As church affiliation plummets and American Christians fret about becoming a minority, we would do well to remember that Christians have always been a minority.
Consider texts like these:
“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.
For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.” (Matthew 7:13-14)
For many are called, but few are chosen.” (Matthew 22:14)
And someone said to him, “Lord, will those who are saved be few?” And he said to them, “Strive to enter through the narrow door. For many, I tell you, will seek to enter and will not be able. (Luke 13:23-24)