Apologist, author, and friend of FaithSearch, J. Warner Wallace, recently analyzed a 2018 Pew Research Center Report which concluded that a fast growing group called “religious nones,” are leaving the Church because they are anti-church and no longer agree with its teachings.
Wallace discovered that when these “nones” are allowed to answer in their own words, the reason they gave is that they no longer believed it was true. Typical comments included: “rational thought makes religion go out the window,” and “the lack of any sort of scientific or specific evidence of a creator.” The teaching they most often questioned was the existence of God. They described religious beliefs as innately blind and unreasonable.
We at FaithSearch know those views don’t accurately reflect the abundant evidence supporting the Christian faith. People are leaving the Church because they have never heard a Christian make a case for God or the historicity of the Gospel records of Jesus. As Jim comments, “We know why young Christians are leaving. Now it’s time to give them a reason to stay.”
The mission of FaithSearch to “proclaim the Gospel with evidence” is on target to do just that, and fulfill the biblical mandate to “give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15).
Source: J. Warner Wallace Daily Email; “Why Young Ex-Christians are Ex-Christians.”