Today millions of young people are struggling with a serious condition that is causing many to leave their faith, lose their family influence and struggle with communicating face to face with friends, family, and foe. These trends did not happen overnight, and they won’t go away by themselves. The vast majority of the younger generation are lonely, anxious and depressed. Their world has convinced them that there is no God who created and loves them and their worldviews are ungrounded and scattered. They have little understanding as to who they are and the purpose of life. They are lost and crying for help. Can you hear them?
The issue that is destroying their hearts and minds is confusion in their own identity and God’s identity. They are discouraged because they have no idea as to who they really are as human beings. Without knowing God, they are unable to know themselves. The place to begin to fix this misplaced identity begins with Genesis 1:1 “In the beginning God created…27 God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139:13-16
Just how wonderfully are we made? Science steps into this space and verifies the truth of the scriptures. There is nothing random or by chance about us. God made that perfectly clear in his word and now, with all the genome sequencing studies in nanotechnology research, we can see it! Here are a few looks of what we now know about a cell and it is anything but simple.
In each cell is DNA, deoxyribonucleic acid, which houses the genetic information or instructions for living and operating. Massive amounts of data stored on a tiny tightly wound spiraling ladder, packaged as a chromosome. If stretched out, each DNA strand would be around six feet long, and all the DNA in one person put together would be about twice the diameter of the solar system. Science Focus, July 28, 2011
Consider the discovery of the Flagellum
Science is not the enemy of the Christian faith, quite the contrary. Macro-evolution is an unscientific belief in the random collision of particles that have produced life. From goo to you. Science and scripture know that “kinds” of animals to not change from one to another. A fish does not become a horse because the genetic codes can not increase in information. The complexity of the human cells had to be the work of an intelligent designer whose name is God.
This information is vitally important because many of the brightest of our young people have not been exposed to this information. They have bought the lie that science not God created all that there is. When we know and believe that God planned to make us uniquely different from everyone else he has created we begin to understand our real identity. No human is a mistake. We matter! God loves all that he created and promises that when you believe in Jesus as your Savior, he will live in you and allow you to experience all those things you were looking for from the culture but never found; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and self-control. Hope.
We all have to step up and talk about this in our families and yes in the church! Here is why: Gallup May 2017
- 38% say God created man in present form is the lowest in 35 years
- 30% believe that God created with the help of evolution
- 48% of high school grads believe in creation
- 24% of college students believe in creation
- 21% of post-grad students believe in creation
How can you learn more about this and how to communicate it with your family and friends? Go to anchorsaway.org and being today to lead with the Unanswered: Smoke, Mirrors and Godsmall group biblical worldview curriculum. If you would like to begin learning the language of biblical worldview and how to better communicate that value within your sphere of influence, go and sign up today for the Anchorsaway Worldview Bootcamp today.
Consider attending the Creation Evidence Expo at Crossroads Bible College, September 21-26th. For more information go to creationevidenceexpo.org. I will be speaking on Wednesday, September 26 at 7:00pm on “Speaking Truth into a Post truth Generation”.
Please join us in the battle for the hearts and minds of our younger generation. They will love this once they begin to realize who God is and who they are and that there is great hope in the person of Jesus!
Thank you so much.