“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” Frederick Douglas
While I have met and continue to meet with youth who are determined to resolve issues of their sexuality, most feel too inadequate, lack motivation and do not have an individual structured in their life to help them through the process of healing and wholeness. Any Christian can emphasize to the hurting there is hidden need within the heart of everyone that an intimate relationship with God can fill. Reaching youth struggling with their sexuality is something we all can do and must do to help searching youth understand God’s abundant plans for their lives and to counteract agendas that desire to ruin all hope for the youth. You and I may be the only person that will have the courage to share the Good News with a youth struggling with their sexuality.
When it comes to the realities of sexual and relational brokenness, I withdrew from endeavoring to be both politically-correct and church-correct many, many years ago. I despise religion.
For far too many youth today, morality has become purely a matter of personal taste. Regarding sexual expression, opinions vary on how best to attain fulfillment, and in the thinking of many people, these differences are nothing more than opinions. From this perspective, regardless of one’s personal view or opinion on sexual expression, sex outside of marriage between one man and one woman or remaining celibate as a single man or woman, have been reduced to a matter of personal preference or expression.
Today, it is a fact, one youth’s promiscuity is another youth’s monogamy when it comes to sexual expression. It is also a fact there is a demonstrable relationship between promiscuity and high-risk sexual behavior. They are synonymous.
These are perilous times for youth when it comes to the topic of human sexuality and more specifically, sexual expression. Why? Because present realities dictate youth do not get to choose the various and multiple possible consequences that may come their way as a result of just one bad decision or choice. There is great, great reward in living life within God’s holy boundary lines.
I humbly submit that society, and sometimes the Church, is unwittingly promoting social experiments and various behaviors with no justification in reality and, with all probability enabling inevitable serious moral problems with potentially tragic consequences.
To prove my point, I offer this 10-minute video titled “The War on Children: The Comprehensive Sexuality Education Agenda.”
[Full 35 minute version at https://vimeo.com/152728936]
It only took a few minutes of the video for me to become completely horrified at the level of child abuse that our nation has and is perpetrating upon the world. May God have mercy upon us and send us leaders who will be courageous enough to stand up and put a stop to it.
While it is easy enough to become cynical about the times in which we live, remember when God is put in the equation of life, a hope that does not disappoint rises with us. It is true that the number of youth embracing various forms of sexual expression has become alarming, but we should trust God and reach out to youth with the truth and the message of salvation and sexual redemption available through the Lord Jesus Christ.
If you know Jesus, you are a candidate to be a champion for change in the life of a youth and the world.
A specific word to the Church…
God has given the responsibility of outreach to each and every faithful follower of Christ Jesus. Once again, you may that individual, that church, who has the ability to make an eternal difference in the life of a struggling youth.
I believe in and continue to have every confidence in the Church’s ability, through Christ, to reach and minister to the sexually and relationally broken. We, His Church, are all in this work together through Him, fulfilling the Great Commission. (Matthew 28:19-20)
Therefore, I pray over you…
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon (you,) because the Lord has anointed (you) to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent (you) to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty and freedom to those held captive and release from darkness for the prisoners…” (Isaiah 61:1)
God’s passion should be our passion.
Pastor Phillip Lee
His Way Out Ministries
Member of Restored Hope Network
“If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the truth of God except precisely that little point which the world and the devil are at the moment attacking, the I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Christ. Where the battle rages, there the loyalty of the soldier is tested.” Martin Luther