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1 Timothy 4:12 Further Study
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young.
2 Timothy 2:22 Further Study
Flee the evil desires of youth.
1 Timothy 4:1-3 Further Study
Some will abandon the faith.
2 Timothy 3:1-8 Further Study
Terrible times in the last days.

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Why are young people leaving the church?

June 15, 2009 - Groundbreaking study says Sunday School makes exit more likely

Two-thirds of young people in evangelical churches will leave when they move into their 20s. But a new major study shows that these kids are "lost" in their hearts and minds in elementary, middle and high school – not in college as many assume.

According to Ken Ham, of the Genesis creation-science ministry, the problem stems from the fact that too many churches teach their kids, "The age of the Earth is not an issue as long as you trust in Jesus and believe in the resurrection and the Gospel accounts."

"Because of the way in which they've been educated," Ham said, teens come to believe "that what they are taught in school is reality, but the church teaches stories and morality and relationship. Bible teaching is not real in the sense of real history."
Ham and researcher Britt Beemer have written a a book on the subject, "Already Gone: Why your kids will quit church and what you can do to stop it."
Source: WorldNetDaily - (Story no longer online)

Teenager banned from wearing Christian chastity ring at school

Dec. 4, 2008 - A Twelve-year-old girl has been told by her school not to wear her chastity ring. To Kioni Lansbury, the ring represents her intention to stay a virgin until she marries.
Kioni, who is a regular church-goer, was inspired to wear the ring by the American pop group the Jonas Brothers, who have all made pledges of celibacy.
But the school says it could be dangerous to her in PE, technology, or science classes.
Source: Daily Mail - UK
Silver Ring Thing

See You At The Pole

Sept. 23, 2008 - As they have done for many years, students prepare to demonstrate their faith tomorrow morning by gathering around the flagpoles of their schools and beginning the day with public prayer.
Source: Christianity Today
- Official "See You At The Pole" site

Teen Same-Sex Experimenting Now 'Cool'?

Sept. 12, 2008 - A new pop song called "I Kissed a Girl" by pop singer Katy Perry glorifies a trend of casual same-sex experimentation among teens. The lyrics include:
I kissed a girl and I liked it.
I kissed a girl just to try it.
It felt so wrong.
It felt so right.
Listen to an interview with psychologist Dr. Linda Mintle on this subject.
Source: CBN

Targeting Tweens through iShine

Sept. 9, 2008 - A new Christian music enterprise called "iShine" is producing music similar to the wildly popular Disney model for adolescents.
Source: Christianity Today

Court quashes dad's grounding of 12-year-old daughter

June 19, 2008 - A Quebec Superior Court Judge, Suzanne Tessier, overturned a father's decision not to allow his disobedient daughter to attend a school field trip. The 12-year-old girl had posted photos on a dating site. Her father forbade her going online.
The girl's parents are divorced, and after she had an alleged row with her stepmother, her father barred her from going on a school trip to mark the class's graduation from elementary school..
Source: CBC News

Cleavage kissing used to hype kids' show

Apr. 24, 2008 - The CW Television Network is promoting its "Gossip Girl" show with blatant sex and profanity. One of their ads show a boy kissing the cleavage of an actress. The inappropriate programing and even worse ads are being brought to the attention of parents by the Parents Television Council.
The program, Parents TV said, appeals to the female audience ages 12-17 and "glamorizes casual sex and drug use among teens."
Source: WorldNetDaily - (Story no longer online)

Schools' new prom fever: Giving condoms to kids

Apr. 8, 2008 - What kind of message are administrators of Arizona's Bisbee School District sending to their students? They are providing prom-goers with a "prom bag" that include picture frames, balloons, candy and other items. This year the "other items" will include condoms!
Source: WorldNetDaily - (Story no longer online)

Student Sues 'Anti-Christian' Teacher Over Remarks in Class

Apr. 3, 2008 - Chad Farnan, a 16-year-old student at Capistrano Valley High School, is suing to have his European history teacher fired for his anti-christian teachings.
James Corbett told his students that “Jesus glasses” obscure the truth and suggested that Christians are more likely than other people to commit rape and murder.
Farnan tape recorded the teacher's rant.
Source: Fox

Miley Cyrus: 'Faith Keeps Me Grounded'

Mar. 28, 2008 - Pop star Miley Cyrus is wildly popular and successful. She says she is "a Christ follower for sure." She told those who interviewed her:
"Live like Christ and he’ll live in you, and that’s what I want to do."
Source: Fox

Gov. Arnold blasts homeschool ruling

Mar. 8, 2008 - California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke up for homeschooling parents who are now threatened with criminal penalties by a ruling from the 2nd District Court of Appeal in Los Angeles. The judgment states "all children ages 6 to 18 must attend public or private school full-time until graduation from high school or be tutored at home by a credentialed teacher."
"This outrageous ruling must be overturned by the courts and if the courts don't protect parents' rights then, as elected officials, we will," he said.
Source:WorldNetDaily - (Story no longer online)

Parents of 166,000 students could face criminal charges

Mar. 6, 2008 - Parents who are pulling their children out of California public schools because of state-mandated teaching about sexuality that is contrary to their Biblical beliefs may face criminal charges. The decision comes from the 2nd Appellate Court in Los Angeles. Justice H. Walt Croskey and two other judges ordered:
"Parents who fail to [comply with school enrollment laws] may be subject to a criminal complaint against them, found guilty of an infraction, and subject to imposition of fines or an order to complete a parent education and counseling program."
Pacific Justice Institute president, Brad Dacus, warns that the ruling not only attacks traditional homeschooling, but also homeschooling through charter schools.
Source: WorldNetDaily - (Story no longer online)
Home schooling unlawful, says California court - OneNewsNow

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