“Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth. . . .We will not hide them from their children, shewing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he hath done. For he established testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law inIsrael, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:
“That the generation to come might know them, even the children which should be born; who should arise and declare them to their children [grandchildren]: That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments: and might not be as their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation; a generation that set not their heart aright, and whose spirit was not steadfast with God.”
~Psalm 78:1, 4-8
“Wherefore I will yet plead [contend] with you, saith the LORD, and with your children's children [grandchildren] will I plead. . . .Hath a nation changed their gods, which are yet no gods? but my people have changed their glory for that which doth not profit. . . .For my people have committed two evils; they have forsaken me the fountain of living waters, and hewed them out cisterns, broken cisterns, that can hold no water.” ~ Jeremiah 2:9, 11, 13
As the verses above show, the Lord reminds parents that if they do not follow Him, the consequences will reach not only their children, but also their grandchildren. The current generation of younger people is composed of the Hippies’ grandchildren. This is the generation that began eliminating God from education, movies, radio, television, even churches and seminaries, and then assumed the attitudes and actions that man, not God, determines truth. Fifty years later, the culture is now into postmodern thinking, narcissism, and an attitude of entitlement which is ultimately moving into Socialism.
A New Generation
The culture is changing from the roots upward. Tomorrow’s leaders are the young people who are in their early twenties and younger, a generation named “Mosaics” by The Barna Research Group. These young reject Christ long before they reach college. Eclectic lifestyles, nonlinear thinking, fluid relationships, cut-and-paste values, “personalized spirituality,” open-minded attitudes, tolerance in everything, and technology-fueled expectations, characterize these young people. The Mosaics spend on average 8 ½ hours per day with various media sources isolating them from fellowship and relationships with real people as they become absorbed in the cold communication of one-on-one “fun” with un-caring, electronic devices. Seventy-six percent of the Mosaics embrace the idea that anything is okay if it works (the end justifies the means).  Extrapolated out, this mentality accepts the belief that if there are too many people, it is fine to kill them, whether through abortion, euthanasia, genocide, or outright murder. If everyone is just another cog on the evolutionary wheel then the culture sees death as something that should be embraced because it purifies the race. Humans are no longer seen as created in the image of God with eternal worth and value (Genesis 2). (more…)
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