Why Does Fourth Exist?

Mission: Giving Forth Truth to the Next Generation

We exist to give forth the truth of God’s Word to the church of the 21st century. Three particular Scriptures have impacted our thinking:

  • Philippians 2:14–16: “Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, holding fast the word of life, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.”
  • Psalm 71:17–19: “O God, You have taught me from my youth, and I still declare Your wondrous deeds. And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come. For Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the heavens, You who have done great things; O God, who is like You?”
  • 2 Timothy 2:1–2: “You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.”

These Scriptures emphasize the importance of ensuring that Scripture is passed on to our children, grandchildren, and future leaders. It’s been said, “Christianity is just one generation away from extinction.” Practically speaking, this is true, although God will always have a remnant of believers because the gates of Hades will not overpower the church (Matt 16:18). Our vision, therefore, is to ensure that we are participants in Christ’s program.