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Is Christianity Really Dying in America?

05-14-2015
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A recent survey by the Pew Research Center shows the number of people who call themselves Christians is at all-time low, while those who profess no religious affiliation is at an all-time high.

The mainstream media is reporting the story as if it's the end of Christianity. But Dr. Russell Moore, with the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, has a different perspective.

"We do not have more atheists in America today than in previous generations. We simply have more honest atheists in America," he wrote on his blog recently.

Despite the rise in those who don't believe, Moore said the study actually reveals hope for the faith.

"Christianity isn't normal anymore. It never should have been. The increasing strangeness of Christianity might be bad news for America, but it's good news for the Church," he wrote.

"The Bible Belt may fall. So be it. Christianity emerged from a Roman Empire hostile to the core to the idea of a crucified and resurrected Messiah," he said. "We've been on the wrong side of history since Rome, and it was enough to turn the world upside down."

Moore spoke with CBN's Efrem Graham about what this study reveals about the future of the Christian faith in America. Click play to watch.

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