Our Future

From Billy Graham:

In a declining culture one of its characteristics is that the ordinary people are unaware what is happening.  Mr. Average-man is comfortable in his complacency, as unconcerned as a silverfish in a carton of discarded magazines on world affairs.  He’s not asking any questions.  Modern man has become a spectator of world events, observing on this television screen without becoming at all involved.  He doesn’t seem to realize what’s happening to him.  He doesn’t understand that his world is on fire and he is about to be burned with it.   

John W. Whitehead, president of the Rutherford Institute and author of The Stealing of America, also projects our future. “If the church fails to have a significant witness in public education, where most of the next generation will be trained, then the next generation will inevitably be more hostile to Christianity than this generation. That could spell disaster.”
“Christians must share a large part of the blame for the erosion of our God-given and constitutionally guaranteed freedoms and the rise of atheistic secularism.”    A Whitehead book reviewer
“The same was true in education and the fine arts.  Now, however, these fields of study and practice have been taken over by humanists, and the great tragedy is that Christians, by their indifference, have acquiesced in this Satanic takeover.”  Dr. Henry M. Morris in The Remarkable Record of Job, page 100
 “We are losing our finest Christian kids everyday to a religion.  I call it Secular Fundamentalism.  You want the real name for it?  Dr. Noebel then held up a book and said, A Common Faith by John Dewey.”  He then asked, “Why are we only allowed to present this worldview to our young people in our classrooms today?  The vast majority of Christians in this country don’t have the foggiest idea of what’s going on.”  Dr. David Noebel, co-author with Tim LaHaye of Mind Siege, made this public statement at the Worldview Weekend Seminar on 10/27/2001 in Colorado Springs.  Go to: http://thunderontheright.wordpress.com/ for Dr. Noebel’s blog. 
Dr. Francis Schaeffer said that Christians have mistakenly seen the evils of our society (abortion, euthanasia, pornography, breakdown of the family, drugs, gang violence, etc.) as isolated bits and pieces and have failed to see these social ills are in reality all connected as a natural outcome of a humanistic worldview.
Schaeffer went on to explain our future:  “We face a worldview which would have never given us our freedoms, forced upon us by the courts and the government by men holding this other worldview.  … This other view is totally intolerant.  I do not think we are going to get another opportunity if we do not take it now in this country.  If the Christians specifically and others who love liberty, but specifically the Christians, do not do something about it now, I don’t believe your grandchildren are going to get a chance.
In 1982 Dr. Schaeffer asked some important questions:  “Where have the Bible believing Christians been in the last forty years?! …This country is close to being lost, not first of all because of a humanists’ conspiracy.  I believe there are those who conspire, but that is not the reason this country is almost lost.  …This country is almost lost … because the Bible believing Christians in the last forty years, who have said that they know that the final reality is this infinite personal God, who is the creator, … they said they have known it, and they have done nothing about it as the consensus has changed!  There has been a vast silence.”