Original post at http://www.nextstepevangelism.org/2013/02/19/maxies-weekly-word-18/
THE DIMINISHING OF RELIGION
The change of culture in the United States has dramatically lowered the status of children. This is the conclusion of a study out of Stanford University. Six out of every one hundred kids say they have tried to commit suicide. Homicide is the leading cause of death among blacks between fifteen and nineteen. One out of every ten teenage girls gets pregnant every year, a rate twice as high as in other industrialized nations. Drinking and driving is the number one killer of American adolescents.
Hold your breath. These researchers say that the primary cause for all this is the diminishing of religion.
It’s good to hear such a word when churches and religion are being viewed so negatively and the secular press takes every opportunity to paint the failure so darkly.
Being Christian makes a difference. You make a difference and you can make life matter.