In the old days, poor people went to the churches for food and support.
Today, poor people receive their hand outs and support from the federal government.
I believe that the reason for the decline in church attendance and membership is that people now go to the federal government, for their help and needs, instead of the churches.
My conclusion is the federal government is indirectly destroying the Churches because people no longer need the church since the federal government is furnishing all their needs.
Christian Membership Declines