According to Dr. Michael Youssef, if the church fails to adhere to biblical truth, the consequences of wokeness will be devastating for future generations. The bestselling author compares child-rearing to a "three-legged stool," stressing the importance of a healthy home, church and school environment.
"The home is No. 1, the church is No. 2 and school is No. 3," Youssef says. "Even if the school is working against the kids, if they have the strength in the home and in the church, they will make it. But when the church avoids talking about issues or goes along with culture, then kids are confused.
"Satan is working overtime to deceive children," he adds. "If these words are terrifying, I'm glad they are because it's time for us to build the fences around our children and their hearts and seal them with the Holy Spirit.
"Children must know that there is a Satan and he hates God; he hates God's children; and he's conspiring against them every minute of every day," Youssef says." Therefore, they have to galvanize themselves with the power of the Holy Spirit and the Word of God, in order to fight."
Youssef describes wokeness for his readers. "Wokeness is a religion. It has no God, but it has all the other trappings of a bullying, self-righteous, pharisaic religion. It demands absolute faith and mindless obedience. It has creeds and dogmas that no one dares to violate. Its doctrines can change without warning, and any who don't get the memo will be stoned as heretics.
"People who transgress the rules of the wokeness religion may spend a lifetime atoning for their sin—but they'll never be forgiven. Wokeness is a religion without grace or mercy."