The Cradle of Christianity in the US Is Now Its Most Post-Christian Region

2Th 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
2Th 2:3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
2Th 2:4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.

The United States’ northeast region was once home to the Puritans and other devout Christians who came to the New World so they could practice Christianity in freedom.

Today, it is the most “post-Christian” region in America, according to new research by the Barna Group.

The latest Barna study reveals that northeast cities rank in the top eight out of 10 most post-Christian cities in America.

The top 10 include:

  1. Springfield-Holyoke, MA
  2. Portland-Auburn, ME
  3. Providence, RI
  4. New Bedford, MA
  5. Burlington, VT
  6. Boston, MA
  7. Manchester, NH
  8. Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY
  9. Hartford-New Haven, CT
  10. Rochester, NY
  11. Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-San Luis Obispo, CA
  12. Seattle-Tacoma, WA

In the study, Barna defines “post Christian” according to 16 characteristics, including whether individuals identify as atheist, have never made a commitment to Jesus, have not attended church in the last year or have not read the Bible in the last week.

The research was conducted over a 10-year period. The data was collected from 21,378 people.

Barna wrote in 2017 that “the role of religion in public life has been slowly diminishing, and the church no longer functions with the cultural authority it held in times past.”

“These are unique days for the church in America as it learns what it means to flourish in a new ‘Post-Christian’ era,” Barna states.

Source: Barna: The Cradle of Christianity in the US Is Now Its Most Post-Christian Region | CBN News

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