The hard facts are in, the Bible believing churches of the U.S. will lose two-thirds of all their children to hell! “The next generation is already calling it quits on the traditional church…” declares Ken Ham, the head of Answers in Genesis. His researchers lay down the grim assessment in his book, Already Gone, that we are losing our kids while attending elementary, middle and high school. And the saddest part is the statistics prove the church is making it worse, and driving them away to be hardened and resistant to the church.
Josh McDowell already published his warning, titled, The Last Christian Generation. He declares, “The majority of our young people no longer embrace true Christianity. We must reintroduce them to who Christ really is. They know the facts, but they don’t know him.” He goes on to say, “They have redefined what it means to be Christian. The majority of our churched young people do not believe Christ is the Son of God, do not believe the Holy Spirit is a real entity, and think “doing good” earns them a place in heaven. Their attitudes and behavior are virtually no different than those of non-Christians.” With great concern, Josh McDowell documents the urgency of the crisis!
Sunday school and children’s churches are not teaching the kids the foundations of scripture, therefore, many by middle school doubt the Bible because they have everyone telling them the Bible is not accurate, has mistakes, it was written by men, and science has proved the Bible is false. Government [Public] controlled schools demand evolution is true and force it upon every child in science classes. Immoral sexual standards are forced on them in health classes. The American history courses have been rewritten to remove all positive facts of God and the founding of our nation.
While little Bible stories with little substance or personal application are taught in the children’s ministry of most churches, the kids DO NOT hear answers or evidence of Biblical truth. According to Ham, 39.8% of churched middle schoolers have stopped believing all the accounts and stories in the Bible are true. Then add 43.7% more of churched kids who jump ship as high school students and reject the Bible stories as truth. Only 10.9% more do this by the time they enter college. 83.5% were lost way before they got to the universities.
Drastic measures must be taken right now by true churches, or we will be like modern Great Britain, within 30 years. They have multitudes of abandoned church buildings that have been converted to everything except the worship of the living God. Only a tiny remnant of the population go to church. Every church leader must call their church to emergency prayer and an immediate reformation of their education departments.
It is not a babysitting ministry, but a ministry that must have dollars plowed into it for a complete overhauling of purpose, direction, and practice. You must enlarge your vision to equip the parents to train up their children in the way they should go. You must wed the power and resources of the church to the fathers and mothers of the children. You must capture their attention with powerful life changing truth.
This is the only way you will save them!
Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord [the only Lord].
5 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with your entire being and with all your might.
6 And these words which I am commanding you this day shall be [first] in your [own] minds and hearts; [then]
7 You shall whet and sharpen them so as to make them penetrate, and teach and impress them diligently upon the [minds and] hearts of your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.
8 And you shall bind them as a sign upon your hand, and they shall be as frontlets (forehead bands) between your eyes.
9 And you shall write them upon the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
Deut 6:4-9 (AMP)
An obsession toward teaching the truth is the recognized way according to the Lord. I am sure there are a few solutions to this epidemic spiritual disease. Most parents ignore their teaching responsibilities. A spiritual revival must happen in the home that spills over into the local church. A concerted effort to see our children and grandchildren meet us in heaven must begin NOW!
The core of change for every home and church is this: we must clearly answer the doubts that the government schools are pounding into the kids heads [remember Satan did this to Eve], and we must develop character through a specific plan of action and education, as we clearly teach the Good News of Jesus.
We must decide if the government indoctrination is what our children need to hear day after day. We must put into the hands of parents, simple, easy to use resources to teach their kids during the week the powerful truth of scripture. The crisis is real, the kids are losing their faith right under your noses! Rise up and change, and do it now!