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Part II: Preparing Your Children for the Current Sexual and Ideological Revolution

by | Mar 14, 2024 | Abortion, Apostasy, DEI, LGBTQ Issues, News, Politics, Religion, Social-Issues, The Church, Theology | 0 comments

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In the years since the publication of the initial warning to fellow Christians regarding the cultural tide of sexual permissiveness and its clash with biblical truth, we’ve seen not just a continuation but an acceleration of these troubling trends. The sexual revolution, far from reaching its zenith despite how bad it seems already, has pushed into new territories, challenging Christians to respond with even greater resolve and clarity.

At the heart of this continued evolution is the normalization of “transgender” ideology—a movement that, only a decade ago, was on the fringe of the sexual revolution but has now taken center stage in the cultural discourse. This ideology, under the guise of compassion and personal identity affirmation, is designed to undermine the biblical understanding of humanity created in God’s image, male and female. It has found fertile ground in our schools, corporations, and even legislatures, with laws being enacted that compel individuals to deny biological reality in favor of subjective personal identity.

Moreover, the digital age has introduced unprecedented challenges for Christian families striving to shield their children from such perverted and harmful ideologies. Social media platforms and streaming services are not merely content providers—they are outlets for ideologues aggressively promoting narratives that undermine conservative Christian values, especially regarding sexuality, marriage, and family. Even X (formerly Twitter), which was supposed to solve that problem with Elon Musk’s purchase, still bans users for opposing such foolishness. It’s algorithms are designed to captivate and indoctrinate, making it increasingly difficult for parents to monitor and counteract their influence.

The erosion of religious freedom has become a stark reality for Christians in many parts of the world, increasingly including the United States. Businesses owned by Christians, who refuse to compromise their convictions by participating in company-sponsored homosexual propaganda events, for example, repeatedly find themselves in the unemployment line and even in legal battles. These cases are a sobering reminder that the cost of discipleship may involve not just social ostracization but significant legal and financial hardship.

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In response to these developments, some churches and Christian organizations have begun to mobilize more effectively. Legal defense funds, educational initiatives, and media platforms have been established to protect religious freedom, provide biblically faithful resources, and counteract misinformation. Yet, the need for individual Christians to be informed, engaged, and ready to act has never been greater.

And while thankfully some are waking up to all of this, the infiltration of critical theory and intersectionality into the church under the banner of social justice has further complicated the landscape. These vain ideologies, while ostensibly aimed at addressing “injustices” in our society, clearly conflict with biblical teachings on sin, redemption, and human identity. They have sown confusion and division within congregations, diverting focus from the gospel to endless debates over identity politics.

The emergence of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives, even within many Christian organizations and churches, represents a further entrenchment of these ideas. While they claim to promote a more inclusive and fair environment, DEI programs simply propagate the same critical theory and intersectionality frameworks, introducing yet another layer of discord and distraction from the church’s core mission of preaching Christ crucified.

In light of these challenges, the imperative for Christians to be “salt and light” in the world is more urgent than ever. But this cannot be done in our own strength or wisdom. A deep, abiding relationship with Christ, fostered through daily prayer and engagement with Scripture, is the wellspring from which our courage and clarity must flow.

Unfortunately, education and the school system remain the primary battlefields where the minds and hearts of the next generation are shaped. The push for comprehensive sex education, which now frequently includes graphic instruction on homosexual and transgender ideologies, has made its way into even the youngest classrooms. Christian parents must be vigilant, informed, and proactive in advocating for their children’s well-being, doing all they can to sacrificially provide what’s best for them, and seek alternatives to the public school system that align with biblical values.

The role of Christian apologetics in today’s world cannot be overstated. Christian apologetics, the reasoned defense of the Christian faith, is an essential discipline that we must embrace, not only for ourselves but also in the instruction of our children. It is through this rigorous engagement with Scripture, coupled with an understanding of the arguments arrayed against the faith, that young believers can be fortified to face the world’s challenges.

Parents are called to lead this charge, teaching their children not merely to know what they believe, but why they believe it, and how to articulate these beliefs with confidence and grace. This training really cannot be an optional aspect of Christian education—it is fundamental to preparing a generation that can navigate the complexities of contemporary society while holding fast to their faith.

This endeavor requires a proactive and strategic approach, where vain philosophies, from evolution to transgenderism to abortion, are not shunned but addressed head-on. For each of these issues, the Bible offers profound, objective insights that transcend human wisdom and provides a basis for understanding not only the sanctity of life but the very nature of human identity and purpose. As parents, we must guide our children in dissecting the flawed presuppositions underpinning these worldly philosophies, demonstrating how they fall short of the glory of God’s design and intention. By equipping them with both the knowledge of Scripture and the tools of critical thinking, children can learn to discern the difference between truth and falsehood which not only strengthens their own faith, but enables them to engage in meaningful dialogue that points others toward the hope found in Christ.

Finally, the call to discipleship is a call to sacrifice. In a world increasingly hostile to Christian truth, the cost of following Christ may mean losing friends, jobs, or reputation. Yet, we are reminded that our treasure is not in this world but in the presence of our Lord, where true joy and peace are found. Our willingness to suffer for the sake of Christ is a powerful testimony to a watching world.

As we move forward, let us do so with our eyes fixed on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. The challenges before us are significant, but our God is greater. May we stand firm in the truth of Scripture, embodying the grace and truth of Christ in every aspect of our lives.

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