My heart aches for this generation. The over-entertained, over-stimulated, Internet-savvy and spiritually disconnected generation. They have information at their fingertips–their smart phones scream for their attention, but they lack the fervor to seek for themselves the things of God.
Recently the youth around me have been bombarded with a lack of knowledge. Their inability to fight against I’ll-spoken words and misleadings is due to a lack of knowledge of what the Bible says. They believe people who should know what the Bible says but don’t–from parents, to I’ll-informed people of the church, to people who are flat out saying things that are NOT true and not in the Bible, to the Internet. The generation that has every technology and bit of knowledge at their fingertips, ignores the one book that can refute or attest to any statement. They believe blogs on the Internet without backing up what they say with scripture. Their information comes from websites that are “knowledgeable” looking but can have some of the worst misinterpretations of Biblical concepts imaginable.
Students that desire to learn from their elders are bombarded by preyers on young minds. We need to help this generation, we have a call to help this generation.
When he came near the place where the road goes down the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of disciples began joyfully to praise God in loud voices for all the miracles they had seen: “Blessed is the king who comes in the name of the Lord!”
“Peace in heaven and glory in the highest!” Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out.” (Luke 19:37-40 NIV)