From the very beginning of Truth78’s ministry, we have been challenged, guided, inspired, and sustained by these words from Paul to Timothy:
You, however, have followed my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions and sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra—which persecutions I endured; yet from them all the Lord rescued me. Indeed, all who desire to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil people and impostors will go on from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:10-17)
Through the teaching of the God-breathed words of Scripture, Timothy was made wise for salvation through faith in Christ, and was trained and equipped for a life of godliness. Why did Paul remind Timothy of this? Because persecution would come upon those who faithfully follow Christ. Evil days were ahead. Men would distort and oppose the truth, and things would progress from bad to worse. Paul urged Timothy to continue in the Word so that he would stand firm!
Surely, our greatest responsibility to the next generation is to make known to them the glorious realities of God’s holy Word! Our children live in the same kind of spiritually dangerous climate as Timothy did. Therefore, Christian parents and churches must place the highest priority on the faithful teaching of the Scriptures—making known to children the absolute authority, clarity, necessity, and sufficiency of the Bible, teaching them the whole counsel of God. We must renew our efforts to train them to rightly read, understand, submit to, and delight in the life-giving Word of God.
We invite you to join us in Louisville, Kentucky, October 18-19 for the "From Childhood You Have Known" conference to be challenged, equipped, and encouraged for this sacred endeavor. We are honored to have Albert Mohler, Bruce Ware, and Ryan Fullerton as speakers. David and Sally Michael will cast a vision for ministering specifically to children and youth. Practical breakout seminars will highlight and help implement biblical literacy in homes and churches.