We Never Went To Church
Growing up, I went to church on my own….when I went. God and Jesus were the topic in our home…around Christmas and Easter. Generally, though…not really. We did not read the Bible, we did not really discuss it.
We were ‘quiet Christians’. We believed in Jesus and God and that we were pretty good people and therefore, we were going to go to Heaven…cause God was just going to let us in…
I Was Taught The Bible Is A Story
In school, I learned that well..the Bible, it was a story. I learned that what was in the Bible….was not really real. It was really good, moral stories about different people and creation…and well, none of it really mattered. Just the Jesus stuff did.
You know…love your neighbor and I truly did believe Jesus was the only way to get into Heaven.
I really believe that now.
I Left the Church
More than that, I see the damage that impacted my heart and took me from the church, as my heart was not truly discipled or told the truth about the Bible and what I was learning in my home.
I do not fault my parents. Truly, they did the best they could based on what they could do and the knowledge they had.
Me, I have had more opportunity to grow my knowledge, my wisdom and my education. Because of that and because I do teach our children, I realize, I am even more accountable for what I teach and share with my children.
What about you? How are you doing in your home? Are you concerned by the title of my post – do you want to know the full title?
Ken Ham and Britt Beemer have written a fantastic book explaining why your children will stop going to church. ’Two-thirds of the children in your church…will leave.’
We are facing an epidemic in America – it has already wiped out churches in Europe. Many churches in the UK have been turned into businesses or bars. I, myself have actually gone to a night club (many years ago)…that had been a church in Denver Colorado.
It is already happening!
Already Gone is a fantastic book that explains through well-researched statistics why children are leaving the church, their concerns about the church and more information you truly can not begin to imagine.
The research boils down to a few simple facts (in my opinion).
- Parents are not raising their children for the Lord
- Children are being raised by Public school officials and Sunday School Teachers
- No one is teaching children the truth about the Bible
- Children are not learning a Biblical Worldview and how to apply it to their lives
Why Does it Matter If We Believe the Book of Genesis
“Because we are teaching evolution and theistic evolution, are have unlocked a door that drives people away from the truth of God’s word. My husband and I are perfect examples of this. We believed in God and Christ….even though we may not have been fully involved in a church that taught the truth about God’s salvation. BUT, once we began learning about evolution, we believed the Bible was some made up story…something to help you ‘behave’ well. It impacted my husband more than me (he’ll tell you that…it’s his words)….and while he may have, I still had doubts. The more I have read about Creation, the more I have truly spent time with God and His word, the MORE I see and know the truth of his love, grace and mercy…and the truth that He did create this beautiful world….and I love the way Ken Ham states this:
The door we’ve unlocked is the door to undermine biblical authority. We are really saying, “We want you to take God’s Word as written according to literature and language in certain places – but not here at the beginning in Genesis.” What we have actually done is made man the authority over God’s Word. We have taught our children that they can take what they learn at school and can reinterpret the Bible’s clear teaching in Genesis to supposedly fit this into the bible. By staying silent and not defending Genesis, we are “teaching” our children that we don’t have to take God’s Word as written, and man can reinterpret God’s Word according to what the majority in the culture might believe.
Scripture teaches that if there is sin or compromise in one generation and it is not dealt with, it is usually observed to occur to a much greater extend in the next generation and so on. (pg 103-104)”
Now that I have your attention and you know you need to read this book…you have two options.
1. Buy the Book –> HERE for $12.99
2. Attend a fun Twitter Party and perhaps win a copy .
Twitter Party – Already Gone
When: September 27th - 8pm Central
Where: Twitter – @TeachTheTruth
- 5 Soft Cover Copies of Already Gone
- 5 Digital Copies of Already Gone
- Answers Book for Kids Vol 1, 2, 3, 4 – DigitalPre-Party Prize:
- IndoctriNation – Public Schools & the Decline of Christianity (Brand New)
*Given to someone who tweeted the party announcement using #TeachtheTruth. The award will be randomly given and winner announced at 7:30pm on 9/27.Grand Prize:
- Already Gone Soft Cover
- Answers Book for Kids Volumes 1 -4, Hardcover
- Raising Godly Children in an Ungodly World, Softcover
- IndoctriNation – Public Schools & the Decline of Christianity (Brand New), Softcover