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Frontline Mom Readers Rock!

Lisa Cherry —  September 26, 2014

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This is a note to each of my readers saying...

THANKS!

Thanks for not being like the masses of online users who simply read "fluff stuff" online that tickles their flesh.

Thanks for caring so much about your families that you dig into tough issues.

Thanks for standing firm for Jesus in a culture that is growing increasingly hostile about biblical values.

Thanks for loving truth so much you are willing to seek it out....even when it involves sacrifice of comfort.

Please know I am praying for you today.

YOU ARE SPECIAL.....
    To Your Heavenly Father and to me!

Sincerely,

Lisa

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Jessica Misener says she misses her "Jesus phase" of her teen years. Her story brought grief to my heart.

What went wrong in Jessica's life that caused her to lose her faith and plunge into such great darkness? Ray Comfort featured her post recently when he proposed she had experienced a "false conversion" in her teen years. (Listen to Ray's audio "True and False Conversion" here.)  Whether that was the problem or it was something else, obviously she is in deep trouble as she has joined the epidemic number of millennial "ex-born again" Christians.

What can we as parents who are concerned for our own children's souls learn from this young woman's article? I see at least 3 things:

1. She had no foundation on the concept of truth.

As she explained her reasoning, she had obviously absorbed the cultural lie that eliminated the whole concept of "missing out on the truth." That is a dangerous, deceptive trap for our kids.

2. She remembered the emotions of worship in the gym
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I am all for a true living abiding presence of God in our worship times! But if worship music is the sum total of our kids' revelation of the Lord, their root structure will be shallow. Jessica did not appear to be rooted in the Bible as a foundation of her faith.

3.  She was not prepared to defend her faith.

To live as a millennial Christian today is to live life cross-culturally. This young woman was not equipped to defend her faith against the multiple other world-views and false gods she encountered.

Parents, let's pray for Jessica as we pray for our own kids and families. This is ark building time! We must build something in our children's lives that will help them stand when others fall.

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By Lisa Cherry

Multnomah, a major Christian publisher, has released a controversial book by Matthew Vines: God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships

You can read about it at Charisma News here: A Shameful Day in Evangelical Christian Publishing.

We could all say who cares?  Most of us will not see the book. But this book is poised to make a significant impact.

This book will attract a lot of the younger generation who are curious about this issue and the church’s response. So as parents we’d better take a look.

I can think of 3 significant impacts of this book to our kids’ lives. 

1. It seems that more people are using the phrase "gay Christian." And the more we use it, the more it deceives our children. Revisionists want to change our language.

2.  The man who wrote the book is a self-proclaimed revisionist. A revisionist is someone who does not care about preserving the Orthodox Christian interpretation of the Scriptures. They are in favor of changing the word of God. Get it?  He revises it just because he wants to.

This concept is at the root of our kids’ generation’s controversy.   Do your children understand what a revisionist is? Do they care?

Have you helped them to build a foundation of faith and trust in the integrity of the word of God?

3. The publishing of this book illustrates the controversy of the modern church.

There seem to be three dominant camps within the body of Christ concerning the gay issue:

The first camp embraces homosexuality as a plan by God and His sanctioned expression of sexuality and marriage.

The second calls to the traditional view that homosexuality is a sin... But it does believe that homosexuality is inborn and unchangeable. A person struggling with same-sex attraction is called in this view to live a celibate life resisting acting on the attraction.

The third view says that homosexuality is a sin and that God can and does deliver people from the challenge of the problem.

Are you and your children aware of these three views? It’s likely our children will encounter people who claim to be Christians espousing each of these different viewpoints. (I stand with the traditional viewpoint of number 3)

If you have not helped your children understand this issue, they are in danger of being swayed away from a foundation upon God's word.

The real "gay Christian" issue is this:

 Will we hold that God's word is literally true for every generation...

 Or will we revise it to suit those with “itching ears.” 

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What is a Sexual Atheist?

Lisa Cherry —  April 21, 2014

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By Lisa Cherry

Our faith should affect our decisions about with whom and when we will have sex. Wouldn’t you agree?  The Bible has plenty to say about this.

But evidently, many Christians are acting like atheists in regard to their sexual behavior.

According to the 2014 State-of-Dating report from ChristianMingle.com (an online Christian dating service), most Christian singles, aged 18 to 59—both men and women— admit that they would have sex before marriage—63% of them! 

Kenny Luck described this problem in his article Sexual Atheism: Christian Dating Data Reveals a Deeper Spiritual Malaise.

