible fairly often and even attend church from time to time. I just simply can not overlook the absolute madness and horror Christianity has brought upon this world. Although like I said, I cannot sent the positive side of it either I just simply cannot overlook the fact that it is seemingly incompatible with how human beings actually are and the negative and twisted sides of its existence.

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  • July 7, 2019 at 3:35 pm
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    Many Catholics easily stray away from the faith that they received.  What are the reasons for their falling into complacency, becoming indifferent and even hostile towards Christ and the Christian Faith?

    The fault with many Catholics is that they think baptism is a graduation from having acquired knowledge and understanding of their faith. After completing their catechism classes or RCIA journey, they no longer seek out opportunities to continue growing their faith, both doctrinally and spiritually.  Their only occasion to grow in faith is the one-hour Mass that they attend every Sunday.  This is hardly enough to sustain the life of a Catholic.  Those who do not grow in their faith are already losing their faith.  There is no neutrality.

    How, then, can we grow in our faith?  Firstly, we need to deepen our intimacy with God through Christ.  In Christ, we come to know and love the Father.  Secondly, we must be rooted in the Word of God.  We cannot grow in our faith without deepening our love and appreciation for the Word of God through bible study and most of all, a prayerful reading and sharing of the Word of God.  

    Thirdly, we must seek the support of the Christian community.  A Catholic without the support of his fellow Catholics will eventually fall out from the faith, especially when he undergoes the trials and challenges of life, the influence of secularism, and the materialistic, individualistic and atheistic views of the world.  Fourthly, to grow our faith, we need to evangelise and be a witness to Christ.  We evangelise ourselves by evangelising others.  By sharing our faith with others, we strengthen our own faith.  By teaching our faith to others, we grow in understanding and clarity in what we believe in. 

    Finally, growing in faith is to grow in our Christian life.  This is the most effective form of witnessing.  It means that those of us who are baptised must live a life of holiness and purity, free from sin and a bad conscience.  A life of holiness and charity are the fruits of a strong spiritual life and a life of hope founded in the promises of God.

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  • July 7, 2019 at 3:39 pm
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    https://www.catholic.com/magazine/print-edition/why-catholics-dont-evangelize

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  • July 7, 2019 at 4:10 pm
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    Christianity is dying because people realize that's all nonsense, and not worth any time to spend on.

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  • July 7, 2019 at 11:17 pm
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    Many of these churches and pastors are getting exposed, through youtube, internet, and social media. People are seeing these Pastors asking for large amounts of money for jets. Even scriptures that were mis quoted are being explained. People are waking up to this false doctrine of church building

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  • July 9, 2019 at 12:40 am
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    You must never shop at thrift stores.

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  • July 10, 2019 at 5:43 am
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    Christianity is dying because , No one Practices what they Preach! Wolves in sheep's clothing!

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  • July 10, 2019 at 10:33 am
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    If people of west give up Christianity ,One day they will be thrown away from from their own nation by Islamic Sharia law.

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  • July 10, 2019 at 4:57 pm
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    Religion is seen by the wise as foolish, by the rulers as useful, and by the foolish as true.

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  • July 11, 2019 at 2:50 am
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    When Jesus apostle asked him which is the greatest of the all of the 10 commandments..
    Jesus replied…. Yoo yee Israel…… Thy Lord thy God is ONE..
    Not two not three… Just ONE
    … End of story
    Peace be upon u n ur family

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  • July 12, 2019 at 8:28 am
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    The costs of religious beliefs are far higher than they should be. Don't teach your children what ancient idiots believed. Teach them how to understand and cope with the real world.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 6:33 pm
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    Religion is dying due to the truth getting out on the internet.

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  • July 12, 2019 at 11:07 pm
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    Trinity doesnt make any sense that's why christianity is dying

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  • July 13, 2019 at 9:00 am
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    I lost my faith by reading the Bible and searching for truth. Who would have thought?

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  • July 14, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    We can only hope that the prediction of a total lack of religion comes to fruition sooner than later

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  • July 14, 2019 at 8:42 pm
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    Spot on!

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  • July 15, 2019 at 1:46 pm
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    I wish that Christianity in Africa would decline, instead it is growing, fuelled by poverty, hardship and ignorance. There are more churches than schools and hospitals in some African regions.

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  • July 15, 2019 at 4:47 pm
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    Bravo! Excelent!

