If you have been in youth ministry for a while you have heard the name Ron Luce. Though many look at Ron’s approach as very extreme, you will find that his motivation behind the war on America is a fight against immorality. I think we would all agree that we desire to help preserve our moral beliefs and pass them down to our children. The question is how do we pass down our beliefs to our children, yet not keep them ignorant to the issues of what is really happening in our immoral culture that we call America.
Everyday our own families are inundated with violence, sexuality, and individuals that deface the values that many of us grew up being parented under. If we are ever going to win this battle against immorality, the church must be a voice in America. Not just a voice, but believers that are unified in faith living a counter culture lifestyle that is relevant to the average person we come in contact with. The best way to combat this is to educate our own children about why we believe the Biblical values that we profess. We as parents, family members, friends, teachers and pastors should speak up, instead of being silent about immoral issues. Many are trying to preserve their children’s life by shutting the ears of their children or sheltering them from being exposed to our culture. We tell our child not to speak using certain words or not to act in the manner that others do in our culture, but we haven’t helped them understand why. This must stop! To be a voice, our counter culture lifestyle must offer a solution and understanding that people in today’s society understand. Not just opinions, but facts of the impact that our culture is having upon society and then practical actions that can be modeled in our life.
What will you do to begin being a voice in your home, church and city? Will you remain silent or like Ron Luce– sound the battle cry! It is time to unify and live what we say we believe.