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Already Gone – Video Download

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Already Gone – Video Download

by Ken Ham

The trends are frightening, but this DVD shows how to win back our families, our churches, and our world!

The next generation is already calling it quits on traditional church. Next Sunday, look around, two thirds of the young people in your church are already disengaged from the message they are hearing. And it’s not just happening on the nominal fringe; it’s happening in the most solid “Bible-believing” churches.

In this important DVD, Ken Ham discusses the profound cultural changes taking place in our Western world, as God’s Word is rejected and man’s fallible ideas are welcomed. Ken relates some of the shocking statistics presented in the book Already Gone that reveal the reasons why young people are leaving church and abandoning the faith of their parents.

The church is failing to give children real answers to their questions. We are losing our kids long before college. But this is far from a hopeless situation. Ken explains how we can fight back for our children, and what we can do to ground our children in the faith and prepare them for the challenges of the secular world.

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Cultural Religion

“Culture is religion externalized.”

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Commonly attributed to Henry Van Til

Culture is the expression of a group of people’s core values.  Different people groups have different values and those values are defined by their religious beliefs.  All people have a religious belief even the most devoted and adamant atheist.  An atheist’s religious belief is that there is no God.

A religion is a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe, especially when considered as the creation of a supernatural agency or agencies, usually involving devotional and ritual observances, and often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Religion

A religion is a set of beliefs concerning the cause, nature, and purpose of the universe” …  “often containing a moral code governing the conduct of human affairs.”  This is why I say all people are religious whether or not they admit it or not.   Even the most violent gangs have some form of code that they live by and conduct themselves by.

So what does our culture worship?

My guess is that by watching and observing people and their interactions our culture worships “themselves”.

Romans 12:1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.  ESV

Can others see whom you worship by observing your life?



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