Are Average Christians Even Aware?

While I’m still contemplating and studying whether believers should be fleeing from the cities that are like Sodom, I wanted to return to one of the original questions.  In the post Raising Children in Sodom at GTY the ending questions are these:

How are today’s Christians indifferent or asleep in the cultural battle for the family? How is the enemy infiltrating Christian homes (e.g., immersion in modern technology, exposure to secular entertainment)?

Now granted many who read Christian websites like GTY aren’t the “average” Christian.  No believer I know intentionally sets out to give their children and families over to the enemy.  Yet like many things it is the things that sneak up on us which often cause the most harm.  What seems so obvious to me to avoid may not even be thought about by another, and vise-versa.  Thus the expression being “asleep”.



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2 thoughts on “Are Average Christians Even Aware?

  1. Question 1: How are today’s Christians indifferent or asleep in the cultural battle for the family?

    I think that in even the best Christian families, there is certainly a numbness to the effects of swimming with the cultural tide. My family certainly isn’t at all as disconnected culturally as we should be I’m sure, but I am amazed that other Christian parents think our views on say, dating as “extreme.” So yes, a lot of Christian families are asleep.

    Question 2:How is the enemy infiltrating Christian homes (e.g., immersion in modern technology, exposure to secular entertainment)?

    I think this is one where probably every family except a few can get into trouble. While we hold a hard line on music and movie choices, I often wonder if even too much Discovery channel is a good thing. And we are movie lovers, even though we are quite selective. Not to mention the Internet.

    Even though we are very diligent, I often wonder if we’re diligent enough.

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Terry,

    Some of us think we are keeping the culture at bay. However, if our great-grandparents were to see us they would probably be horrified at what we don’t blink an eye at. (Not that they were perfect.)

    “Extreme” is a common accusation I’ve gotten. As long as we are on the Biblical side of extreme, it isn’t bad. 🙂

    We aren’t a media family so movies, TV, radio, social media, etc. aren’t even thought about much. However, internet is a problem just in the fact that it attacks you at times with bugs, viruses, pictures and words that reach out to grab even wary users. No computer protection system works well for long. 🙁

    I’m sure none of us are as diligent as we should be. Sometimes I just get exhausted fighting the fight, but then I should remember to turn to prayer for strength to continue on, instead of giving in to the exhaustion.

    Berean Wife

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