This is NOT your father’s faith!

A recent survey by the Barna Group (complete story found here) shows young adults are “abandoning the biblical faith of their elders” at an alarming rate. The survey points out young adults in their 20s and 30s were at least twice as likely as their elders to have engaged in immoral behavior.

aspirinsmblue.jpgNow I find this survey disturbing, of course, but I do not agree with the premise statement of the survey that young adults have “abandoned the biblical faith of their elders.” The real problem is that young adults have never even been introduced to the biblical faith of their elders. They have never been fed the meat of the Word. They are spiritual babes if they are saved at all. Easy believe-ism and “seeker sensitivity” have replaced sound doctrine. So, rather than learning the biblical faith, kids these days are learning this instead.

Anyone have anything for a headache?

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Building something “Godly”

Next Tuesday is election day in America and churches everywhere are publishing voter’s guides and encouraging their members to “get out and vote” because, apparently, our primary purpose is to put a stop to everything from same-sex marriages to cussin’. After all, the mantra goes, this is a “Christian Nation” and we need to reclaim it for God. Well, consider this: A new Harris poll reveals that 42 percent of Americans are not “absolutely certain” there even is a God, you can read a complete story about it here.

thidbutton.jpgNow, this is disturbing news, of course. But if our immediate response is to “elect godly leaders” then we are waaay off base. Elected officials — even “godly” ones — can’t fix what ails America. The problem with America is sin. God alone has the ability to effectively deal with that.

Look in Scripture. Find the passages that instruct believers to “fix” mankind through the political process (I can save you some time — it’s not in there). Now find the passages where believers are instructed to make disciples, to teach of the things of God, to boldly proclaim His name and to get into the fields that are white unto harvest. You see my point?

We have become so consumed with manipulating the behavior of Americans through the force of elected officials that we have neglected introducing them to the One who has the power to change them completely. As believers we need to consume ourselves with His will and His glory. Matthew 6:33 says, “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Let’s concern ourselves with the things of God and stop allowing the temporal things of man to distract us from our purpose. As believers we should be obsessed with building a “godly” church and leave the nation in God’s hands. Remember, we serve the King of kings regardless of who occupies some office in Washington.

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