Friends, It has increasingly become apparent to me that the prince of this present age has set his sights on young people, teenagers and twenty somethings. Suicide is the third and second highest cause of death for these groups respectively. Hopelessness abounds. And without a firm grounding in the gospel, it is easy to fall prey to the enemy's siren call of atheism, hedonism, and nihilism. One by one all of our institutions, both religious and secular, are coming under ridicule and derision. Western civilization has become disinterested in, hostile to, and disconnected from the Christian values and worldview that have long been its philosophical foundation and spiritual lifeblood, and so is in an ever escalating decline. We must, for the sake of our children's lives and souls, take a stand. A bold stand. We must reassert ourselves in the culture and reignite the fire of the gospel in ourselves, our churches, and our communities. And we must pray. Pray as never before. This is no time for wall-flowers. The cost is too great.