Christians, Stop and Think

September 30, 2013

 Christians,      Stop and think     

                                                                                           

While we slept the enemy sowed tares.  For a long time now Satan, our enemy, has been sowing tares in the minds of our precious young people.  When children came home from school and told their parents, “They are teaching evolution in the school”, mom and dad thought, “Ah, it’s just a theory.”  Yes, that’s all it is, but the schools have convinced our children that it’s a scientific fact.  It has altered the thinking, attitude and behavior of a generation.  More and more are now thinking that men are just glorified animals.

We have lost a generation of young people.  They tell us “Christianity isn’t relevant.”  Why?  because they have been brainwashed to think that evolution is a scientific fact.  They haven’t examined the evidence.  After hearing it over and over again they accept it as truth without questioning it.

Our children and young people have also been indoctrinated in the humanistic philosophy that man can solve all his problems without the need of God.  My question is, if that’s true, why aren’t they doing it?  We are going from bad to worse.  Instead of seeking wisdom for the Word of God, people are going to psychologists who schedule them for sessions of psychological jargon that doesn’t solve their problems.  To the contrary, those who take heed to biblical principles find solutions to their problems.

Churches are dying because of a lack of leadership.  Mission works are closing for the lack of missionaries. Seminaries are closing for the lack of students.  Christian camps have closed and are up for sale because of the lack of campers.  Fifty years ago we should have foreseen that this day would come but Satan blinded our eyes.  We have a lot of repenting to do.

Where do we go from here? What’s the solution?  How do we get this trend turned around?  There is no easy answer short of a revival of genuine biblical Christianity.

Since we have lost our young people, the bulk of the people attending our churches are retired or reaching retirement age.  Sunday school attendance is down.  One solution would be for churches to make a concerted effort to reach young families.  They are the key to getting this trend turned around.  They can rescue their children from the erroneous indoctrination in the public schools.  To do so, they will need to take a more aggressive roll in their children´s education.

Will it take a generation to retrieve what we have lost?  I hope not.  I would like to challenge pastors to get together to pray and form “think tanks” to look for solutions.  Bible colleges and seminaries need to give serious consideration to changes they need to make in their curriculums to change the situation.  One area of weakness I have detected is that churches aren’t making use of discipleship studies.  Sunday school classes, from children through adults, should be set up as a training class. Perhaps it would be wise to give diplomas to those who pass the course with passing grades.

It’s time for the people who know God to “be strong and do exploits” (Daniel 11:32).  It’s time to abandon self centered, superficial Christianity.  We need to put on the whole armor of God, that is found in Ephesians 6:10-18, and go out to do battle with the enemy.  Our God is all powerful.  He can give us the power to win victories.  “Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong” (I Corinthians 16:13).

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