I was very intrigued with his conclusion that nine out of ten Christian singles are “sexual atheists.” 

Frontline parents, I suggest we take a look at this article, and the report it is based on. They are building a pretty significant case that today’s Christians have learned to compartmentalize faith as separate from sex.

Notice also in the article the change in female behavior.

As I consider the lives of my own children, I am more motivated to help them navigate this Christian attitude shift. My own teens and young adults need to be warned. "Normal Christian" values may not be what we think!

I suggest we hit these attitudes head-on in our home, in our youth groups, and in the church. I get the feeling that many today are biblically ignorant concerning this subject.

Don't forget our resource called Straight Talk in a Sex-Saturated Culture if you need a Bible study to help you get to some of these issues.

Here's some links for some previous blog posts that might also be of help.

80% of Young Evangelical Singles Having Sex? Is Abstinence Dead? 

Ten Things I Teach My Sons about Girls

The Top Ten Things I Want my Daughters to Know about Boys

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nullDear Parents and Leaders,

This letter is one of the most important we have ever written.

It is 4:46 am. Doug and I are riding together in our car in route to Amherst, Massachusetts via the St. Louis airport. As I hauled my middle age body out of bed this morning, I was jolted with a reminder of why I was losing sleep.

1%

The statistic both haunts me and motivates me. That is the percentage of our young millennial generation who, according to Barna's recent research still have a true biblical worldview. (George Barna, Futurecast) The ones who held to six basic biblical questions such the sinless nature of Jesus and the truth of God's Word when polled about what they believe.

Our worldview predicts how we think.....

                                                         how we feel......

                                                                   and how we live.

It, according to those who study our human responses, is the strongest predictor of how we behave behind closed doors.

Something is terribly wrong. Something has radically shifted. Our young people are being hijacked from the very core foundations of basic bible truths, and we are watching the tsunami result.

Parents, do we care? Are we sufficiently alarmed?

I know I am writing today to a group who already does. But here we are. Watching the years tick by. We are busy people with so many demands on our lives. And too many of us our awakening to a horrible discovery of our own kids falling into the 99% pit.

Collectively, we must face our Goliath with new courage and new determination. Our God has not finished our stories, and He never leaves His people without hope!

Doug and I have spent the summer meditating on 1%. We have imagined what a new reality our children will face unless 1% is proven wrong. And we are freshly committed to doing all we can to aim our kids and yours kids for the Remnant of the Lord.

But here is another stat that is equally alarming.

9%

That is the number of current American adults who have a biblical worldview. Friends, that is also a problem. For how will we move the 1% if we do not also awaken the 9%?

So here is the bottom line of our call to you today. We at Frontline Family Ministries are urging you and your family to take decisive action. We urge you to stop right now and, in prayer, recommit your family to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Ask the Lord for the passion, vision, and plan to lead your family into spiritual maturity. Don't forget in the darkness that which you have previously seen in the light.

Today we humbly offer three ways we can be of help:

1. Consider joining us for Epic Truth.

Acquire the Fire is pulling out the stops this year to help your kids hit the 1%. We are pulling out the stops with our new resources, messages, and programs for parents at the weekend event to give you the tools needed to ransom your own kids. The Parent side of the weekend event will equip you as never before to win the invisible spiritual culture war attacking our family's lives. Click here for more information.

Bring other parents with you. Bring your kids' friends along as well.

Find some other parents to go if your kids are grown up now. Help us to carry the word.

2. Pray about signing up for our new Frontline Family Institute

This is big. Doug and I have recognized that so many have courageously mentored us over the years to pull our family over to the winning side that we want to improve our methods to offer a comprehensive, intensive mentorship program. This is something we have never done before. A one year "family internship" that will go beyond information to depths of spiritual transformation. Today is our first day to launch this new plan. Email or call Nathan to be one of the first to receive the packet explaining this revolutionary idea. Call 800 - 213 - 9899 or email nathan@victorydreamcenter.org

3. Connect with us deeper online and through prayer.

Frontline Families Website for Parents & Leaders

Here you will find encouragement from other leaders, resources for your family, and information about upcoming events. Also, submit a prayer request to our prayer team.

Frontline Moms & Dads Blog

Here you will find relevant articles and practical tips to help lead your kids, solve tough parenting challenges, and guard over your home.

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We look forward to hearing from you soon, as together, we share the hope of Jesus  Christ.

We are praying for each of your lives to be drawn closer to the One who loves us with an everlasting passion!

In His Service, 

Doug and Lisa