"Not forsaking our assembly, as some are accustomed: but comforting one anther, and so much the more as you see the day approaching. For if we sin willfully after having the knowledge of the truth, there is now left no sacrifice for sins: but a certain dreadful expectation of judgment, and the rage of a fire which shall consume the adversaries" (Hebrews 10:25-27 Douay Rheims).
by Mark Mountjoy
All over the West Christian churches are facing an existential crisis. Unlike the churches in the global south (who are growing by leaps and bounds) churches in Europe and North America are faced with epidemic disinterest and small turnouts. But this is not true of every kind of church, but specifically churches who have not kept a pulse on the felt needs of modern mankind. In general, people have definite reasons why they would not attend church: some do not believe the church is relevant; some do not believe in God; some think Christians are too narrow-minded and dogmatic. But some Christians do not go to church nor attempt to start and sustain a ministry because they do not believe assembling is relevant after the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D.70.