Friday, April 5, 2013
Church failure according to church leaders
Chuches' failure is an awesome post detailing why our children don't go to church as young adults. I have a liberal friend of mine to thank for the link.
This friend of mine is a decent man looking for truth in his life and slowly realizing the Truth. We went to college together, we played college football together, we spent holidays at my family's home together, he stood up in SD and my wedding, he is a black man from a single mom, I am a white man from a nuclear family, and we have had very different political opinions in the past. However, we both see the desperate need of return to the church for our society. It is very difficult for someone with my views on life to be accepted by liberals. The liberals I know are from my past and put up with my presence because they know me and my sincerity. They still get mad at me and occasionally threaten to no longer talk to me. But, when they see me attack the neo-con message with as much, if not more, vengeance; they like to keep me around.
Back to the link. The church is too normal and mainstream to mean anything to young people. Such a great insight. The church just continues to adopt cultural norms and expects to have an effect on society. Today's church reacts to pop culture by...wait for it...becoming more pop culture. The Bible doesn't do that. It is the Truth. God's Word doesn't care about Sodom and Gomorrah's practices. The Truth is not democratic. A church cannot possibly hope to reach young adults by appearing no different than the rave they went to Saturday night.
The most significant part of the article was how parents and the church have failed to show young people how biblical Truth applies to their lives. The church isn't living the Truths of scripture. The church and Christians aren't standing on principle. They aren't tackling the new problems of today's society with a moral compass of the Bible. Attention Christian parents: QUIT SUCKING! Quit being afraid of dealing with today's issues on biblical terms. That is what will win our children over to the Christian morality of living life. Use your knowledge to defeat these lies and enemies in your own life and guide your children on how to do it as well.
Do not stand in fear of the Goliath of our time. Proudly proclaim your faith and know that biblical Truth will always win the day.