WHY I WRITE FOR YOUTH By Ada Brownell

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Ada Brownell

Yesterday I learned a beautiful young woman I know graduated from college an atheist. She spent her youth going to church, enjoying God’s house, and listening to her parents and grandparents pray.

What happened?

It started when she learned in school God didn’t design her. Her genes supposedly came from monkeys. Acceptance of evil and immorality is good. Christians are the source of evil.
Brainwashing and propaganda isn’t new to the world, nor even new to America, but the depth and the scope of erasing faith, especially from youth, is now more widespread than I’ve seen in my lifetime.

Truth is, most of our teens have no idea what the Bible really says or what Christians believe, but they know the atheistic theories.

A young man came to our house wanting a copy of the Sunday magazine in the newspaper that highlighted evolution. He needed the publication for a school assignment.
“You know evolution is still an unproven theory,” I said. “It’s regarded as truth because so many scientists accept it.

His mouth fell open. “How can they do that?”

In Imagine the Future You, my motivational Bible study for youth, I teach fundamentals for success, Christian living, careers, dating and marriage, but I also give readers evidence for belief in God, the Bible, and Jesus as Savior, because following Christ is essential to a great future.

If a person doesn’t believe Genesis 1:1, he’s not going to believe anything else. So I talk about how our secularist society uses propaganda and brainwashing on youth raised in church.

Evolution has no proof and there is wide disagreement among scientists, who have many theories and strong faith in their atheism. I learned this in college, but also from interviews as a journalist, through research, and study for my Christian teaching.

The “missing links” are still missing, which is the reason some scientists teach the punctuated equilibrium theory where species jump from one to another. True, scientists observe changes, or mutations, in species—but when the changes are complete, the creature is still a fruit fly, fish, or bird.

I remind readers about the missing-link fraud evolutionists created that fooled folks from 1912 to 1953—the Piltdown Man. I point out DNA tests showed Neanderthals are not man’s ancestor.

I reveal four different Christian ideas on the days of creation:

24-hour days of creation

24-hour days of re-creation (an earlier creation was destroyed)

Revelatory days of creation (the length of time God took to reveal his creation work to Moses)

Age-long days of creation

I pray Imagine the Future You will help youth make a decision to follow Christ and God’s Word. I emphasize man can’t prove God is there, and atheists can’t prove He’s not. Only thing, there is a reason a Christian must believe: Faith necessary for salvation (See John 3:16).

So, after teaching youth most of my life and writing for Christian publications since I was 15, I still see a harvest field that needs planting, watering, and reaping. May God give the increase.

IMAGINE THE FUTURE YOU

A motivational Bible study by Ada Brownell

Imagine the Future
The intriguing thing about our dreams is we’re always the “Star.” Comedy, romance, murder mystery, drama, documentary of a heroine—there we are in the middle of everything.
When we’re awake we also star in our dreams. Dream big and work toward your goals and you’ll write a story with your life that might amaze you.
Whether your story is a tragedy or a cherished classic depends on who you want to become and if you pursue your dreams.
If you continue to do or not do what you practice now, what kind of future do you imagine for yourself?
The decisions we make ourselves affect our future more than those made for us. We have control of our attitudes, our work ethic, our sense of wonder, our faith to believe in God and for great things. It is up to us where we end up in life and eternity.
This Bible study will help you discover evidence for faith; how to look and be your best; who can help; interesting information about dating, love and marriage; choosing a career; how to deposit good things into your brain you can spend; and how to avoid hazards that jeopardize a successful life on earth and for eternity, all mingled with true stories that can make you smile.

Review: How I would have loved to sit at Mrs. Brownell’s knee when I was a teen. This wholesome book resounds with sage, Godly advice and could be picked up again and again as needs arise. Worthwhile for parents too. Much fodder for family discussion too!
Links: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1489558284 http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001KJ2C06

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