Are Young Christians Woke in 2021?
Teleios surveyed young Christians about different topics currently emphasized by secular society in the United States. Of the 247 participants, the most common responses are noted below.
Diversity - participants indicated Christians should love, teach and preach the gospel to all people regardless of race or culture (76%); diversity is good in all societies, towns and neighborhoods (42%); and diversity is not a primary church goal, but preaching the Bible, the gospel and emphasizing biblical fellowship and unity (22%).
Climate change - respondents noted that society's highest priority should be to prevent such changes and all economies, laws, individual comforts and transportation methods should be subordinated to this cause (27%); churches should educate congregations of the anti-Christian nature of the climate change movement (23%); and climate change is a fraud perpetrated to institute socialism as well as a globalist economy and government (13%).
Freedom of speech - participants indicated free speech is a precious right for which many have died and should be maintained even if some feelings are hurt (55%); loss of free speech will hurt Christians' ability to express their faith and spread the gospel (49%); and Christians and churches should fight for free speech (39%).
Homosexuality - participants expressed that Christians should share the gospel with homosexuals (62%); homosexual people, truly seeking God, should be accepted into the church to help them (59%); and Christians should love homosexuals, but hate their sin (56%).
Transsexuals - respondents noted churches should embrace transsexuals who truly are seeking to know God (50%); the best solution for transsexuals is conversion to Christianity through faith in Christ (41%); and transgender individuals born male should not be permitted to enter women's bathrooms or locker rooms (37%).
William C. Stewart, co-founder of Teleios, Inc., noted that "This survey shows that many young evangelicals possess steadfast faith and values. Nonetheless, the survey indicates a strong need for more education to teach evangelicals what scripture says about God, Christ, the Christian life, and efforts by secular society to destroy Christian values."
In summary, this survey indicates that young evangelicals generally hold to Christian values despite societal efforts to destroy Christianity. Nevertheless, the church and knowledgeable believers should teach young people the Bible's position about current "woke" societal issues and the hatred of God evident in secular society.
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WC Stewart, JA Stewart, LA Nelson
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