Churches Headed for Collapse

With recent reports that more Americans say they have no religion -- now comes this prediction: Evangelicalism on the outs, says author Jim Brown.

A Christian writer is predicting a "major collapse of evangelical Christianity" to occur within ten years.

Christian blogger Michael Spencer says evangelicalism as it is known in the West is "bloated and hyper-inflated" and will soon collapse because of its emphasis on the culture war and affiliation with the Republican Party. According to Spencer, many people who are identifying themselves as evangelicals are not at all sold on the evangelical version of personal discipleship and commitment to Jesus Christ.

He expects about half of evangelical churches will die off in the next 25 to 30 years due to generational reasons or because their members become more attracted to a secular version of life.
(OneNewsNow - 3/12/2009)