Why Christians should move as one body

Each day, the world sees a steady rise in teen suicide, depression, drug addiction, and promiscuity. Disengaged parents and social media are part of the influence. If Christian organizations can truly move collectively as one body, a lot can change. Unfortunately, bureaucracy and pride remain evident among Christians that form disunity (Luke 9:46).

Generation Z needs you. The scheme of the enemy is disguised as political correctness and it’s at our doorstep. We need to push for counterculture and prepare this generation for what is to come. The timing is relevant as statistics give us an alarming rate of drug abuse, suicide, and a leap in HIV/AIDS cases among High School students. It is the critical hour.

→ The need to push for a counterculture for Generation Z.

Suicide & Depression

US-CDC reported suicide as the second leading cause of death, among teenagers aged between 13 to 18 years old. Those in High School are the most vulnerable. While the Philippines may not share the same statistics, undocumented reports of suicide cases are steadily rising.

Alarming statistics in the USA
● 1 in 5 children has mental health problems
● 43% Increase in ADHD patient
● 37% Increase in Teen Depression
● 200% Increase in suicide rate in kids 10-14 years old

→ The root cause of depression that science won’t tell you.

HIV, AIDS

In the Philippines, only 1 person per day was getting infected with the HIV virus back in 2008. This jumped to 17 per day in 2014 and 32 per day as of 2018. Students 15 to 24 years old are being infected. The cases are getting younger.

There is also a connection between mobile phones, social media, and suicide. This technology encourages disconnection by building “fake relationships,” former iPhone executives admitted. “Certain mobile phone apps are also linked with the rise of HIV infection in the Philippines because it encourages meet up for sex,” says Disraeli Pacuno, HIV activist.

Frequently asked questions about HIV/AIDS.

Social Media

New apps and online games are becoming more sinister. Bloody killing is celebrated and most have become desensitized to what is actually evil in nature. We have seen the side effects of playing these types of games through the rampant and senseless killing in schools and public places. These murderers have one thing in common – most of them are fans of deadly video games.

The Blue Whale Challenge is a 50-day challenge similar to the Momo Challenge. Towards the end of the challenge, the player is told to commit suicide.

Side effects of Facebook.

Drug Abuse

Drug abuse has become endemic in our society. The war against it should not only be a government initiative. It should inspire believers to know that the Philippine government has taken a bold step in introducing “Faith-Based Programs,” authored by Evangelical Christians, to accomplish the task of eliminating the drug problem in the country.

Become an online missionary

As of 2018, Facebook has approximately 2.2 Billion users and the Philippines rank 6th place with 60 Million users. It is estimated that video will represent 80% of Internet traffic by 2019. They are constantly exposed to music and movies about permissive sex and violence. Christians must take advantage of this medium to influence them. Volunteer as an online counselor or share the Gospel as an online missionary.

FURTHER READING
→ The devil no longer hides, he comes out through music.
→ New atheism that endangers the Pinoy youth.
→ The real political enemy of Filipino Christians is starting to brew.

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Albert is a writer at J15. He is a graduate of Asian Studies and an undergraduate from the Asian Bible Seminary and Trinity College of Music. He has been a Christian for almost thirty years and is happily married with three lovable teenagers.

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