I have been working on a couple books, and one is on the the need for Christians to fall on their knees once again. I am basing the book’s view on Colossians 2:8-10 as to point out how the culture has been influencing our Christian youth and young adults in a way that they have forgotten or understand their Christian worldview and Scriptures. They cannot even explain what “Grace” is or what it means to accept Jesus as Savior. Yet if you were to ask them about the latest Social Media, LGBT’s, or what happens if you do not finish High School they can answer fast and with conviction. Why is that? Why are our younger generations able to see the Worldview’s issues as important, but they cannot remember the Christian Education they got at school?
This mindset is being heavily seen in the Young Adults to 30’s as they to have been folly to follow the “Politically Correct” views versus what God teaches in the Scriptures. In colleges we see the ambitions of young people fighting for what is “right”, standing up against big government, and fighting for their future; yet they are doing it not as adults but as children crying to get what they want out of it. Not by earning it or by speaking as adults. They believe they are doing what is right based on what they think their heart wants or by logical, philosophical views that the “politically correct” World believes to be right. These cries could have merit if it was not based on rebellion (a sin), pride (a sin), following what they believe is right (our heart is deceitful Jeremiah 17:9), and fighting for sin’s right versus God’s truth.
Colossians 2:8-10, Paul explains to be wary of false philosophies and spiritual elements that go against God (Jesus Worldview), and remember what Jesus did on earth, and that He is in full authority. So if you are believing part of the Bible, saying that certain “sins” are not evident in Scripture, and support to be of the world then you are not following Jesus as you had promised when accepting Him as Savior, and you are denying your loyalty to the Way of Jesus when you were Baptized. So in essence you are a liar (Prv 12:22; Eph 4:29), a traitor/rebel (Isa 65:2; Dan 9:5), and well a compromiser (Heb 10:26; James 4:17). The battle front is set, and our younger generations need to know their truth. Not only know it, but do it. I have witnessed how so many youth hear the truth, and yet ask how come it “feels” that God is not close. Then I (and leaders) ask them 1) do you study the Word, “NO”, 2) do you pray, regularly, without ceasing (1 Thess 5:12-22), “NO”, 3) do you seek Him first by allowing Him to mold you and change you into who He wants versus what you want, “NO”. You see the problem of the picture is that they do not want to do what is being taught whether it is because of fear (which I can relate), because they do not want to be hated, they are too busy, or believe they will do it wrong. The truth to all you teens and young adults… it takes practice and time. Just like any human relationship (friendship or romantic) you have to spend the time learning about the other person to have a better understanding how to build a relationship.
“You can read the 100’s of Christian romantic books out there (just as we read the Bible), and if you do not DO what it asks of you, you cannot expect change or growth in the relationship.”-CDM
Love God first with all your heart, soul, and mind. Know the truth so you can know God better, do the truth so you can live it, and share (Discipling) the truth so other can learn about who God is for them. Leaders like myself love the youth and young adults they teach, and they want you to stand for Christ, live a life that honors Him, and become adults who know who they are in Christ. We can preach and teach all we want, but we cannot force you to do!