Wednesday, November 12, 2008

WARTIME STRATEGY FOR YOUR FAMILY. DO YOU HAVE ONE?

In the continuing discovery of all the things about our country that are anti Christ, we come to bus ads. The American Humanist Association is spending $40,000.00 on ads in the Washington D.C. area that appear in a variety of city metro buses. The ad says this; "Why believe in a god? Just do good for goodness sake." There is a person in the ads dressed up in a Santa outfit around which those words appear. There is a point to be made that it is the freedom we have in this country that allows such an ad, but even that point is growing dim, as you and I know that speech is free until and unless you bring Jesus Christ into the picture.

These ads will be seen by thousands of impressionable young people as they ride the bus, and the question will resonate in their minds. Which is why we need to be all the more diligent to preach and teach the Word of God to our young people. We are living and they are growing up in an anti Christian nation. We are no longer a Christian nation, nor are we a post Christian nation, but in fact we are an anti Christian nation. We have become a country that is hostile to the Lord Jesus Christ, and His followers. This is the world our young people are growing up in. A place where they will be ridiculed should they display their faith publicly. A country where school is no longer a safe haven for the kids. We can no longer believe that our children will be protected in school, but in fact we must worry if their attacker and persecutors will be their teachers.

Lets us accept the challenge and teach our young people to be apologists for the faith. Not that they apologize for anything, but rather they are able to defend their faith and are ready to give the reason for the hope that is in them. So when they see an ad that asks why believe in a god, they can answer rightly. That they do not believe in a god, that is of no use or benefit to anyone. Rather they believe in THE GOD, the maker of heaven and earth. He is not only to be believed in, but worshipped, revered, and yes feared, as one day every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. These are the things we want the next generation to believe and express, as they will have great opportunities that we never have had. They will see things we have never seen. They will face hostility unlike anything we have ever had to face.

Dad, Mom, it is up to you to see that your kids are ready for what is coming. That means you find a church where the Word of God is seriously exposited. Not a place that tickles your ears and seeks to meet all of your felt needs. But a place where Gods Word is held high, taught, believed and lived out in the lives of the believers in that fellowship. Find that church and plant yourself there. See to it that your kids are there whenever the doors are open, as you must develop a war time strategy for their survival. You do not know how long the Lord will leave you on this earth to help them, so do not wait any longer. Get your priorities right so when the Lord does call you home, you leave behind warriors for God , who happen to carry your last name!

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pastor tom
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