domingo, 14 de julio de 2013


The children of believers are leaving the Christian church. According to surveys, three out of five young people in our country abandon the Christian faith and therefore, the Church. Our young people are dropping out of church, abandon the faith and values ​​of their parents! Beware, some of these young people can be your children! What is happening to the children of believers? Why leave the church? Can you stop this terrible process? We see that this is not something new, in the Bible we find that many of the children of great men of faith, also defected from it.
SOME EXAMPLES:(1 Samuel 2:12) "The sons of Eli were wicked, and had no knowledge of the Lord. Who was Eli? Its name means "high, high" Was it? It was the high priest and judge in the city of Shiloh, in the house of Jehovah. Who were their children? Hophni (man of the hill boxer) and Phinehas (mouth snake) two men (priests) perverse:
They had no knowledge of God 1 Samuel 2:12
They had little sacrifices in 1 Samuel 2:13-17, 28,29
Fornicated with the "parishioners" 1 Samuel 2:22
Who failed here, Eli or your children? (1 Samuel 8:1-3) "came to pass when Samuel was old, that he made his sons judges over Israel. 2 and the name of his firstborn was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah: they were judges in Beersheba. 3, but sons walked not in the ways of his father, but turned aside after dishonest gain, took bribes and perverted justice. "
Joel = Lord is God Abijah = the Lord is my Father. They reflected? Meaning of their names? The vr 3 reads "sons walked not in the ways of his father." Is it good or bad does not walk in the ways of our fathers? It depends on how are the ways of their parents.
The 13 most critical reasons why young people reject the Christian faith percentage
The attraction of worldly 20.5%
The hypocrites in the church 19.3%
Peer pressure unbelievers 13.7%
Strong loyalty to my non-Christian friends 11.4%
Deficient Christian models at home 7.9%
Oras reasons 5.7%
The Christian adults do not listen, sermonize 5.1%
There is time to repent after 4.9%
For shame to be called hallelujah 4.0%
Too many questions about the Bible 3.8%
Christianity has too many rules 1.6%
Christianity is not related to my life 1.2%
Hard to believe that Jesus Christ is the only way of salvation 0.9%
Well give you the opportunity to list the reasons mentioned above, as you believe are most important. Three reasons why young people leave their faith i. Because I never made a decision for Jesus Christ genuine parents and they embraced Christianity began to take their children to church, being exposed (the children) from small to all information that allows a person to be a Christian, it is likely that children, now become young, accepted these beliefs as a result of cultural faith. There are two things in this worthy of note
There is in this an advantage growing up in a Christian home has allowed privileged access to knowledge of God and his word. From childhood have been able to learn concepts that can not only give them salvation, but make their lives that much more rich, fulfilling and worth living. They've got to know the counsel of God that can deliver a multitude of situations of pain and suffering as a result of sin.
There is also a practical disadvantage knowledge without an effect of immunization. These young people know but do not live and therefore might think that the gospel really does not work and is not used for everyday life. They may think that being in church is the same as being part of the family of God and therefore not see or understand the need for personal conversion.
In many of these young people has been or there is a confusion in relation to the conversion experience do you think own personal conviction or because they have received these beliefs of their parents? Have you accepted Jesus Christ as Savior or have accepted an ethics and morality? Do you have a religion or a relationship with God?
For the poor models of spirituality there are two basic frameworks for spiritual identity formation of youth.
The family religion is learned first in the home, and the quality of religious life of parents and their active involvement in the church is the biggest influence that adolescents. The low spiritual quality of many parents parents cultivate their own spiritual life, not take the time to better and deeper understanding of God and his word. Their religious life has become a high percentage nominal, ie, nominalism is a phenomenon in which Christians observe are characterized by minimal external manifestations of Christian faith and little radical commitment to the ideals of the gospel. The direct result is the abandonment of faith and lifestyle. Values, priorities, modes of behavior, delusions and other forces driving these adults are not those emanating from the Bible, at least not primarily, if not moving normals to any member of society. The loss of biblical values ​​naturally affects the children who see no consistency between what parents say and what their parents live. It is said, and rightly, that the young man closes his ear to advice and open your eyes to example.
The church, are we aware of the power that has the congregation molder on the individual? If the youth is a church cold. Legalistic, little commitment to holiness, evangelism and lacking enthusiasm for the word and work of God what will our youth? It is likely to reject a faith that believes that it is probably hypocritical and meaningless to him.
If these two frameworks are weak and do not adequately fulfill its role, we are not surprised that produces an abandonment of faith on the part of young people. Can we do something to prevent the defection of young people in our churches?
Help our young people to clarify their conversion experience teach you not become a Christian by:
born in a Christian home
by attending church
to know the Bible
by being baptized only becomes Christian when we recognize that we have sinned, repent of having done so, we ask forgiveness for our sins, and ask Jesus Christ to live within us. This decision is not transferable.
Let freedoms for their doubts and crisis certainly is not bad, doubt is an intellectual attitude that makes the person has a need for more information or a better understanding than they currently have. The question should not be confused with unbelief which is a refusal to believe. An unresolved question or repressed can be a seed of unbelief.
Us as a congregation serious criticism is affecting how our young people our life as a congregation? Are we a congregation with a lifestyle worthy of imitation? Are we an encouragement, encouragement and motivation to the younger sector of our brotherhood? Furthermore, we see that says:
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord. 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all thy soul, and with all your strength. 6 and these words which I command you today , shall be in thine heart: 7 And teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when you sit in your house and walk by the way, and when thou liest down, and when you rise. 8 and shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and shall be as frontlets between your eyes 9 and write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. "
Embody the word of God in our lives vr 6. They'll be on your heart if you do not model the faith as it should be our children will not be attracted by it. The children do not reject Christianity, but a distortion of it.
Teach our children through constant repetition vr 7 and you shall teach them diligently diligently used to indicate the action to sharpen a knife or tool by passing several times on whetstone. Gradually the word became "sharpen" "enter" "teach" it seems the idea is that repeating the teachings of the law over and over again, the parents can be riveted or reinforce in the minds and hearts of children.
Let us apply the word of God in every circumstance of life vv 7-9 we should teach our children that our life is under divine control and therefore, should be sacred. Also, that the word of God includes everything, there is no neutral ground and we have to live entirely for him. That's why God requires that teaching be done in the daily life environment. At home, walk along the road, when you lie down and when you rise.
Our children have to make their own decisions in relation to God. But it is our responsibility to guide them to Christ and worry about whether they have understood what it means to be a child of God, as parents, the challenge is ours, not a pastor or a Sunday school teacher, is my responsibility. Our children will avoid? Leave the church? Let's start changing our concept so far have of God, of ourselves and of His church. Only then will we be able to avoid such attrition
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