Wednesday, May 26, 2021

It is Not Too Late

If, like me, you pay attention to Barna's studies on Gen Z (the studies show they are leaving the faith at double the rate of previous generations) and the current Gallup Poll (the US has dropped below 50% for the first time in regards to the percentage of people who attend church and say their faith matters), then you may feel discouraged. If you have family and/or friends who fall into these results, then you also are likely to be experiencing sadness and even discouragement, but today I want to tell you, it is not too late.

We are still able to make a difference. We are still able to share the truth. We are still able to teach the ones we love the "whys" (why they are able to believe in God and trust His Word with confidence). We are still able to have important conversaations with the ones we love. It is not too late.

But, having said this, we must not waste the time we have. We must focus upon educating and equipping ourselves so we are able to teach and have important conversations. We must share the truth and the "whys". If we do not, then it may very well become, "too late".

So, along with teaching the children you love what you believe, also teach them why they are able to believe it. As Josh McDowell says; "Belief is knowing what you believe. Conviction is knowing why you believe it." We want our children and grandchildren to believe, but we also want them to have convictions. Teach both the "whats" and the "whys".

Ask your church to do the same. Yes, teaching them what we believe matters, but it is not enough. Teach them why they are able to believe. 

And, take time to educate yourself so you are able to have important conversations with those you love about why you are able to believe. It is not too late.

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