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  • July 15, 2019 at 7:33 pm
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    I don't think God would want to answer the question why some descendants of Christians went to Hell even though their ancestors prayed for their salvation. Maybe, most of the church has it wrong in regards to afterlife punishment being eternal. Otherwise, why would God allow some children of praying Christians to commit suicide? The free will excuse rings hollow to us. I do believe in severe afterlife punishment for those who died not following Christ. I'm just not sure if it is eternal. The faith is still increasing in many poor countries of the world and the world as a whole.

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  • July 16, 2019 at 12:24 am
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    I agree, but more specifically, no churches impress on their children the truth and value of obedience to God's law so until the world gets so insane from the consequences of our sinful culture that people desperately looking for truth and sane logic will value it again. All of our world's social I'll can be easily correlated to a cocktail of sins blended together to give us our bloated ineffectual bureaucracies, school shootings, unjust legal system, drugs, ect. As people grow in the church, with enough backstory on a situation, they should be able to correlate the bad that resulted from the probable sins that caused it. God's law is so timelessly accurate in breaking down behavior/consequences aspects of humanity it is probably the main reason I couldn't leave the faith if I tried. Because to do so is to have to knowingly accept insanity. The fact that church leaders such as the current Pope and most of the protestant sects, are caving in to the pressure to contradict God's law is a testament to how rough of shape the church is in.

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  • July 23, 2019 at 12:41 pm
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    The problem is this Jewish influence on our culture. Jesus Christ said to the Jew You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies

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  • July 23, 2019 at 11:32 pm
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    Christianity is dying in the west because whites have a brain. They are thinkers.

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  • July 24, 2019 at 9:02 am
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    It has to do with people becoming smarter. More intelligent people can understand religion is man made.

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  • July 24, 2019 at 4:56 pm
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    Christianity is dying because we don't have to fast or they don't speak the Mass in Latin? Please! It's dying because the Church no longer answers the questions of meaning, norms are no longer convincing, metaphysical interpretations of understanding the world are old and worn out. Everyone has a cross to bear everyday….work, conflict, responsibilities, anxiety…etc., no one needs the Church to add unnecessary burdens to our existence.

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  • July 26, 2019 at 3:41 pm
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    Great topic Brian, this is why Bishop Barron launched the Word on Fire: to combat this watered down version of Christianity. Keep up the good work.

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  • July 26, 2019 at 5:51 pm
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    Thank you sir. God Bless you.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 7:05 am
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    Unfortunately many people don't take Christianity as serious as they used to. In my opinion the reason why christianity is declining is because of loss of faith and many scandals that happened before. In my country we had many scandals with our high rank church members, that's why people see churches as a business, nothing more. And I see them as a business too, because in Europe, for example I could never find a church which didn't have an entrance payment. If I'm poor and cannot afford $6 to enter the church, does that mean that I cannot afford to be a Christian? All of the churches are becoming more like a touristic attraction rather than churches that used to have special purpose for the people who visit those. In Poland, Italy, Czech Republic I visited churches with my muslim friends, and obviously we had to pay to enter almost every church that we saw, however when they visited mosques they never had a problem affording to enter. I think if they want Christianity to rise they at least need to make it affordable for people to enter and to learn more about that religion. And then keep it the way it used to be. Also, there are so many misinterpretations of the Bible, and certain sentences in particular, that made me question myself if I want to believe in a certain thing that people who think this way believe in it too. Religion is getting out of control, because people interpret it for their own benefit, the way they like it to cover up their own bs.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 5:00 pm
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    It has nothing to do with the practices done in churches as some are as busy as termites (and about as effective). Christianity is not Islam and is not based on how many rituals you preformed.
    I think the real reason Christianity is declining in the West is exactly what Jesus mention that only the sick will seek for a physician. The problem is the younger generation don't see themselves as sinners and see no need for the Savior. Look around you-tube especially on Ex-Christian and Ex-Muslim sites. Not only they don't see themselves as sinners but they feel their are more righteous than God and judge God as evil. They are self-righteous and no amount of rituals will remove someone's pride. This takes an act of God working within a person.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 5:35 pm
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    When are Christians going to pull their collective heads outta the sand and confront the REAL reason for the dramatic "rise of the nones"? Christianity's repugnant behavior. And lately? The religions total submission and cleaving to DONALD TRUMP, a "man" who is the polar opposite to EVERYTHING jesus supposedly stands for, has created more atheists in the last three years than the last thirteen.

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  • July 29, 2019 at 3:11 am
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    You should join the marines.

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  • August 2, 2019 at 10:53 pm
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    I was brought up as a Catholic loved the Church and sense of community. It was my culture and part of my identity. The church has lost its way. It has been infiltrated by satanist Jesuit’s and a PC Pope that does not believe that Christ is god. I now identify as a non denominational Christian. I miss my catholic family. But god wants to be part of my family.
    From the book of Mathew.

