“We evangelicals have failed to pass on to our young people an orthodox form of faith that can take root and survive the secular onslaught. Ironically, the billions of dollars we’ve spent on youth ministers, Christian music, publishing, and media has produced a culture of young Christians who know next to nothing about their own faith except how they should feel about it. Our young people have deep beliefs about the culture war, but do not know why they should obey Scripture, the essentials of theology, or the experience of spiritual discipline and community. Coming generations are going to be monumentally ignorant and unprepared for culture wide pressure.” – Michael Spencer
Modernists can define us. They can rationally describe us, but they fail to grasp the severity of our disorder that they induced. Maybe we are feelers, maybe we are lead by emotions, maybe we are ignorant fools… all symptoms of having our trust desolated.We have grown up in a world where divorce is expected, Church splits are inevitable, and the government cares more about economics than morality. Sadly, so many in this generation can’t trust their parents, they can’t trust their “church” (I use that term loosely), and they definitely can’t trust the government. We are the generation that cannot trust… and who would given the circumstances? Yet, without trust we have little ability to comprehend. Hence, many have massive boulders of doubt and insecurity that prevent them from truly understanding and embracing the Gospel. If Satan desired to destroy a nation (which he does), it makes perfect sense for him to destroy the core value at the heart of salvation… trust. The modernist truly believes if they just execute perfectly results are assured…. that is why they can’t believe that the billions of dollars they have spent didn’t buy results. God doesn’t work that way … He never has and He never will. The billions of dollars were just a cover up like a dad who buys his kids whatever they want because he is never there. That money was meaningless. We are the generation that will believe anything because we trust no one. A scary problem that will take more than money to fix. Pray desperately, teach truthfully, love graciously, baptize hesitantly.
“The Church of God will never be preserved without catechesis” – John Calvin
Yup… I had to look up catechesis too… part of being ignorant I guess… FYI … grateful to all those who have been trustworthy in my life.