An extensive study of the 20-something crowd finds that those who were raised in conservative churches and Sunday Schools are MORE likely to doubt the Bible, approve of pre-marital sex, abortion, and macro-evolutionary theories! Going to church will harden you against God? Would it have been better if they had never gone to Sunday School?
In this ground-breaking interview on the Generations Radio broadcast, Ken Ham describes a deadly recipe for apostasy that includes the combination of a secular worldview, a compromising church, and massive abdication of parental responsibilities.
The fact of the matter is that America is in apostasy, and the vast majority of the nation's children and grandchildren will reject the God of the Bible. And if you still believe the Bible, you know that apostates do not go to heaven. For those parents who still envision their children and grandchildren still loving God in the year 2025, and going to heaven, the content of this program will be foundational.
Great Sermon! Why would a Christian send their children to the government schools since they have expelled God. Since the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, how can we send our children away to educators that reject this foundation. Christians should be at war with the philosophy of the gov. schools we should "Cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God".
a parent (3/11/2011)
Great Sermon! Mr Ham is RIGHT about teaching evolution. Many Christians who compromise with that demonic teaching (neo-pagan but with modern gadgets) are the ones who lose their kids. In the late 60s, evolution was taught as THEORY ONLY not FACT in the PUBLIC SCHOOL!!--the PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN CA!!
Questions and Comments I was wondering why they interviewed those who have left? They are not even Christians. Why don't they interview those who STAY in the faith? Those are the ones that would have the RIGHT answers that delve into when they became a Christian, how did their parents raise them up in the Lord, church experience, personal growth. 2nd question: So teaching them the stories of GREAT people of FAITH of Daniel, Moses,Joshua,Ruth,Esther & application is not good enough anymore? Premarital sex & homosexuals & abortion have always been around. Didn't God tell the Israelites to pass their faith to the next generation? Haven't we seen in the Bible where they failed to do so, therefore the Israelites failed to remember or know God & they became wicked & rebellious?
I believe it ALWAYS comes down to parenting.We can blame public schools or the Church even Sunday School, but it comes down to the PARENTS. My kids are in the public school & they have a SOLID BIBLICAL WORLD VIEW & they have a heart for Him. We've trained them since they could understand language. They have known Christ since they were very small. Their faith is strong. They don't shrink back. They ARE salt & light & don't hide it under a bushel. I am confident that they'll continue to love the Lord all the days of their lives.
John E. Jones (8/3/2009)
from Port Arthur, Texas
Great Sermon! This information confirms many statistics made available in the last couple of years. Parents are going to have to start teaching a biblical worldview in their homes. AIG along with many other organizations have provided the material needed without having to reinvent the wheel. As pastors we must begin to expect our parents to disciple their children, without total dependence on SS teachers and Youth ministers. The biblical method for teaching children are the parents. There is no substitute as Ken brings to light. I hope we as the Church take this info seriously before many more brokenhearted parents learn to late.
Peace and grace to all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ,
from Upper Midwest
The Trumpet of warning has sounded Ken and Kevin have performed the duty of watchmen well, and the Church must prepare. When the unchurched have more faith in Scripture than covenant children, then something is missing & they are cursed.
The Church must repent of the shortcomings in Confirmation programs and of the pride we have in incomplete cirriculums & confessions that serve our lusts. When we spend more time condemning other Churches than we do teaching authority of Scripture & Creation, then the curse has come.
Michael W (7/30/2009)
Basic answer I bless God for Ken Ham. He and AiG are doing a great job. We use their material. And yes what Ken says is true. Our kids are quiting church because they are not being taught the truth of creation and the authority of Scripture. But let us never forget, our kids quit church because they were never born again. This is what needs to be preached. Kids quit churches that believe in creation. But they will never quit church if they are converted and believe in Christ. Let's go back to the old gospel. To the old truths of the necessity and marks of true religion. "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." Do you know the basic reason why your kids will quit church? They were never born from above.
Kevin Swanson has served as elder and pastor of Reformation Church, OPC since its inception. Kevin was raised on the mission field in Japan in the 1960's and 1970's. Together with his wife Brenda, they are bringing up five children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord....