The evidence is clear—many parents and grandparents are failing their children. Perhaps you have seen the statistics. Even by conservative estimates, New Testament Christians are losing between 60% and 90% of our young people after they graduate from high school. We are losing the cultural and spiritual war that has been waged on our families.
I see it almost every weekend as I look at young people who have already mentally checked out, and demonstrate through their lack of participation in worship that they don’t believe religion is relevant in their life.
John J. Dunphy knew the importance of teaching young minds when he wrote his infamous article “A Religion for a New Age,” in which he justified indoctrination of humanism, boldly proclaiming:
I am convinced that the battle for humankind’s future must be waged and won in the public school classroom by teachers who correctly perceive their role as the proselytizers of a new faith: a religion of humanity that recognizes the spark of what theologians call divinity in every human being. There teachers must embody the same selfless dedication of the most rabid fundamentalist preacher, for they will be ministers of another sort, utilizing a classroom instead of a pulpit to convey humanist values in whatever subject they teach, regardless of the educational level—preschool, daycare, or large state university. The classroom must and will become an arena of conflict between the old and the new—the rotting corpse of Christianity, together with all its adjacent evils and misery, and the new faith of humanism, resplendent in its promise of a world in which the never-realized Christian ideal of “love thy neighbor” will finally be achieved.
The bottom line is that most Christians are handing over their children–in many cases paying–for people to lead them away from Christ. For twelve years we send our most precious gifts, our offspring, off to be indoctrinated in secular humanism, LGBTQ+ agenda, and atheistic ideology—and our tax dollars are paying for this propaganda. And for the life of us, we cannot figure out why so many Christian teenagers abandon the faith when they leave home.
Many Christians have not fully recognized that our children are the ultimate prize. Activists in our country have waged war on Christianity, and they are quietly enlisting our own children against us. By shaping their thoughts and molding their value system for twelve years, secular humanists, atheists, LGBTQ activists, and evolutionists have fashioned their minds to reject the concept of a God. Instead, they return home to us embracing a philosophy of: “eat, drink, and be merry, and always look out for number one!” By many counts, these militant groups have won many battles, as we observe indicators that our society is forsaking Christian values in favor of humanism. But they are not just claiming street children or their own children in their victories—more importantly, they are taking away our children!
Satan is working hard for the hearts and minds of young people. Church, it is time that we outwork him!