    42 “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come. 43 But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what time of night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. 44 So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.

    45 “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? 46 It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns. 47 Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. 48 But suppose that servant is wicked and says to himself, ‘My master is staying away a long time,’ 49 and he then begins to beat his fellow servants and to eat and drink with drunkards. 50 The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. 51 He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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  • August 6, 2019 at 2:46 am
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    I absolutely agree with you, and I've noticed that many young Catholics have a renewed interest in the traditional practices of the faith. I think that this is a good thing as it's the only way Christianity will survive. Nobody likes a watered-down religion, and religions that constantly bend to every societal trend are doomed to die out. How can you teach eternal truth, then change your teachings on a whim and expect people to take you seriously?

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  • August 7, 2019 at 3:34 pm
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    Plausible argument for all this slide –  Brock (somewhere in SE Asia ..)

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  • August 8, 2019 at 10:21 pm
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    You tried to eat a whale. The whole issue is a huge one, and a 6 minute video cannot cover even the beginning. First question: WHAT IS CHRISTIANITY? (if it is dying we need to define it), and someone could say this is an easy one, but I am not sure if Christianity is the same as it was before. I know many Christians who have very little need of a "church", yes they belong to one (most of them) as they want to be part of something, but masses etc, no thanks. For them, Christianity is a belief (separated from masses and stuff).
    Second word "DYING"… is it dying? Or is it changing, or is it becoming less important or popular (less important isn´t dying).

    Some people leave the church because it is too liberal, others because it is too conservative (those leaving do not lose their faith = their Christianity is not dying) but compared to earlier generations, people today make decisions if to stay or not.
    Some leave the church because of poor incomes (by being members they pay church "tax" in some countries). One who left said, and apologised, that he believed in God and like what the church does, but the economy is so tight that he has to leave it.

    Some leave the church because someone has a strong opinion they dislike, some leave it because of paedophiles are getting caught, some leave it because of lack of science, some could not find their place there etc. Some rich leave because they can save money (not paying church taxes)… There are THOUSANDS of reasons why people leave.

    If we implemented your idea, it is possible that SOME would find it more appealing, but others would NOT. In the end, it might not have any effect at all on the outcome. One congregation had put big energy on trying to make the mass more appealing to people by allowing them to be more included in it (they planned parts of it, suggested the sermon etc) and for SOME this was good news, but after YEARS of HARD WORK, the priest was asked if more had joined the masses, and the answer was… I cannot say for sure.

    Personally, I am of the opposite opinion (it is not that I deny that some would love more "discipline" or so) but I have no need of it. I would describe myself as a scientific guy, who believes God probably exists. I´ve come to the conclusion that a lot (if not all) of theology is man-made. Simple answers given in some Christian sects do NOT match up to scientific scrutiny.

    I am not interested to follow blind leaders who claim they KNOW the secrets of God. God is something, and whatever we might think of "him/it/her" we only have clues, but no full answers.

    I am a part of a church because I want to belong somewhere, but there are many things I have no need of. My "congregation" are my friends, online chats and debates, and in a sense, I don´t have a need of a church "building". The music played is not my style, the sermons are boring, ancient traditions that I have no need of, lack of interesting (scientifical/theological) questions asked, instead they are preaching some "same old, same old" phrases that don´t mean anything or don´t bring anything new.

    A church that would be appealing, and that I would more actively participate in, would be a church that dears to challenge/question old beliefs, discuss (instead of monologues), have a more modern mass, distance itself from homophobia…. that could wake me to do more for my society through the church.

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  • August 13, 2019 at 11:42 am
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    I left Christianity and I'm Muslim now. My Christian family literally treat me like I don't exist. I was mentally abused and physically abused. My religion teaches to be respectful towards my parents. So I have to put up with it. On top of that I do whatever they want me to do but still I'm not loved by family. My Christian friend who used to be Muslim lives with his family and they don't mistreat him. He's still their little precious son. While I'm being mistreated and being ashamed for believing in Allah. They call me for a terrorist. They say I abuse women and sexually assault them. Just because I'm Muslim. My religion teaches me if I ever sexually abuse women I'm going straight to hell and I shall be punished. My body is battered and I put up with it. Because If I report it they'll make fun of me. And Allah said hit women with toothbrush because it'll not leave bruises on their body and you can't battered them.

