Thursday, 16 August 2012

Two possible bleak futures for Christianity - protestant and catholic

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If present trends continue the future of Christianity is bleak (at least in the West).

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If secular Leftism triumphs, then I would foresee all church hierarchies being completely subverted to Leftism - or else crushed.

Therefore Christianity will survive but only in an extreme protestant form, dispersed in small and secret groups (such as 'home churches'); without the aid of sacraments and priests, based on scripture (perhaps memorized? if printed copies are suppressed) and prayer.

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If another religion triumphs, then Christianity will survive but only by submission, and by acceptance of permanent second class (and exploited) political status.

This would require that Christians be cohesive, and they would necessarily be coerced into a single (small 'c') catholic denominational unit - and the Christianity would therefore be episcopal and sacramentally based (the church controlling the sacraments).

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But Christianity will survive, that we have been promised, by the prophecies - however these also say Christianity will, by the end, be small - Christians will be few.

What 'few' means in terms of actual numbers is unknown - but certainly implies a small minority of Men.

Will those few be few and scattered? Or few and a single cohesive unit? Who knows...

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