Saying that Jesus is coming at any moment and that everything will get worse before He comes."With such an approach there is therefore no reason to resist the darkness, and the Church functions "like a cancer patient in the final stages."If one thinks that Jesus will return at any moment, long-term thinking goes away.
Brown, a Messianic Jew, who came to faith in Jesus in 1971 at age 16, noted that such thinking was prevalent when he was young.
The years from 1900 to 1920 were rich with expanding social, political and cultural activity for women.
As America moved headlong from the Victorian to the modern age, a new image for women developed, symbolizing the changing times.
Yet the Barna research also reveals that the vast majority of congregants actually do want their pastors to speak on the issues, a desire that is legitimate, Brown said, particularly given how quickly culture appears to be deteriorating.
He noted that he sees many fine leaders in the Body doing a great job but too many need to take a stand."I challenge every pastor as a fellow leader in America, ask yourself this question: Are you a shepherd or are you a hireling? Throughout the book Brown cites several examples of times where conventional wisdom and professional pollsters misread the times, the most recent of which was the 2016 presidential election.
Over the years, Miss America has continually made a difference in people’s lives through her charitable and community service endeavors, using her national platform to educate millions of Americans on important issues facing society.Brown's granddaughter is now 16."If we will esteem family the way God does, if we will get excited about bringing children into the world and if we will live by God's principles, as husbands and wives, as mothers and fathers, then we with a culture of life, a culture that celebrates children and families, we will be the dominant force on the planet in a generation or two."Just as Orthodox Jews do not intermarry and have many children, the same holds true for Christians who practice a culture that values life.By both numbers and godly example "we could easily outlast the destructive culture in which we live, demonstrating that God's ways are best," Brown said.The books 14 chapters don't attempt to hide how ill America has become.Between the years 19 the divorce rate doubled, teen suicides tripled, and the rate of reported violent crime quadrupled.