Reconciliation and Regeneration are what matter most and will result in social REVOLUTION. There are poor people in the Philippines but the disastrous condition is not overpopulation or economic poverty. The tragedy is spiritual poverty which leads to social poverty.
The assault on the family by the world we live in and problems associated with HIV/AIDS, Abortion, Pre-marital Sex, Homosexuality, Trafficking, Masturbation, Suicide and Pornography and are all rooted in sin. The long list of social injustices and problems in this world are only symptoms of the larger problem of sin in sinful men. The solution IS NOT True Love Waits, Counseling or Shelters for the hurting or abandoned; the remedy is Jesus Christ, and we all need Jesus Christ everyday of our lives. We need the now-power of the gospel to save us from ourselves throughout each day. God’s saving power that he performs in our lives is what rescues us and places us in eternity as God’s children. We are known by him and his power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead has raised us from the dead and will point us toward righteousness everyday—until the day we die.
Launching a REVOLUTION with True Love Waits begins by Connecting with Christ but continues through Parents, Big Talks, Small Groups as well as Media.
EVANGELISM: Clearly present this claim; that Christ suffered for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring you to God, after being put to death in the fleshly realm but made alive in the spiritual realm. 1 Peter 3:18
DISCIPLESHIP: Working with indigenous church planters in cities among unreached people. Providing biblical solutions that spiritually transform people and cultures that they may know Jesus Christ.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT: Formal and informal training to produce strategic relationships designed to impact people nationally and regionally throughout Asia.
GUIDE young people to make a commitment to delay sexual debut until marriage.
GIVE students opportunities to challenge other students to also commit in delaying sexual debut until marriage.
GUIDE parents of students to make a commitment to Godly standards of sexual behavior and model a life committed to sexual purity.
GIVE adults a tangible way to affirm and encourage students who make a commitment to delay sexual debut until marriage.
A Gospel Revolution
God’s Magnificent Design
He determined in eternity past, creating the world with the intent to reveal His glory (Ps. 19:1). All of creation was designed to unveil God’s fame. God then designed mankind uniquely to be His image bearers (Gen. 1:26-28), and gave them the special privilege of reflecting His attributes (e.g. His love, kindness, gentleness, forgiveness, justice, etc.) in the world.
Mankind’s Terrible Decision
Began with Adam, mankind quickly veered off of God’s designed course (Gen. 3:1-24; Rom. 5:12) and chose the path of rebellion, sin, and death. Later, God created the nation Israel to be His chosen and treasured people so that they would be a blessing to the nations (Gen. 12:1-3; Deut. 7:6-11), but they too chose to rebel against God. The judges, the kings, and the prophets all failed to steer Israel back to God’s intended course of revealing His glory.
God’s Amazing Solution
Came in the form of His son Jesus Christ, God in flesh, came to do what people are completely unable to do. Only through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ are the redemption of man and the restoration of creation made possible. Jesus is our SAVIOR (He saved us from God’s eternal wrath); Jesus is our LORD (He is the master whom we love and serve); Jesus is our KING (He is the victorious king that is establishing His kingdom and overthrowing the kingdom of darkness).
The Gospel Summarized
Christians look to Jesus Christ alone for their salvation (Acts 4:12). They recognize that their sinfulness and rebellion has separated them from a perfect and holy God (Rom.3:23). They believe that Jesus Christ, who was fully God, came as a man (Phil. 2:6-8), lived a perfect life (1 Pet. 2:22-23), offered His body as an unblemished sacrifice for our sins (Rom. 5:8-10), bore the full weight of the Father’s wrath (1 John 4:8-10) and victoriously conquered death through His resurrection (1 Cor. 15:1-11).