Around the country, teens are drifting away from the church at an alarming rate. In fact, over seventy-five percent leave the church as soon as they leave the home!
So what's the issue, why are teens abandoning their faith?
In today's culture, the Church is under assault. The schools and media are fighting against the Church from all fronts and we are sending our kids into battle unarmed and unprepared. We've been asking them to believe, but not giving them a reason to believe. They are assaulted with arguments and lies, which can easily be disputed, but because they're not equipped, they're easy prey to their attacks.
Well, I say, enough's enough! The enemy has put our youth in their crosshairs and I don't want to stand idly by and watch it happen.
The time's come to equip them for battle!
1 Peter 3:15 tells us to, "always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you."(NKJV)
The Bible shows us that we are to be equipped to defend our faith. It also tells us to, "Train up a child in the way he should go..." Proverbs 22:6a (ESV)
The evidence for the existence of God is out there.
Our youth have real and honest questions that need to be answered. Too many times, we give them the run around because we ourselves don't know the answers. The most common mistake is telling someone with doubt, "you just have to have faith." While its true, faith is the way to salvation, blind faith is choosing to remain ignorant of the evidence that exists. God is the great architect of the universe and He has placed His signature all over it. Psalms 19:1 says, "The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship." (NLT)
So where do we find this evidence?
CrossExamined has set up a program geared specifically for equipping our youth. This program answers questions like;
1. Does Truth Exist?
2. Does God Exist?
3. Are Miracles Possible?
4. Is The New Testament True?
They are turning the tides on atheism and giving our youth what they want most; solid answers to Biblical objections.