'Post-Christian Era'? Don't Tell Third World

Excerpt:  There is a general belief today that we are living in a post-Christian era.The theory is that because Christianity is in decline in the West, it is also losing its power to influence culture and shape the course of human history. This theory is often summarized in the refrain, "As the West goes, so goes Christianity."

There is no doubt secularism has virtually depleted the West of a Christian consciousness. It's as though the final great apostasy prophesied in the book of Revelation is unfolding before our very eyes.

Dutifully we remind ourselves that it is "a post-Christian era" – which in turn has had the effect of institutionalizing apathy among many Christians, who have hunkered down in their little ghetto-communes awaiting Christ's imminent return instead of obediently working to re-disciple the West and its culture.

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