Now also when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, until I have proclaimed Your strength to this generation, and Your power to everyone who is to come. Psalms 71:18 MEV
We must share what we’ve seen and impart what we have to those who have come after us lest they be led astray and vulnerable to the destroyer.
Christianity is only one generation away from extinction. Sadly, a true Christian witness is not being heard by those who most need it. The result is that we have believers who are being drawn away to destruction.
The Elders must reach the next generations before it is too late.
Consider the findings of the Barna Group, in association with Summit Ministries:
“Unsurprisingly, the study shows that Millennials and Gen-Xers are in some cases eight times more likely to accept unbiblical worldviews, and that males are more susceptible than females at a 2:1 ratio. Here are seven of the most shocking false beliefs that many Christians hold:
- 61% of practicing Christians agree with anti-biblical ideas rooted in New Spirituality.
- 38% of practicing Christians are sympathetic to some Muslim teachings.
- 28% of practicing Christians strongly agree with the illogical false idea that “all people pray to the same god or spirit.”
- 23% of practicing Christians strongly agree with the idea that “what is morally right or wrong depends on what an individual believes.”
- 20% of Christians falsely believe that “meaning and purpose comes from working hard” and earning as much as possible.
- 14% of practicing Christians strongly agree with the unbiblical notion that “the government, rather than individuals, should control as much of the resources as necessary to ensure that everyone gets their fair share.”
- 11% of practicing Christians buy into the false Marxist idea that “private property encourages greed and envy.”
We live in a world of competing ideas and worldviews. In an increasingly globalized and interconnected world, Christians are more aware of (and influenced by) disparate views than ever. But just how much have other worldviews crept into Christians’ perspectives? Barna’s research shows that only 17 percent of Christians who consider their faith important and attend church regularly actually have a biblical worldview”
There is a need for the Elders to embrace the young and declare the whole counsel of God with signs following.
Pray for open doors.