Generation Z—a Lost Generation

The generation, commonly known as Generation Z (11-26 year olds), is coming of age now and what we are seeing is quite disturbing. Although not officially the “lost generation” which occurred at the turn of the 19th century, they are a generation that has lost a lot of things.

The central loss is the connection to their Creator.

The American Bible Society finds that less than 10% of these Zs are committed to reading the Bible regularly. This, of course, leads to the loss of a lot of other things: hope, personal identity, purpose, moral guidelines, peace in the storm, and on down the list.

They are also suffering from the impact of a deteriorating culture. Failure of parents to honor their marriage vows has left many of them in a single-parent (or grandparent) home. Only 38% said that they ate meals daily with their family growing up.

Confusion about who they are has become a big issue with this generation. The Gateway Pundit cites another disturbing study. An astounding 28% claimed to identify as lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, or queer. Failure to recognize our connection with our Creator leaves people open to this kind of perversion.

Loss of emotional stability, diagnosed as mental illness, has become a huge issue. Forty-two percent of those surveyed had been diagnosed with a mental health condition. And these diagnoses are given nebulous names such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, and PTSD.

By abandoning the peace and hope that we have in Christ, it leaves them at the mercy of modern psychiatry and drugs that the pharmaceutical industry is only too glad to supply.

Widespread fear is another symptom created by the drum beat of doom. Impending climate disaster, higher grocery bills, university education that doesn’t match the job opportunities, etc., all contribute to a gloomy self-talk. “For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he:” Proverbs 23:7.

Many times in scripture people were admonished to “fear not.” But it was usually followed by a reassurance of why they should not fear. If we look at the reasons people are fearful today, Satan has built an entire culture designed to foster fear.

He has been able to take away the biblical truth that we are of more value than the sparrows. Satan replaces that truth with evolution’s lie that we are just an accident that happened in an uncaring universe. This leaves the young people without purpose. What starts out as fear morphs into despair.

The high suicide rate is testimony of this despair. Suicide is the second leading cause of death in children 10 to 14, and young adults 20 to 34. So are the 100,000 deaths a year by opioid overdose.

Satan’s next lie is: “Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow we die.” The evidence is everywhere that the culture has bought this false promise. Every culture that has deteriorated in history ended in sensuality and debauchery. What are the young people to think when the White House glorifies transgenderism over the celebration of the resurrection of Christ?

The Bible points out that “Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” Prov. 14:34. All of these depressing statistics tell us that we are in reproach. Another word for reproach is disgrace. It was only because of God’s grace (favor) that we had become the greatest nation in the history of the world.

When He lifts His favor, all kinds of bad things happen and our young people are suffering terribly. But we, as God’s people, have this solution. Only God’s love and forgiveness can heal the hearts and give them purpose and hope.

Soul winners, we have work to do, and gospel tracts can go a long way in communicating that hope, forgiveness and love that God so desperately wants to give to these troubled young people.

Tracts For Teens

Description: Two "someones" are watching you. And one has it in for you. Now, you have a decision to make.

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Description: A young woman's brush with death reveals Satan's plot for her destruction.

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Description: Their cameras are everywhere. They`re watching you. But who`s watching THEM?

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Description: A teenager learns abortion is murder and Jesus is the only solution.

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