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  • August 13, 2019 at 2:35 pm
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    I think Christianity is disappearing, because modern society has bought into the Hollywood propaganda, in the last number of decades. I didn't always agree with my parents, but they were definitely right about the evil in TV and in the music of my time, and now it's even more ridiculous with evil, sin is popular, but leads to death. Returning back to Jesus Christ is the only answer in combating and defeating Satan.

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  • August 14, 2019 at 7:46 pm
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    How much a religion costs a person is not a good reason to stick to a religion or anything else. I invested years of time, many hours studying the Bible, and hundreds of dollars in my Christian faith and I still walked away from it eventually because I actually read the Bible and discovered it is built on racism, slavery, murder and stupid things like talking donkeys, burning bushes, impossible noah's ark stories, and all kinds of other stupid things. If it's a lie than it's a lie no matter what the cost of it.

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  • August 16, 2019 at 12:20 am
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    Very true. Great video. 👍

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  • August 16, 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    Christianity is dying because it is a foreign religion forced on us from people from the desert. It is a decrepit religion that brings degradation of the mind, spirit and society. People of the "West" are not naturally Christian. All of our holidays are Pagan. All of our stories, idols and celebrations predate that degenerate religion. I am only happy to see it wither and die, a proper death for a religion that has brought nothing but death to where that disease of the mind spreads. Christian blood is spilled in useless wars for those surrounded by walls sipping wine whilst gluttonously eating themselves to death laughing.

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  • August 17, 2019 at 5:49 am
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    My Christian testimony https://youtu.be/Tw1_vo19TkU

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  • August 17, 2019 at 10:35 pm
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    I live in Costa rica(central América) i love catholic church, most my highschool mates dont go to church! I love history n understand the importance of catholic on our lifes! I have friends from canada and they dont like to even talk about it! I told them about Alec Guiness's convertion back to Chesterton and Ronald Knox but they dont care! I' ll send your videos to see if they show interest- Thanks a lot- if we dont evangelize what porpuse is in life ! San Francis of Assisi

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  • August 18, 2019 at 6:13 pm
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    Research the jesuit order and counter reformation. They are filthy murders and deceivers that only want to further the power of the catholic church. Protestantism sadly is a daughter of the whore as well. Look into lent and 40 days of weeping for tammuz. Look up babylonian fish mitre aka pope's hat. It's the remnant of babylonian religion not God's one church. Man's created religions will always be flawed or made to deceive. Don't dismiss this as hate, dig for truth.

    Look into the babylonian talmud and zionism. It's full of sickness, awful racism against gentiles, and even describes of paedophilia as a rabbinical right.

    That I believe truly is a mark of the beast's false religions, abusing children. Plenty of catholic priests accused of it, talmudic rabbinical right, and satanism. Before anyone tries to defend satanism like a fool. Look up one of their idols with a male and female child on either side of baphomet and phallic symbol in his lap.

    The church's founder Lavey even stated no true members of it were atheists. If you learn enough about religion, I think you either become atheist or iron clad fundamentalist christian. That or fall for some crazy new age cultic stuff if you're unwise enough.

    He's a couple fine points where I've seen quite a few people deceived to atheism. The first became more popular from a so called documentary called zeitgiest. There's 3 portions if I remember right but the first thing it tries to do is immediately destory the divinity of Christ. Comparing him to 'gods' that came before. And it spares no amount of lies in doing so.

    There's a word play with son and sun. Comparing Christ to a sun deity, Christ had 12 apostles and there are 12 zodiac signs. But the trouble is son=sun only works in English. Not Aramaic, Hebrew, Latin or Greek but a language that's only around 700 years old and hadn't been conceived of yet in Jesus's time.

    The other deception is a pagan/occult concept used to lure someone into lucifarianism. That is that the serpent in the garden was a liberator of mankind and a knowledge bringer. The deception lies in misconstruing knowledge and knowledge of good and evil, which is really innocence, blamelessness before God.

    Also one more thing as far as deceptive religions as related to child abuse. Scientology does not see children as innocent and I've heard will punish and regularly beat children like some sort of cleansing.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this. I'd also point out some problems with the traditionally accepted hell doctrine and how it keeps people from God and puts Him in the position of a tyrant. But consuming fire by Walter Veith would do much better. God bless

    (Edit) and zeitgiest refuted and debunked: religious portion. The man that made it absolutely "owned" it in scholarly fashion, exposing lie after lie of religious theories and opinions that the doc tried to put foward and cite as fact. It clearly shows zeitgiest had an agenda to deceive.

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  • August 18, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    CHRISTIANITY IS DYING ISLAM IS GROWING, TAKBEER!

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  • August 19, 2019 at 4:18 pm
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    But this will not change the truth that Jesus was a prophet and not God.

