We all hear and know that those younger than many of us reading this post are struggling with identity as believers in Yeshua, some of that struggle being caused by an unwillingness to accept being called by certain names; other causes because of not understanding the new birth as a new creation, and that we are in Messiah/Christ, putting to death the old man in Adam.
Most of us can not understand how those who profess to be Bible-believing Christians still do not understand the importance of Israel in YHVH God’s plan and purpose of redemption. We also know that the whole gender confusion and sexual perversion and LGBTQIA+++ agenda is rapidly making inroads into the thinking of our children and young adults — even within the Body of Messiah — growing up in an increasingly pagan and godless generation. How is it then that we do not see that acceptance of evolution as an explanation of existence and life has had a direct impact upon all of this?!: no true triune YHVH, the God who is Creator, Redeemer, and Judge; no Father and no Son and no HOLY Spirit; no redemptive plan; no purpose; no unique Earth-Sun system; no uniquely chosen people, land, city; no Redeemer and Savior; no gospel; no forgiveness; no hope; no Day of YHVH; no Millennial Kingdom; no Satan; no angels; no resurrection; no Heaven or Hell; no New Heavens and New Earth; no Bible. Try to imagine it. ANY God except for YHVH!
Why should we be surprised that so many people are falling away from the faith once delivered to the saints, or that there is so much ignorance and lack of the fear of God, even among Jews and Christians, to whom the Word of God has come?
“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.” (2 Cor. 10:3-6)
This article originally appeared on Streams in the Negev, March 6, 2020, and is reposted with permission.