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7-In-10 Pastors Say ‘Fear’ Is Growing Within Their Congregations

A study published Tuesday found that almost 69% of pastors believe there is a growing sense of fear within their congregations about the future of America and the rest of the world.

The Lifeway Research study found that 63% of their churches have a growing sense of dread about the future of Christianity in America. “The Bible tells followers of Jesus Christ to expect trials, tribulations and suffering,” Lifeway Research executive director Scott McConnell said in a statement. “However, Scripture doesn’t prescribe fear as the response to adversity. Instead, it frequently encourages rejoicing and faithfulness as anxieties are cast upon God.”

White and Hispanic pastors were found to feel the most dread and fear coming from their congregation. Non-denominational, Methodist, Baptist, and Lutheran churches spotted the fear at a greater rate than Pentecostal counterparts, Lifeway noted.

Fear Dropping? Or Normalized

In 2010, 76% of pastors felt a growing sense of fear within their congregations. But think about how different life was at that time. We were two years into the Obama Administration, two years into a global financial recession, and America was desperately seeking a solution in real-time. (LEARN MORE: PublicSq., RedBalloon Step In To Support Bud Light Workers After Layoffs)

Now? We are two years out of a global pandemic that saw the largest government overreach in modern history. We’re struggling financially through the Biden Financial Crisis. And we’re just about to head into an election year. There are so many uncertainties about the future right now, but one thing is always for sure… He will always be there to guide you through the darkness and into the light.

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