Recently, I went with my daughter and four grandchildren to a local mall so the children could get their wiggles out on a cold and blistery day. While there, we encountered a bigger-than-life display at the store front of a popular bridal shop: two women dressed as brides for their wedding day…to each other. There, for all to see. In your face. This is your new world. Explain that to a 4-year-old! But that is just the beginning of the difficult things my grandchildren will increasingly encounter.
Here is a sad but urgent message from Todd Pruitt posted at “Mortification of Spin”:
As you can see, there is no sitting out this revolution. You will be made to care. The new revolution’s battle for our children’s minds and allegiance now has the formal support of the state. The culture war has been brought into the living rooms of every household. The report from the Obama Administration makes clear that any school which does not comply with the rules of the new sexual revolution will face the retaliation of the Federal Government.
The indispensable Rod Dreher issued the following words last evening:
“My government is the enemy of my church and my family. It has come to that. I figured it would one day. But not so soon”…
Sadly, the church has in too many cases equipped our young people with a facile “being Christian is fun” theology which will quickly wither and die under the heat of this new revolution.
(“Enemies of the State,” May 13, 2016)
There is truly no sitting this one out. Too much is at stake, namely God’s objective and absolute truth—especially Gospel truth. More than ever, the church and parents need to make an intentional, serious effort to prepare and equip our children and youth for this moral revolution. They will need a solid faith built upon the sure foundation of God’s Word, lived out with relentless confidence and joy through all of life’s circumstances. And that will require us to go way beyond “fun” in our classrooms.
First, here are two good resources to help clarify the impact of the Federal government’s recent directive to our nation’s public schools and the wider issues involved for our children and families:
Dr. Albert Mohler, “The Briefing – May 16”
Second, if you have not done so, prayerfully consider using this CDG study for youth:
Third, I highly recommend parents using the new book God’s Design with your elementary-aged children. I just gave a copy of this to my daughter and son-in-law.
Fourth, Free Give-away!
Enter a comment of any length by Friday, May 20, and your name will be entered to receive a free copy of God’s Design. We will choose 2 winners at random and announce them on Wednesday May 25.
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