Warning Signs of Religious Declension
Loughbrickland Reformed Presbyterian Church
Warning Signs of Religious Declension
Author Unknown, Article First Appeared in the Watchword Magazine (Editor: James Begg)

Many are the warning signs of religious declension and spiritual back-sliding in a professing Christian. It is a mark of religious declension, or worse:

If these warning signs be found in a believer, he or she is in great need of God's pardoning mercy and restoring grace. "Have mercy upon me, O God ... Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities, Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me ... Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation." Psalm 51:1,9,10,12. In any case, those who profess the name of Christ must constantly be relying on the Keeper of Israel for preservation.