WHAT MATTERS ETERNALLY Dr. Jobe Martin Pensacola, Florida 2006 ECCLESIASTES 12:1 “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them.” GOD’S WILL FOR CHRISTIANS: BE DISCIPLEMAKERS! Matthew 28:19, 20 DISCIPLE-MAKING STARTS AT HOME • Are we sending our children out as missionaries or as mission fields? • “But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” 1 Peter 3:15 • Can our children defend the faith? WE ARE LOSING 57%-88% OF “CHRISTIAN” YOUTH AFTER FOUR YEARS OF COLLEGE! Friends with Campus Crusade for Christ tell me, “If we don’t get the Christian kids within the first six weeks of their freshman year [of college], we’ve lost them to the competing worldviews.” How do we lose them? WE CANNOT DEFEND THE FAITH! • Where did Cain get his wife? • How did Noah get all the animals on the ark? • Aren’t Christians really polytheists? • Wasn’t the Flood of Noah a local flood? • Aren’t the days of Genesis long periods of time • Hasn’t science proven the universe is billions of years old? • Isn’t starlight millions of years old? • Didn’t dinosaurs go extinct 60 M. years ago? COULD A CHEMPEDAK TREE EVOLVE? Science News, March 3, 2000, p.182 WORLDVIEW THINKING IN THE HISTORY OF THE U.S.A. • Christian Theism: Personal God Young Universe Creation • Traditional Deism: Reduced God Old Universe Theistic Evolution • Secular Humanism: Dead God Darwinian Atheistic Evolution • Pagan Mysticism/Metaphysical Naturalism I am God/All is God/There is no God • Evolution is God! Harry Potter is God!