Over the last decade, the decline in religion has absolutely snowballed in the United States, as Americans adopt a materialistic worldview and move towards a left-leaning, socialist vision of a utopia without God.
A massive change is underway in America at a societal level. It is a move that threatens to radically transform America’s governmental, political, societal, and religious landscape.
On a political level, there is a move to transform America from a Republic into a Democratic-socialist form of democracy. This could potentially move towards pure socialism, and history has shown that socialism always moves towards communism. Communism always moves towards atheism.
Rev. Michael P. Orsi, priest of the Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, as parochial vicar at St. Agnes Parish in Naples, Florida, writes that “wherever socialism has been tried, invariably it has turned into communism. And because communism is atheistic, the end result has always been tyranny, suffering, and death.”
“Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God.”
“But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. Avoid such people.”
– 2 Timothy 3:1-5
A number of religions, as well as even astrology, predicted a changing world that is moving in the exact direction we see before us at present.
The Bible predicted that people would abandon religion and rely on their own wisdom, as well as false teachings.
“Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,”
–1 Timothy 4:1
Whether or not you think astrology is a hoax or pseudoscience at best, it predicted earth ages, which occur roughly every 2,000 years, and are surprisingly accurate in many respects. The events astrology foresaw for the Age of Pisces or the Piscean Age seems to accurately describe the years of Bible history and the birth of the Savior Jesus Christ.
Even more interesting is what astrology foresaw for the Age of Aquarius. While astrologers debate on whether we are in this Age now or whether it will come soon, the description of what will happen in this Age fittingly describes our present era.
Astrology saw the age of Aquarius as a time of invention, innovation, information, electricity, rapid technological advancement, communication, idealism, humanitarianism, collectivism, social movements, religious changes, rebellion, and change.
One only has to think back to the industrial revolution and see that this marked a time of profound change in the world unlike any other in history. Many technological changes began to happen around the 1950s, revolution and social change began in the 1960s and is ramping up profoundly again.
The 1980s and beyond witnessed an explosion in technology, information, and communication. Currently, we are seeing a strong move towards social movements, collectivism, idealism, humanitarianism, societal change, and religious change.
With an open mind, one must acknowledge that these predictions about the Age of Aquarius in astrology cannot be easily discounted.
These astrological predictions are interesting. However, for Christians, the Bible tells us not to seek out any other source of prophetic knowledge than from God.
“Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.”
On that the religious front, America has changed drastically.
In an article entitled “Giving Up on God: The Global Decline of Religion,” Robert F. Inglehart wrote in Foreign Affairs Magazine about the worldwide fall of faith.
“Since 2007, there has been a remarkably sharp trend away from religion. In virtually every high-income country, religion has continued to decline,” Inglehart wrote. “From about 2007 to 2019, the overwhelming majority of the countries we studied—43 out of 49—became less religious.”
“The United States now ranks as the 11th least religious country for which we have data,” Inglehart added.
“Almost two-thirds of teens who grow up in a church drop out of religion in their twenties, a Barna and LifeWay survey found,” according to a report by written by James A. Haught and published by Informed Comment.
According to the Pew Research Center, as of 2019, roughly 65 percent of American adults identified as Christian, and those who identify as “nothing in particular” was at 26 percent, an increase of 17 percent since 2009.