A Lost Generation! #1

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them (2 Corinthians 4:3,4 KJV).

What this “lost” generation needs is to be found!

Recently, I passed by a church building that had a sign out on the front lawn: “a caring church for a hurting generation.” Indeed, we are a “hurting generation”—sin has caused grief and misery literally the world over. However, it is shallow to say we need someone to “care” for us. Such a motto fails to capture the real needs of society. Our greatest need is to hear and believe the truth, for we are a deceived generation, a lost generation!

Notice how Ephesians 4:17-19 describes the evil world system currently in operation: “[17] This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind, [18] Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: [19] Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.”

The Bible says the nations “walk… in the vanity of their mind, having the understanding darkened.” In other words, as they go about their daily life, under the impression they are getting along just fine, their thoughts are truly empty and useless. Their state is further defined as “being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart.” Instead of being alive with the life of the Creator God, they are “dead in trespasses and sins” (Ephesians 2:1) and thus “walk according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience” (verse 2).

If we are to get out of this mess the Scriptures call “sin,” we need more than positive thinking or “words of encouragement.” We need to be given a new mind entirely….