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Is it the “End Times?”

Lisa Cherry —  September 7, 2014 — 1 Comment

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Last week Franklin Graham said what surely many of us our thinking.

As I read the news, I can't help but wonder if we are in the last hours before our Lord Jesus Christ returns to rescue His church and God pours out His wrath on the world for the rejection of His Son. I don't know if we have hours, days, months, or years—but as Christians, God calls us to take the truth of the Gospel to the ends of the earth.

So is it the end of the age? Whose theory and interpretation should we believe?

Honestly, I do not have the definitive answer to those questions, but I do know this:

We are seeing increased darkness
We are seeing increased falling away from biblical Christianity

and

We are seeing increased lawlessness!

So whether it is the end or just a very very dangerous season...IT IS TIME TO MAKE OUR WISE RESPONSES AS FAMILIES!

That is why this week Doug and I are releasing a new initiative called Project 7000. We believe we must do more RIGHT NOW to prepare and equip the Remnant of The Lord.

(Maybe you saw something about it last week. We are explaining it in a series of email and video communications.)

For the last year we have had many many ask us...

HOW DO I PREPARE MY FAMILY TO MAKE IT WITH THE INCREASED PERSECUTION AND DARKNESS?

Project 7000 is our best response. It is born on the wings of prayer and we are taking the Lord's call to this assignment very very seriously.

WE MUST PREPARE OURSELVES WISELY NOW WHILE WE EASILY CAN!

Here is the link to our new site that explains how we will accomplish the 3 things we heard from our readers that they needed now for their families:

1.    Defend-Your-Faith Worldview Training
2.   Strengthen-Your-Family-Relationship Building
3.   Develop-Your-Team Role Models

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Will you prayerfully consider joining with us? Doug and I will be pouring our hearts into our kids' lives in order to build our family's ark...and then we will share with you and your family every step of the way as well! We will begin our online sign up on Tuesday @ 8am eastern and then close this opening group of participants on Thursday @ 11:00 pm est.

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Together we can be like what God told Elijah that was reiterated in Romans 11:

One of the "7,000" that have not bowed a knee to Baal!

Will you be a part of The Remnant?

In His Service,
Lisa

PS. Doug will be traveling to Washington DC on Thursday, September 11 to launch this PROJECT 7000 off with prayer at our nation's capital.  We will send you the schedule of how you can follow him on his journey.

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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

Shacking up...

living in sin...

illegitimate births...

When I was a kid, people used derogatory phrases like these for behaviors which today are being perceived by our children as simply another version of normal.

I like how George Barna describes what I am talking about in Futurecast:

“Our nation is in the midst of a seismic reconceptualization of marriage and family.....Marriage no longer signifies the commencement of adult life; it is now a middle step in that journey, after one has completed his or her education, experimented with multiple lovers, relocated to a desirable place, become established in a career, and perhaps even had a child or two.”

—George Barna, Futurecast: What Today's Trends Mean for Tomorrow's World, 2011, p. 48-49, Tyndale House

I would say that is a major reconceptualization, how about you?

I am intrigued by Barna's word here. To conceptualize means to visualize and formulate in one’s head.

As the mother of several teens and preteens, I am very interested in their "conceptualizations"—and what influences them!

movies…

media…

Hollywood…

But even more influential are friends and family who can all move my kids' views of marriage and family away from what we know to be God's views.

Unless I intentionally do something about it.

Are you talking about these issues with your kids regularly?

Are you exposing, explaining, reasoning, listening, and shaping them?

Are you taking ownership of our collective problem and recognizing your family's unique vulnerabilities to "reconceptualizations?"

That is our job, parents.  No one else will be able to properly educate our kids on these issues. But if we abdicate our role, someone or something else will step in. 

We are in the middle of an Invisible Spiritual Culture War. But it is only invisible to those who choose to not see.

I am praying for your family today. I do not intend for my  descendants to reconceptualize... ...and I know you do not want it either!

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Can We Rethink Heaven?

Lisa Cherry —  November 25, 2013 — Leave a comment

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By Lisa Cherry

I have had an issue of Time magazine sitting in my bedroom for months. I keep meaning to file it away, but the cover and title, “Rethinking Heaven,”  and article keep causing me to leave it in my reading site.

This article at first glance might seem like a welcome piece of journalism for the Christian to celebrate. After all, heaven is pretty dear to our hearts!

But today I would like us to take a little closer look.

How are our kids and many adults around us rethinking heaven?

Is it possible that our thinking about heaven would somehow alter the reality of heaven itself?

This article demonstrates a powerful deception infiltrating the minds and hearts of this generation. For the postmodern mindset definition of truth goes something like this…

Truth is only true for me if I choose to believe it.

Parents, this is the cultural view permeating our collective mindsets. It is not the Bible way of defining truth.  It is not even the traditional Webster's dictionary way of defining truth.  But it, according to the studies and statistics, is our kids’ way of defining truth.

Truth is only true for me if I choose to believe it.

So according to this definition, we are free to rethink heaven. And then, of course, we are also free to rethink hell. And after we are done thinking, we can choose what is true for us.…which is of course our personal right and privilege.Time Rethinking heaven 360_cover_0416

Parents, this misunderstanding of truth is damaging our kids’ lives and destroying our ability to lead our kids to the Lord. What are you doing intentionally in your home to counter this philosophically wrong view?

This magazine picture would make a dandy discussion starter.

If you have not yet routed such postmodern reasonings out of your home, you could be headed for dangerous waters.

In our book Unmask the Predators and the workbook that goes with it, I can help you take an honest look at this issue. Click here for more information.

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By Lisa Cherry

I could not believe it. After we posted last week about the Evolution vs. God video I had the most amazing thing happen.

A young woman came to church as a visitor Sunday with her grandmother. During service it was mentioned that the youth group had been looking at a video about evolution and our faith.

This young woman came to the front at the end of church with her notebook asking where she could get her copy of the video.

My heart was moved with compassion. She explained to me how she had been raised in church but had gotten away from God. Her science and her questions about evolution were causing her to not know what to do with her belief in Jesus.

I appreciated her blunt honesty. And I was fascinated to share with her some basic Bible facts that excited her with hope.

Together we looked at Romans chapter 1 verses 18-32.  As we looked at the foundational role that creation plays in our faith development, she was amazed.

I believe that young woman will find her Lord and Savior if she just keeps asking the right questions! I am not afraid of these tough Creation vs. Evolution conversations any longer because I am confident of the Truth and of the Creator!

How about your kids and you? Are you ready to dive into the deep waters of study together?  Here's the Evolution vs. God video, in case you missed it last time.

If you are reading this in an email, and can't see the video, click here.

How about a little dinner chat tonight? Let the tough questions roll. And don’t be concerned if you need to study a few days to find the answers! 

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