(CHRISTIAN POST) — Contrary to critics in the mainstream suggesting Christianity’s death might be near due to the rise of the “nones” or “religiously unaffiliated” in the United States, the faith is at its most important and promising moment in history, argues a young pastor and professor of religion.

The Pew Research Center polling last October showed that one-fifth of the people in the U.S. – and a third of adults under 30 – do not identify with any religion, which led many in the secular press to project Christianity as a dying religion.

But the view that Christianity is “on a respirator” overlooks the evidence of the growing influence of the faith, says Johnnie Moore, a vice president, professor of religion, and campus pastor at the nearly 100,000-student Liberty University in Virginia, in an article for Fox News.

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