From a summary (emphasis ours):
The next generation is already calling it quits on traditional church. Next Sunday, look around, two thirds of the young people in your church are already disengaged from the message they are hearing. And it’s not just happening on the nominal fringe; it’s happening in the most solid “Bible-believing” churches.
In this important DVD, Ken Ham discusses the profound cultural changes taking place in our Western world, as God’s Word is rejected and man’s fallible ideas are welcomed. Ken relates some of the shocking statistics presented in the book Already Gone that reveal the reasons why young people are leaving church and abandoning the faith of their parents.
The church is failing to give children real answers to their questions. We are losing our kids long before college. But this is far from a hopeless situation. Ken explains how we can fight back for our children, and what we can do to ground our children in the faith and prepare them for the challenges of the secular world.
Our organization, “The Ark Was Not Cute” is our effort to teach apologetics to the children of our churches so that they will not fall away. To quote 1 Peter 3:15:
15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;
We must prepare and educate our children against the onslaught of this world telling our children that the Bible is a book of fairy tales, that evolution is true, and that the Bible is full of contradictions. We are sending our children out into this wave of destruction in cardboard canoes and we can’t understand why they turn away.
Why are we called “The Ark Was Not Cute”? One of the most self-damaging things we do as Christians is not look at what we teach our children. We assume they know what is real and not real. We assume they know what a parable is. We assume they know what a characterization is. We read them fiction and Biblical stories back to back and we expect them to intuitively know that purple dinosaurs don’t really love them, but that Jesus Christ really did walk on water. We tell them “stories” of the Bible. Too often, we never get around to pointing out that those “stories” are really an account of what actually happened written by the only person who was actually there. To think that we are reducing the word of the One True God to the same level as imaginary talking animals.
In our opinion, one of the pivotal mistakes we are committing is displaying and endorsing cute bathtub versions of Noah’s Ark. The Ark that God commanded Noah to build was an extraordinarily large and sea worthy vessel that could easily have held all of the required people and animals with room to spare. From the characterizations, we allow our children to grow up envisioning the Ark as maybe 12 feet tall and maybe 20 feet long. In reality its length was roughly 450 feet; its width was 75 feet; it had three stories and its height was 45 feet.
Are we being pedantic by using the Ark as the focal point of our push? Absolutely not. The flood caused the complete and total devastation of this world. The flood caused permanent changes to this world that we are just now beginning to understand. This is most critical, because secular geologists are interpreting the effects of the flood to “prove” the earth is millions of years old. If you ignore the effects of the flood and allow for millions of years, you’ve just wiped out the entire book of Genesis. If you allow for the book of Genesis to be rendered irrelevant, why stop there? What in the Bible should we believe? We ourselves must understand and make sure our children understand, that all of the Bible is true, starting with the first book.
Won’t you join us in teaching our children that “The Ark Was Not Cute” and that we can put our faith in the whole Bible.