Millions of people attend church in one form or another and it truly remains an important part of life for many. Religion and religious beliefs are at the hearts of many and it never leaves us; it can be put to the back of our minds but it never leaves truly. However, what about modern churches? Are they any different from what they were from the early 20th century? Can a modern family have a place in a modern day church?
Is There A Decline In Numbers?
Within the last ten years, churches have seen a slight decline in the amount of people attending regular mass. The truth is there aren’t as many who want or are able to attend church on a regular basis as there was a hundred years ago. Also, priorities have changed somewhat too and, as such, church and religious prayers are an afterthought. However, while there has been a decline in church goers and indeed a change to religion in general, there has been an increase in religious following. You might think not but the reason why there is because modern people aren’t attending church despite the fact they pray and believe in the Lord. There is a decline in one area, i.e. attending regular church services, but an increase in following. That might seem a little odd but it is the case.
Are Beliefs Changing?
Religious beliefs have changed from a number of years ago. The early 1900s were totally different from the religious beliefs in the 1960s and, today, they are very different as well. However, that isn’t always such a bad thing depending on how on look upon these views. It’s easy to understand why some beliefs have changed in people’s minds simply because they are moving with the times. You cannot blame modern men, women, and children for not following the religious beliefs of old, its nature for things to change. There are many who disagree and say religious beliefs are there for a reason and should be followed closely. Again, it depends on how someone looks at religion. Religion can be different in every eye.
Why Modern Day Church Opens It’s Door to Everyone
Church should be a place where every person feels safe to express their feelings and to pray silently to God. Modern day churches are now able to throw open their doors as the world changes and adapts. It’s unusual to say the least because only a few years ago, people were more closed minded and that hampered things in a sense. Religion is more understanding than what people believe and it should be that people of multiple faiths can come together and pray as one. Modern churches are now embracing the modern lifestyles albeit being respectful for their own personal beliefs and to God’s.
Modernization in Church Can Be Good
There are many families who for one reason or another, do not feel welcome at church. For some, they think since they’ve missed many regular meetings they won’t be as welcomed and for others, they feel unsure of the whole church experience. However, modern day churches aren’t what they used to be. They are friendly, welcoming and if you’re in need, there will be someone there to help. Today, church is important whether you’re a regular visitor or an occasional one.For more details continue reading here http://www.relevantmagazine.com/god/church/4-ways-modern-church-looks-nothing-early-church