An explanation of topics for a dialogue with young people; topics where young people have to deal with in their lives, with support of Scripture.
Young Christian, are you only interested in your smart-phone and iPad?
Or are you aware of how young people are misled in this world?
Do you see through those, with their smoothed out face, who ‘say’ they care for young people? Today’s young people are promising, but certainly need Christian attention.
NKJV (Proverbs 14:15) 15 The simple believes every word, But the prudent considers well his steps.
Can you distinguish word-artists with their word-games?
Some are adept at inventing contemptuous words for others whose thoughts and behavior they do not like, or whose ideas do not fit with their policies.
Especially (young) people who ponder, who critically follow the results of others, are not respected and are put away as conspiracy thinkers.
Christians have already been given the ‘label’ doom thinkers.
People who think traditionally are also called ‘populists’, a word that intentionally has been given a negative charge.
Populism – from the Latin word populus ‘people’ – is really nothing else, but opting for the interests of ‘the people’.
Jesus also suffered from such word-artists.
On a certain occasion they called him Beelzebub, or possessed by Beelzebub (= Satan):
NKJV (Matthew 12: 22-26) 22 Then one was brought to Him who was demon-possessed, blind and mute; and He healed him, so that the blind and mute man both spoke and saw. 23 And all the multitudes were amazed and said, “Could this be the Son of David?” 24 Now when the Pharisees heard it they said, “This fellow does not cast out demons except by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.” 25 But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. 26 If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand?
The theme of this article is how young people can protect themselves against deception, by structural practicing of Christian principles.