God is culling them early to split up the wheat and the chaff.
Good riddance. All churchgoers go straight to hell when they die, no exceptions. Nobody will be more overrepresented than churchgoers in hell.
Unless you have confessed your sins to Christ and received the Holy Spirit, you are not a Christian. Everybody else is just there to further glorify God. If all it takes is a little economic hardship to make you forget the Lord, you were never really in his flock to begin with.