This week, Christian students throughout the nation have the opportunity to receive a free youth Bible to give out to a non-Christian classmate.
For the fifth consecutive year, Revival Fires International is teaming up with the American Family Association and American Family Radio to encourage teenagers to distribute "The Truth for Youth" Bibles during a weeklong campaign to counter the ill effect that the liberal agenda is having on young people.
Tim Todd, director of Revival Fires International, was inspired to start up the project after visiting Moscow, Russia, where his parents' ministry was asked by the Ministry of Education to assist in providing Bibles as textbooks in their public schools. After seeing the success of this program, Todd wanted to have a similar impact on schools in the United States.
"I am determined, if students can distribute Bibles in the public schools of Russia, our young people should be able to distribute Bibles in the public schools of America too!" he had said.
In the past, Todd had noted how the liberal agenda has been promoted "aggressively" in America's public schools.
"Many public schools have allowed Planned Parenthood to establish clinics where condoms and birth control pills are being distributed to students, and yet Bibles are forbidden," said Todd. "The National Education Association is promoting a liberal agenda to have a homosexual lifestyle, and many are teaching that abortion is just the slopping off of a mass of tissue and that abortion is a woman's choice."
Meanwhile, Christian students are often restrained in the expression of their firmly-held beliefs.
"There has been an influx of Gay Straight Alliance Clubs (pro-homosexual clubs) in America," as Benjamin Lopez, lobbyist for Traditional Values Coalition, has noted in the past. "Any person can come in during any lunch hour and talk to children about the homosexual stance [but] if a student expresses a religious objection to homosexuality, they are told in the classroom that they are discriminating and hateful."
Organizers and participants of the annual "Truth for Youth" week are hoping to change this by countering the pro-gay, pro-sex agendas with a pro-God message.
The "Truth For Youth" Bible consists of the entire New Testament in the God's Word version, along with full color comics that are packed with "absolute truths" regarding issues young people are faced with, such as: Evolution, Sexual Purity, Homosexuality, Abortion, Pornography, Drugs, Drunkenness, Peer Pressure, School Violence and Secular Rock Music.
According to Revival Fires, its "Truth for Youth" weeks have resulted in more than 250,000 Bibles being given away in school over the past five years and more than 1,100 young people sending decision coupons, emails or letters confirming they have surrendered their hearts to Christ.
A total of more than 1.2 million "Truth for Youth" Bibles have been distributed since the conception of the special youth Bible.
Christian leaders who have endorsed "The Truth for Youth" include Pat Boone, the late Bill Bright, the late Jerry Falwell, T.D. Jakes, actor Dean Jones, Art Linkletter, William J. Murray, Rod Parsley, and Michael Reagan.
Teenagers are urged to participate in the Aug. 20-24 campaign by going to: thetruthforyouth.com or calling toll free 1-800-733-4737 and ordering a free Bible for a teenager to distribute at school.
To avoid any legal problems from rising, a list of student's legal rights on public school campuses is displayed on the back cover of "The Truth for Youth" Bible informing school administrators and officials of the students' right to hand out Bibles during non-instructional school time.