Are we all not so heavily bombarded by all kinds of information? With the instant availability through multi-media sources a person can watch and see and hear just about any and everything within a very short period of time.
Our children and grandchildren are hearing and seeing things that only a short generation past could never imagine. The race has been on for quite a period of time to win the hearts of the children away from their Creator. Without the help of strong Christian family ties, where will these little ones end up? For the most part, they’ve known nothing less than large screen, in your face, video pictures. Amazingly, what is truly unreal, has been projected as not only existing, but as something those watching can join.
Some parents have adopted the trend to reject the strong Judeo-Christian principles upon which this nation was built. And foolishly, they have bought into the lie that children can choose their own spiritual path, if necessary, when they get older. In so teaching this delusion, they have failed to assume the godly role that had been given to them as set down for them in the Word of God. A faith in the living God that is not actually experienced, is a life that is left floating on the sea of dismay, delusions and lies. Such hopelessness leaves one only reeling upon a bed of nothingness except despair. And the true meaning for one’s existence is often not sought after to know, nor will it be known apart from God’s grace.
The challenge therefore set before the church is the same today as always. People must realize that they will serve somebody…..whether the devil himself or God. It is not a case of someone saying, “I don’t believe in anything.” We all make choices. And the outside influences coming from multiple media and information systems will guide us into making assumptions that are based upon outside influences.
Who will you believe? Throughout all generations since Pentecost, men have been challenged with that question. Joshua challenged the children of Israel to choose wisely as to whether they would follow the gods of the nations they had conquered or the God who had delivered them. Joshua declared: “But as for me and my house….we will serve the Lord.” -Joshua 24:15