America stands at the greatest crossroads in her history. Our nation is in crisis, both within and without. Our future literally hangs in the balance. As we go about business as usual, America faces the greatest threat in her history, from a militant Islamic advance. And, at the same time, she is ill-equipped to meet this challenge as she is imploding from within, both morally and spiritually.
The only hope for America is the Church. The only hope for the Church is Revival. And, the only hope for Revival may be how the “Millennial Generation” responds to the message of the gospel.
The horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, like those on Pearl Harbor sixty years before, heralded the arrival of a dangerous new era in our history. In that last period of crisis in America, the “G.I. Generation” came of age and became the foot soldiers in the battle for our survival. Now, it is the “Millennial Generation” that will be called upon to fight the great battles facing America.
Unfortunately, the Millennials seem to have little in common with the last “hero” generation that arose in America. Amazingly, 65% of the “G.I. Generation” were Evangelical Christians. That percentage dropped to 35% for the “Boomers,” and only 16% for the “Gen-Xers.”
Tragically, the projected percentage for the “Millennials” is only 4 percent! If only 4% of this age group comes to know Christ in a meaningful way, America has no future!
These last two age-cohorts – the Gen Xers and the Millennials – are the two most broken age cohorts in American history. They have suffered the impact of the choices of their “Boomer” parents, the most destructive generation in our history. As the Church and the nation move into this era of crisis, the Church is unprepared and society is increasingly secular.
Among Millennial believers:
- Only 9% have a Biblical worldview
- 80% defect during college and do not return to the faith
- 74% cheat in school
- 83% lie to their teachers
- 93% lie to their parents
- 63% become violent when angry
Among Millennials as a whole:
- 63% don’t believe that Jesus is the son of God
- 58% believe all faiths teach equally valued truths
- 51% don’t believe that Jesus rose from the dead
- 65% don’t believe that Satan is real
- 68% don’t believe that the Holy Spirit is real
- 70% don’t believe that absolute truth exists
Clearly our reality is grave, and the challenge before us is great!