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Power Point - August 10, 2005

August 10, 2005


But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.

--James 3:14-16


Many of our teenagers today are facing a world view that is very much anti-Christian! Every value we hold dear and precious is being challenged. And young people are not as grounded or experienced in the Christian faith as adults. They are facing an incredible and overwhelming challenge to follow a biblical Christian world view.


Quite honestly, many of us who are parents have fallen asleep. We’re not paying attention anymore. We’re not even aware of what is being taught in our schools. I’m certainly thankful for the teachers and educators in public schools who are sharing their faith in the classroom. But in some situations, we’re paying humanists to systematically seduce our children into their way of thinking.


Many schools have even become “value-neutral” toward religion. They are neither for it nor against it, and they certainly won’t participate. Our world views affect everything in our lives, future, and families. We dare not huddle in our churches, hiding behind the stained glass, while those who hold an opposite world view than Christianity aggressively and militantly challenge everything we hold sacred!


In the passage mentioned this week, James warns us that personal and public morality is at stake. Surely we know that the freedom of religion is becoming an apparent issue in America. And as scary as that is, once the freedom of religion is taken away, all other freedoms will follow behind and soon be gone.


The family is at stake. The sanctity of life is at stake. The issues of law and order are being questioned as to whether or not they are fixed or fluid. People are questioning whether or not the law comes from God or man. The conscience of the culture is being weighed in the balance.


Ask the Lord to infiltrate our schools, homes, offices, and communities once again. Pray that the Lord would protect the hearts and minds of your children and family from the anti-Christian worldview. And pray that people would wake up to the drastic changes taking place in our country and seek to follow the Lord.




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