Left Behind

by Michael Galloway


My generation, the current generation, is being left behind. I am not referring to technology, but to something much more important — spirituality.

Amid all of the technology my generation has grown up with, and has used to get ahead, it amazes me that my generation has gotten left behind. Facebook, MySpace, DVDs, Computers, Reality TV, IPods, and the many other secular things that are associated with my generation, are items which when used right can be used to much good. However, the amazing things of my generation are continually being corrupted and directed towards destruction.

How many times do you hear of a young girl being connected to sexual predators, because of MySpace, and raped and killed?

How many times do you see sexually immoral things coming on the television screen? “Desperate Housewives,” anyone?

How many times do you walk down a street and hear obscenities blaring from the earphones connected to an IPod?

How many teens in youth groups are corrupted by pornography?

Let me invite you to do a random poll. It might surprise you. How many teens have viewed pornography on the computer, and then became a part of the 50% of American teenagers who have engaged in sex? /1

How many Facebook pages are corrupted with curse words, dirty quotes and jokes?

How many Facebook pages are filled with immodest pictures of my generation?

Wake up, America! These things have become common occurrences today.

Wake up, kids! Wake up parents! Your kids are getting “left behind.”

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect” (Romans 12:2 ESV).

1/ Statistic comes from Washington Post article: “A Debunking on
Teenagers and ‘Technical Virginity'”

Michael is a Bible and Communication major at Freed-Hardeman University. He plans to preach upon graduation. Originally from the Gloster St., congregation in Tupelo, Miss., Michael is working as an intern with the Washington Ave. church in Evansville, Ind.

Today’s kids are getting left behind.

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