Persecution and the Last Days of the Church Age- Part I 28.32.2019 Larry Shepard Pugh Research statistics compiled from 2010-2015 reveal that Christianity is declining in America and around the world. Animosity toward Christianity is rising and people are leaving the Church in record numbers. These stats also reveal that all other religions (except Buddhism) are growing and that 40% of Christians will live in sub-Saharan Africa by 2050! As we approach the end of the Church Age and the second coming of Christ, how will the Church respond to these trends? This article will explore what we have done to contribute to this situation and what we should be doing now.