Daily Archives: July 11, 2008

Christian Youth Response to a Postmodern World

If you are a Christian in the world today, you are beginning a precarious journey.  I say that, not because we are not safe in the hands of God (John 10:28-29), but because it is a dangerous trek that we will walk in the coming days.  If this was a physical journey, we would see a large mountain in our path that we must climb to reach the other side.  That mountain that we must climb is morality.

In a postmodern world, we face challenges in terms of morality.  A characteristic of a postmodern is a “whatever is right for me” attitude.  Relativism is sinking it’s teeth into the church as well.  I mean, does anyone read the Bible anymore?  Rules of doctrine in the “Christian” church are being thrown around like plastic balls in a McDonald’s Playplace.

Cedarville University did a great job at tackling this subject in a great DVD called “The Heart of the Matter”.  Dr. Bill Brown, the President of Cedarville University, presents a strong Biblical approach to a postmodern world.  He validates the importance of preparing youth with the knowledge of culture.  Youth today need to tackle the morality decline and not ride it like a roller coaster towards destruction.

So the question is, what is the proper response to this moral decline we see in society today?  The answer is simple, we go to the place where all the answers to this world “are given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16).  Face culture with a Biblical approach.

You want to respond to this world, you better read the Bible!  We need to go back to the Biblical response.  We can no longer allow society to move us, but allow God to movie in society.  So I plead with you, young people, don’t allow Christianity to be watered down and doctrinally weak.  Allow God’s Word to stand like a rock undaunted. 

 

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