Many times things are not what they appear to be. When this happens, we can very easily succumb to an illusion. The picture to the right is an example of an optical illusion that makes an impossibility seem real.
Here in the United States, we have experienced what it is like to live in a land of freedom. There is no doubt about it; we have a history that has been marked by unprecedented abundance and blessings.
It has become very easy to become complacent and live in the illusion that we will continue to live in a country where we will always enjoy such basic freedoms as freedom of worship, speech, the right to bear arms, to own private property, etc. However, there have been some dark clouds forming on the horizon over the past couple of years that should be shaking us to the core. It is time for a reality check!
I have reviewed several studies that have recently been conducted. These studies were done by such groups as:
- The Cultural Research Center at Arizona Christian University
- The Pinetops Foundation
- The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
I don’t have time to share all the results from these various projects. However, here are some alarming findings that are fast becoming realities in our culture today — especially when it comes to the younger generations.
- Even though 6 out of 10 Millennials consider themselves to be Christians, only 2% possess a biblical worldview.
- Between 40 and 50% of Millennials no longer believe in the sanctity of human life.
- 49% of Gen Z view socialism as favorable and 30% have warmed up to Marxism.
- It is estimated that between 35 and 42 million young people will leave the church by 2050.
- Over 55% of evangelical/pentacostal Millennials reject the idea that there is absolute moral truth.
- 51% of Gen Z-ers believe the United States is a racist nation with a long history of discrimination.
- 75% of evangelical Millennials believe that all people are basically good.
There is no question about it. The younger generations are rejecting the fundamental truths, that are grounded in Scripture, on which this country was founded. As Harry Blamires wrote in the 1960s, there is no longer a Christian mind. How did we get ourselves into this terrible condition?
The answer to this million dollar question is really quite simple. We have embraced a secular philosophy of education in our homes, churches and schools. In reality, we have educated our children and youth to think this way.
We should not be surprised by what we see taking place throughout society. I have been fascinated by the predictions that Dr. Robert Lewis Dabney made in his book, Disscussions (1897). In Volume IV: Secular, Dabney made this observation.
If the State assumes responsibility for education, there is therefore a great risk that the education of youth will be perverted to serve an ideological faction. This will occur by the hateful means of filling their minds with error and passion in place of truth and right. If the State in America becomes the educator, education must be secularized totally.
He went on to explain what he believed would eventually happen in the country (remember he said this in the late 1800s).
We are attempting therefore an absolute novelty…State education among Americans tends to be entirely secularized. What is the result? In this country, there is a general revolt from the Christian faith, even though the country is full of churches, preachers, and a redundant Christian literature.
When you consider the results from the studies noted above, you would have to agree that we are seeing a general revolt from the Christian faith taking place right before our very eyes. Dabney made one more prediction that has become a reality in this country’s educational system.
But nearly all public men and preachers declare that the public schools are the glory of America. They are a finality, and in no event to be surrendered. We have seen that their complete secularization is logically inevitable. Christians must prepare themselves then, for the following results: All prayers, catechisms, and Bibles will ultimately be driven out of the schools.
When God’s Word is removed from education, that system can only produce a secular, anti-Christian worldview in the hearts and minds of its students. It is time for a reality check! Some things have to change!This is why Kingdom Education Ministries will be conducting its first ever Kingdom Education Summit this coming summer. At this Summit, we will be addressing the issue of education from a completely biblical perspective. As we do so, we want to develop strategies for individuals, homes, churches and schools that will help us raise up a new generation of young people who think and act from a biblical worldview.
For more details on this summer’s Kingdom Education Summit click here. We are offering a special discount on the registration fee to all KEM Prime Members. If your school or organization is not a KEM Prime Member, now is the time to take advantage of this very affordable membership that will help your staff develop a biblical worldview and philosophy of education. When joining, enter this discount code, KESDISC21, for an even lower membership fee. For more information on how you can become a KEM Prime Member click here.
It is time that all Christians conduct a reality check. Once we do this, we must get back to the Scriptures and address the issue of education from a biblical perspective. I look forward to seeing many of you in July at the Kingdom Education Summit!