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  • August 19, 2019 at 5:25 pm
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    "A Woman Rides A Beast " read it and follow Fritz Springmeier then understand what is what!

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  • August 22, 2019 at 3:22 am
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    Maybe the logical and simple answer that people avoid is that it just doesn't make any sense once analyzed. Once people invest so much into something they justify it by any means, which is only human nature. I admire physicists,biologists, technologists and more, yet I understand the limitations of our knowledge. Fear of the unknown drives religion yet there are so many resources to utilize to gain a better understanding of our reality. Such an age of unprecedented information and access yet so many still turn a blind eye on asking the hard questions.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 4:00 am
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    Islam = Shias & Sunni

    Christianity = Catholics, Protestant, Presbyterian etc

    Hinduism = only Hindus & nothing.
    From the beginning itself those 2 religion were confusing to their believers hence they divided as per different faith but in Hinduism God message is clear without any confusion.

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  • August 23, 2019 at 9:28 pm
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    Searth for the ebionites.

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  • August 24, 2019 at 6:16 am
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    Brian, I see your point here. The problem is that it would appear uncomfortable to outright state that Christianity is the foundational "culture" of Europe. However, I truly believe it is. By professing that Christianity is for everyone, it waters down the highest values of Christianity which is essential to the character and peoplehood of Europeans. The problem is that so many non Europeans have been forced converted into Christianity, and even though they mostly do not have the same ancestral connection to Christianity as Europeans, they are all uncritically considered equally as Christian as Europeans.

    As a West African American, I have no problems recognizing that Christianity is the foundational culture of Europe and to eliminate it could be synonymous to eliminating Europeans as a people. I do not think that is right at all. The dilemma is admitting that to be Christian is to be European descendant. I go further to say to be Christian is to be a blood European. Consequently, as an African American, it would not be correct to call myself a blood Christian. Perhaps, the most Christian a non European descendant could be is "Cultural" or 'Business" Christian. In other words, a non European that willingly participates in Christian common life as defined in Western secular constitution, or Christian form of commerce as defined in Western secular commercial and financial laws. By extension, the moral behaviors and commands in the Christian Faith will be binding on blood European Christians. As for non Europeans that live in the West, as I do, we will be noted as non blood Christians, but Christian faith Believers' allies, since we have chosen to live in the Western world.

    With more conversations and dialogues, perhaps we can all come up with a better solution that helps guarantee the retention of blood European Christianity in the West.

    Hope to hear from you.

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  • August 27, 2019 at 3:00 am
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    Reasons is that, christian parents forced their kids to being Christian, pray everyday, go to church every Sunday and those kids or teens just want to spend their own time. They learn about Christianity dark history like slavery, killing natives and all those sorts, they may also think that Christianity was made from a white man and thus they leave Christianity growing up. You don’t have to go to church every Sunday to be a Christian, you just follow Jesus through heart. And for those forceful Christian parents, please let your kids enjoy their time and have normal life.

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  • August 28, 2019 at 8:29 am
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    Jesus was a man

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  • August 28, 2019 at 10:07 pm
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    See you westerns in 30years… Greetings from Slavic dude!

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  • August 29, 2019 at 11:05 am
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    Get a haircut and a shave hippie

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  • August 30, 2019 at 1:42 am
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    Religion is declining because people can google questions about the bible and realize the bible is immoral/ doesn’t make sense?

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  • August 30, 2019 at 11:36 am
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    Actually religion is dying

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  • August 30, 2019 at 12:21 pm
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    I'm from India this is karma bro in India converted Christian are converting hindus to Christian for money.this is karma jejus is watching

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  • September 1, 2019 at 12:10 pm
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    RIP Brians 20$ shoes

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  • September 8, 2019 at 7:27 pm
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    Well I just got saved…. In America we are lucky to have so many Christians IMO. Imagine being born in a Muslim country and trying to be christian, you could be killed. Modern Christians have a bad rep becuase are just overall lukewarm, cowardly and don't actually try to evangelize people which is the most important thing…!! I could have been saved sooner and there are so many people who wont be saved becuase modern Christians are just prideful and want to blend in and not rock the societal boat. It's LAME… I suffered with mk mind control in an occult family without access to a Bible for 24 years without Christ…. I wish there were more street preachers and truly faithful passionate followers of God out there actully helping people, not pretending.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 4:32 pm
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    Bronze age values and modern day values don't align that is why.

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  • September 9, 2019 at 10:16 pm
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    Wow didn't expect to see my old spiritual director , fr Wong, when clicking on this video

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