BattleCry

May 10, 2007 at 10:29 am (My ramblings)

I am so excited! Tomorrow we go to BattleCry and I know something extraordinary is going to happen.

I posted some statistics about teens a few months ago but think it is worth it to post them again. Take a minute and read them and chew on them for a few minutes. These are real statistics and this is our future. You want revival? You want to reach the world for Christ? You want to change our culture? Then DO SOMETHING!!! If you are thinking right now, “what could one person possibly do?” then you need to go back and read your Bible! One person can change the world. Go read the book of Acts and see what a handful of men did. Be a worldchanger.
Staggering Statistics about Teens:
  • 1 out of 11 attempt suicide each year
  • 1 out of 10 fifteen year olds and younger have gone through family divorce in their life-time
  • 58% have been involved in objectionable content on the web
  • 40% have experimented with self-injury (are “cutters”)
  • Use of prescription drugs (Ritalin, anti-depressants etc.) by children/teens has increased
  • By the time the average child graduates from high school, he/she will have watched 19,000 hours of TV including about 200,000 sexual acts and 1 million acts of violence
  • 1 in 10 high school females have reported being raped at some point in their life
  • Fear of violence in schools is now the leading “worry” of public school teens
  • 48% of high school seniors are sexually active (had sexual intercourse in past 3 months)
  • 91% say there is NO ABSOLUTE TRUTH
  • 75% of teens in America believe the central message of the Bible is, “God helps those who help themselves”
  • 53% believe Jesus committed sin (40% of born again teens believe Jesus committed sin)

Our teens DESPERATELY need godly influences in their lives. They are crying out for help. All we have to do is take a look at what happened at Virginia Tech to realize that people are hurting out there. I don’t claim to have all the answers but I know the One who does and I am going to end with this Scripture because I think it sums alot of our problems up:

2 Chronicles 7:14, If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

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2 Comments

  1. timbob said,

    Greetings. Incredible statistics and very reflective of the times in which we live. The task at hand seems formidable but God specializes in the seemingly impossible. I’m definately keeping you and all in prayer this weekend.

    Have a great day in Christ

    timbob

  2. John Kaiser said,

    Those stats are tough to read.

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