For many years, the trends experienced in the United Kingdom eventually make their way to the United States. Many social phenomena experienced in the United Kingdom end up here about 20-30 years later, sometimes longer and sometimes quicker.
Friends of mine from the United Kingdom have told me that Christianity really began to decline in England about 30 years ago. Many churches left their Christian principles and foundations and embraced secular liberalism in hopes of keeping their doors open. They strove to turn worship services into entertainment shows, just to fill the pews and the offering plates.
However, British society grew even more liberal in many social ways and as they did, many churches saw their congregations dwindle. Over time, many churches were forced to close their doors due to lack of people and money.
My dear friend was born and raised in Scotland but has spent a large portion of his life as a pastor in England. He has shared with me how so many churches are now hotels, businesses, pubs and Muslim mosques. He said that nearly 20 years ago, thousands of Muslims fled Albania and other surrounding nations and immigrated to England. He has seen entire communities and small towns turn from being nice Christian places to havens for Muslims. He has seen entire business centers change to Arabic signage and Muslim services and supplies. He also shared with me that the sexual and physical assault rates in many areas of heavy Muslim populations have skyrocketed. The more these communities become Muslim dominated, the more physical and sexual assaults there are against non-Muslim people.
My friend and others have been saying that the dying of Christian churches in England is a warning of the near future for America.
But don’t take his word for how bad it has gotten in the United Kingdom, check out this recent report that says at least 500 churches in the London area have closed while 423 new Muslim mosques have opened their doors:
“‘London is more Islamic than many Muslim countries put together’, according to Maulana Syed Raza Rizvi, one of the Islamic preachers who now lead ‘Londonistan’, as the journalist Melanie Phillips has called the English capital. No, Rizvi is not a right-wing extremist. Wole Soyinka, a Nobel Laureate for Literature, was less generous; he called the UK ‘a cesspit for Islamists’…”
“By 2020, estimates are that the number of Muslims attending prayers will reach at least 683,000, while the number of Christians attending weekly Mass will drop to 679,000. ‘The new cultural landscape of English cities has arrived; the homogenised, Christian landscape of state religion is in retreat’, said Ceri Peach of Oxford University. While nearly half of British Muslims are under the age of 25, a quarter of Christians are over 65. ‘In another 20 years there are going to be more active Muslims than there are churchgoers,’ said Keith Porteous Wood, director of the National Secular Society.”
“Since 2001, 500 London churches of all denominations have been turned into private homes. During the same period, British mosques have been proliferating. Between 2012 and 2014, the proportion of Britons who identify themselves as Anglicans fell from 21% to 17%, a decrease of 1.7 million people, while, according to a survey conducted by the respected NatCen Social Research Institute, the number of Muslims has grown by almost a million. Churchgoers are declining at a rate that within a generation, their number will be three times lower than that of Muslims who go regularly to mosque on Friday.”
So how has this been happening in the nation that was home to Christian legends like Charles Spurgeon and John Knox? According to the same report:
- “British multiculturalists are feeding Islamic fundamentalism. Muslims do not need to become the majority in the UK; they just need to gradually Islamize the most important cities. The change is already taking place.
- British personalities keep opening the door to introducing Islamic sharia law. One of the leading British judges, Sir James Munby, said that Christianity no longer influences the courts and these must be multicultural, which means more Islamic ideas. Rowan Williams, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, and Chief Justice Lord Phillips, also suggested that the English law should “incorporate” elements of sharia law.
- British universities are also advancing Islamic law. The academic guidelines, “External speakers in higher education institutions”, provide that “orthodox religious groups” may separate men and women during events. At the Queen Mary University of London, women have had to use a separate entrance and were forced to sit in a room without being able to ask questions or raise their hands, just as in Riyadh or Tehran.”
Don’t sit back and think this is happening in the UK and has nothing to do with the US. It’s already happening here in America and if we don’t take heed of what has happened in the United Kingdom, we are destined to be a Muslim nation in a few short years.