The second ghost began to die. Scrooge notices something at the ghost’s feet under its robe. The spirit finally reveals to Scrooge two emaciated children, subhuman in appearance and loathsome to behold, clinging to his robes, and names the boy as Ignorance and the girl as Want. The spirit warns Scrooge: “Beware them both, and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written on which is Doom unless the writing be erased.”
This scene from a Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is a dire warning: “But most of all beware this boy, for on his brow I see that written on which is doom…”
An ignorant generation is fatal. Ask Israel. Israel lost its culture, its freedom, and its relationship with God in one generation. Their children had that special lethal quality—they did not know what kept their nation alive…they were ignorant.
Israel’s obituary read simply: “When all that generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation arose after them who did not know the Lord nor the work which He had done for Israel.” –Judges 2:10.
The consequences were instantaneous: “And the anger of the Lord was hot against Israel. So He delivered them into the hands of plunderers who despoiled them; and He sold them into the hands of their enemies all around, so that they could no longer stand before their enemies. Wherever they went out, the hand of the Lord was against them for calamity, as the Lord had said, and as the Lord had sworn to them. And they were greatly distressed.” Judges 2:14-15.
The American dream is hard to kill. It survived the bloodiest civil war in history. It weathered the Great Depression. It lived through two World Wars. It even found a pulse after Vietnam and the drug addled 60’s. Generation Fatal is a threat unlike anything we have ever faced.
GENERATION FATAL—which has national doom written on its forehead—is more deadly than all of those things combined. They can deal the fatal blow. Without a miracle—they will.
We must understand that Generation Fatal is the existential threat to America. They are more deadly than ISIS—more than global warming—more than Iran, Russia, or North Korea.
Why are they fatal? They are oblivious to what made America great. They are ignorant of the role of Christ in the creation of America. They are ignorant of God’s intervention in our history.
It is ironic. Our educational system made them ignorant. It was in the classroom that they were told there was no God. It was the teachers who told them that America is bad and we should view all cultures equally.
It was in the classroom they were instructed to trust Obama and government. It was the curriculum that encouraged them to explore gender bending.
America’s colleges and universities embody Romans 1:22: “Professing to be wise, they became fools…”
Generation Fatal is gullible. Atheism—which brags about its logic—is very gullible. G. K. Chesterton explained: “When a man stops believing in God he doesn’t then believe in nothing, he believes anything.”
Generation Fatal can trade the priceless gift of Freedom for the worthless garbage of socialism—and feel pride that they made a good trade. Generation Fatal believes a medicated mind is a clear mind. They believe that social progressives are leading them into enlightenment. They can’t see how the left is reducing America into one happy FEMA camp.
Reaching the young through the power of God must top the list of the American Church. God is warning us to take action now. We see it in our meetings. There is no substitute for the power of God. There is no moment in our meeting like that moment when youth fully realize that the same God who just healed a serious disease can heal their soul.
With all of my heart—I believe we can. I want to give you a plan for turning our children back to God. Look for it in my next blog entitled: Erasing the Doom.
An outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our Sons and Daughters must become OUR TOTAL OBSESSION. We need to touch millions of youth with the power of God. We must change our priorities and seek wisdom, power and resources to turn the hearts of our children back to God.