LCN Article
Our Youth Are Under Attack!

March / April 2017

Roderick C. Meredith (1930-2017)

Dear Brethren and Friends,

Powerful forces of evil are facing our youth more than in any time in modern history! I want to address this problem as strongly and openly as I can. I hope that I will offend none of you by being somewhat plain in describing various situations. The world—and its media—certainly describes these things in detail. So we should not be “embarrassed” about discussing this reality that is being propagated in our society and which our young people understand far too well—whether some of us older people grasp this or not. Thousands of you older brethren are parents, grandparents, uncles and aunts who have a sincere interest in helping the youth in God’s Church. So all of us have a responsibility to help our young people understand what is happening to them before it is too late! For many of them will be “lost” to the Church and to the way of God unless we take action!

Throughout our supposedly “educated” Western society, millions of young people are being taught perverted attitudes toward sex and toward all aspects of life, beginning even in primary schools! Worldly ministers say virtually nothing about it! And yet it is “taking over” our entire society and causing people to turn further and further away from God, not only in this but in other areas of life.

Our political leaders are also joining in this. In the recent presidential campaign speeches, a number of leaders have come out indicating that they strongly advocate that the entire society accept the “rights” of “transgender” people, homosexual people and other “confused individuals.” They do not realize that they are propagating the takeover of our society by a “modern Babylon”—yet they call this “progressive.” It is not progressive, but is taking us right back to ancient Sodom and Gomorrah! These liberals play various “word games” and have a clever way of misleading people by playing with and perverting the meaning of words and concepts in so many ways.

As I have told you brethren before, one of the most helpful books on this entire subject is the absolutely outstanding volume The Marketing of Evil by David Kupelian. After much research, he vividly describes how this takeover is happening:

Simple case in point: homosexual activists call their movement “gay rights.” This accomplishes two major objectives: (1) Use of the word gay rather than homosexual masks the controversial sexual behavior involved and accentuates instead a vague but positive-sounding cultural identity—gay, which, after all, once meant “happy”; and (2) describing their battle from the get-go as one over “rights” implies homosexuals are being denied the basic freedoms of citizenship that others enjoy.

So merely by using the term gay rights, and persuading politicians and the media to adopt this terminology, activists seeking to transform America have framed the terms of the debate in their favor almost before the contest begins. (And in public relations warfare, he who frames the terms of the debate almost always wins. The abortion rights movement has prevailed in that war precisely because it succeeded, early on, in framing the debate as a question, not of abortion, but of choice. The abortion vanguard correctly anticipated that it would be far easier to defend an abstract, positive-sounding idea like choice than the unrestricted slaughter of unborn babies.)

Okay, you might be wondering, even granting the movement’s cutting-edge marketing savvy, how do you sell middle America on those five hundred sex partners and weird sexual practices? Answer, according to Kirk and Madsen, you don’t. Just don’t talk about it. Rather, look and act as normal as possible for the camera (pp. 24–25).

Frankly, brethren, I hope many of you will purchase and study this book I have recommended: The Marketing of Evil. It can be a guide to you in the sense that it will help you understand the real background of this whole perverted movement, which Satan has spawned to propagandize and deceive our young people in many important areas of life. For many of them have not had the experience to grasp the suffering that is often caused by these perverted behaviors. They do not fully understand that “actions have consequences.” They do not realize that many of these behaviors bring premature suffering, anguish and death. Yet in “Satan’s Alternative Universe” they are vulnerable to becoming totally deceived and misled by the media, by the schools and by our entire society. Only God’s Church can be a true bulwark against this absolute “rubbish,” which is being palmed off as Truth!

The Results of Perverse Behavior

Brethren, Satan tries to “blur the lines” between how we are supposed to live and operate as males and females in a decent society. Satan is now going to the extreme of causing the “opinion makers” in Hollywood, in the media in general, and even in politics to go along with the idea that, somehow, men can “decide” to become women, women can “decide” to become men and other kinds of warped ideas. As reported on (June 2, 2015):

Dr. Paul R. McHugh, the former psychiatrist-in-chief for Johns Hopkins Hospital and its current Distinguished Service Professor of Psychiatry, said that transgenderism is a “mental disorder” that merits treatment, that sex change is “biologically impossible,” and that people who promote sexual reassignment surgery are collaborating with and promoting a mental disorder.

Dr. McHugh, the author of six books and at least 125 peer-reviewed medical articles, made his remarks in a recent commentary in the Wall Street Journal, where he explained that transgender surgery is not the solution for people who suffer a “disorder of ‘assumption’”—the notion that their maleness or femaleness is different than what nature assigned to them biologically.

