It’s not unfair to say that, in America, Christendom has fallen. True, it hasn’t hit the ground yet but it’s plummeting towards it insofar as it being a cohesive ethical, social, and political force in America. Christendom’s fall is a woeful but not unexpected course of events and may well be the harbinger of America’s fall as well.
Simply put, this is because the Church, as opposed to- and separate from the Faith, grew, and grew, and grew – and outgrew its purpose, thereby destroying itself. It became something that was largely alien, antithetical even in some instances, from its actual duty and lost its flocks.
One statement, often repeated in clerical circles, sums up the problem that various sects of the Christian church are facing.
The church began as a fellowship in rural Judea. It grew into a movement in Jerusalem. It became a philosophy in Greece, an institution in Rome, a culture in Europe and, when it came to America, it became a business… a highly profitable business.
Despite the hopeful cries of the Godless – and many Pagans – it’s not, insofar as I can see, any issue with Christianity’s doctrine or dogma that has caused Christendom’s fall. It is that the churches have become to embroiled in the secular matters of being businesses and have debased their message of faith by doing so.