In the last post I said that over all, Christian adults today deserve a much higher level of teaching than they are presently receiving. But what about our Christian youth? What are they getting? For the past 35 years, churches and youth pastors feel that to get and retain teens in church we have to make everything fun and "relevant." In many churches there has been little Bible teaching and little good application. And presently, we have the emergent doctrines and thoughts flooding into many of our youth groups, much of which is very similar to liberal Protestant thought, as I've written here before ad nauseum.
I believe our youth deserve more. Let's look at the results of all of the years of "pizza" church youth groups and see how they have fared as adults. That would be approximately the 25-50 age group.
1. Polls show that there is a big problem in the Biblical literacy of this group
2. Divorce rates are now almost 50% among Christians, most of them in this age group.
3. Worldiness has come into the church in unprecedented ways mainly through the leadership of this age group.
The evangelical movement is in the worst shape that I've ever seen. If we don't do something in our churches to reach the youth better than we've done, it will get much worse. I've also said here that as the church goes, so the country goes. If the church goes down, and it will if we don't get back to the foundational truths, then the country goes down.
Our youth deserve better. So do our churches.