April 10, 2021 | From Mario Murillo Ministries
We hear from many intercessors their concerns about their children and grandchildren, as well as concern over the partisan division in the Church. What if we are coddling millennials to their destruction? This blog by Mario Murillo doesn’t mince words! We want to know what you think . . . share in the comments.
I remember it like it was yesterday. I could smell marijuana smoke. I looked over the fence into the yard of my neighbor, Sam, because the smoke was coming from his back porch. Sam was teaching his thirteen-year-old son how to light up and smoke dope.
It was not hard for him to interpret my glare. He defensively explained that he didn’t want to lose his son—that it is “better that he does it at home with me, than behind my back.”
Apparently, sitting his son down and explaining why it was dangerous and stupid to get stoned, was not an option. But, he was not saving his son—he was destroying him. . . .
In the same way, a prominent Evangelical ‘scholar’ explained why—even after he and his group called ‘Pro-life Evangelicals for Biden’, were used and lied to—he still supports Biden, because, he admits, he doesn’t want to lose the kids!
He said there are “many younger evangelicals who are not happy about … the way in which their parents and grandparents have endorsed and defended the Trump administration. We … don’t want to lose them to evangelicalism because of what is perceived as mean-spirited, highly partisan commitment on the part of the older generation of evangelicals.” Wait, what? . . .
How is what he is doing any better than what my neighbor Sam was doing? . . .
So we should smoke woke with them because we are afraid of losing them?
Millennials must not be classified as some exotic new human species that must be excused from correction and common sense. That is the greatest insult—and the purest form of hatred.
“Discipline your children while there is hope. Otherwise, you will destroy their lives” (Proverbs 19:18).
I stood before 2,000 youth at a Christian college. I said, “If you are not careful you are going to be the most boring old people America has ever known. If you look in my smart phone you will see pictures of people being saved and healed. If I were to look in most of your smart phones, what would I see, pictures of food?
“Imagine years from now, showing those pictures to your grandchildren. “Grandpa, what is this a picture of?” And you sheepishly answer, “Well, that was my breakfast.” And then they will ask, “Why are there 17 pictures of grandma in front of a mirror that are all exactly the same?””
Believe it or not, these young men and women did not race to a safe place or assume the fetal position. They laughed. They reacted the way young people have for generations. Why? . . .
Because in our zeal to prove they are different, we have forgotten they are just the same as the youth of every generation. Scared and teachable. . . .
If this prominent evangelical were right, millennials would not be crowding the front of our tent to be saved. They can take the truth. More of them than you realize are ready to hear the other side of the story—the story about America’s decency, and the good things this nation has done in history.
It is the professors who have changed. . . .
It is the Democrat Party that has changed. And I do not care who this offends: if we do not want to lose them, we must risk losing them by speaking the truth, in love!
Dear Christian professor…so what if you keep them Christian by letting them support Biden? What happens down the road when they read about Hell in the Bible? . . .
When I get a chance to reason with youth, many of them wake up out of wokeness. Catch phrases die after they are challenged to check their validity. When they spout stuff about Trump, I challenge them to show me, “When did he say that?” . . . .
I also know when it is time to confront a generation that has too much at stake to be coddled, hoodwinked, and appeased.
Stop smoking dope with them. Love them enough to tell them the truth, and do not destroy them!
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(Excerpt from Mario Murillo Ministries. Photo Credit: Getty Images.)