He also reported on a new study showing that the suicide rate among transgendered people who had reassignment surgery is 20 times higher than the suicide rate among non-transgender people.


Jesus Christ said, “by their fruits you will know them” (Matthew 7:20). The “fruits”—the results of the homosexual lifestyle—are absolutely awful!

Virtually all authorities acknowledge that the death rate for practicing homosexuals is extremely high. These confused individuals are simply cutting short their lifespan by their perverted behavior. Statistics indicate that they have a great many more emotional difficulties than other people. And Dr. McHugh’s comment about the death rate for transgender people being twenty times higher than the normal average is staggering! Yet, Hollywood, news reporters and even many of America’s “leaders” in Washington and elsewhere—all under the influence of Satan the Devil—simply “go along” with this perverted lifestyle and all kinds of other things that bring suffering, anguish and premature death!

Why? Again, it is because of an invisible force that they simply do not understand. Since they have rejected the only true source of ultimate knowledge, the Bible, they are unwilling or unable to understand the fact that there is a real perverted spirit being heavily influencing every aspect of our present society. For Satan the Devil really is the “god” of this present age!

We Must ACT

All of you parents and adults who truly care about our young people should help them understand this! You should carefully review some of the following scriptures with our young people and help them to begin to genuinely “get it” when they think about what is happening in our society. In Revelation 12:9, God speaks of how “the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.” Then in 2 Corinthians 4:3–4 the Apostle Paul was inspired to tell us: “But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”

Again, in Ephesians 2:1–2 the Apostle Paul warned the Ephesians: “And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience.” Here we find the interesting fact that Satan is the “prince of the power of the air.” Satan’s media is broadcast into the minds of our young people over and over through radio, television, the Internet, iPhones and other ways which virtually bombard them with Satan’s attitude about life and about what is right and what is wrong.

Our young people often are not told or carefully instructed that if humans—cut off from God—are the ultimate arbiters of what is right and what is wrong, then we are going right back to the book of Judges where: “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25). Throughout the book of Judges—as most of you know—God describes every foul behavior imaginable that men got themselves into by their own “human reason”: men raping men, unrestricted sex and violence, etc. And this will be the result, once again, if “human reason” is used as the ultimate arbiter of what is right and what is wrong.

Our young people need to be actively guided to genuinely understand this! For our present society—in which they will have to suffer far more than many of us who are older, if they live right on through the Great Tribulation—is headed straight back to Sodom and Gomorrah and the horrifying things pictured directly in the book of Revelation. God describes the society soon to come, when men will so misunderstand and “despise” the true God that they will even fight Christ at His Second Coming!

Describing the leaders of the soon-coming Beast Power that will take over much of Europe, God states very clearly: “These will make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb will overcome them, for He is Lord of lords and King of kings; and those who are with Him are called, chosen, and faithful” (Revelation 17:14). It is obviously the fact that millions of young men and women in the armies of this coming power will be so blinded that they will literally go to battle against the Creator Himself, as Jesus returns as King of kings! Notice that as God sends the seven last plagues, when the fourth angel pours out his bowl on the sun, “power was given to him to scorch men with fire. And men were scorched with great heat, and they blasphemed the name of God who has power over these plagues; and they did not repent and give Him glory” (Revelation 16:8–9).

By this time, men will have become so totally cut off from true reality that they cannot think straight. They will have become completely a part of “Satan’s Alternative Universe.” Our young people need to understand that this is the very way our present society is swiftly heading! They must be taught the basic facts of right and wrong. They must be taught that there is a very real God who has the authority to set the standards of what is right and what is wrong. They must be taught the awful results of sinful behavior: suffering, anguish and premature death.

If all of us who are adult Christians genuinely “reach out” to our young people—with love and understanding, yet with firm conviction, as well—perhaps they can be helped to understand, and we can thus save their lives from the awful suffering that is going to come from those who are cut off from God.

So I ask all of you, in Jesus’ name, to “get involved” in helping and caring for the well-being of our young people. Take time to teach your children, your grandchildren, your nieces, nephews and other young people you know and love, to understand before it is too late! Using the Bible, using this outstanding book I have mentioned—The Marketing of Evil—and using my article on “Satan’s Alternative Universe” and other “tools” which this Work gives you over and over, you can help if you will stir yourselves to take action. May God help all of us to strengthen our youth at home, through the Church, through our youth programs and in every way we can before it is too late!