Young People Defeated By Frivolus Minds

November 17, 2012

Young People Defeated By Frivolous Minds

            Why is it that so many young people can’t grasp the dangers of a sinful lifestyle?  Why is it so hard to reason with them and make them understand?  We need to be alarmed about the erroneous way many young people are thinking.

Are parents concerned about the frivolous way young people are thinking?  If they aren’t, they should be.  It’s not just an innocent diversion to a little foolishness.  It has serious repercussions on their future.  It leads to what might almost be called insanity in their way of thinking.  Many are the victims of addictions.  They end up being miss fits in society who are at the mercy of government programs to help those who aren’t capable of making their way in life.  Surely parents can’t be proud of their young people if they come to that sad end.

We need to seek for the cause of this malignant defect in the minds of our precious young people.  Some think the problem stems from drugs.  It’s a well known fact that illicit drugs do cause irreparable damage, but there is a malicious influence that nearly always precedes the taking of drugs.  It comes from the music young people are listening to.  Rock music glorifies the excitement that comes from carnal desire, whether it be for drugs or illicit sex.  At the same time, rock music makes a mockery of that which is sane and sacred.  The message may come from different musicians, but it’s a repetition of the same theme.  It’s a well known fact that we tend to accept that which we hear again and again.  Young people’s minds are being hypnotized by the repetition of immoral thoughts at high volume.  They are turned off to what is happening around them by the loud sound and rhythm. Rock music alters the thinking pattern of young people.  It lowers their inhibitions.

Satan has found the ideal way of capturing the minds of our young people.  II Corinthians 4:4 says “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.”  Satan has them in his hands.  We spend millions of Dollars trying to stop the traffic of illegal drugs.  If we would just shut off the music it would stop a lot of the sale of illicit drugs.  Illicit drug dealers don’t advertise on radio and television.  They do it subtly through rock music.  Parents wouldn’t think of buying drugs for their teens, but they will give them money to buy rock music and mp3 players.

Right thinking parents struggle with what’s called the “generation gap.”  They and their young people don’t think alike.  Sometimes those problems start by what their children are taught in school.  Children are being told, “You have your rights.”  Of course, parents don’t have a right to abuse their children, but what is sometimes interpreted as parental abuse is nothing more than corporal discipline to teach children to respect and obey their parents.  Proverbs 13:24 says “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.”  If children haven’t been taught to respect and obey their parents they aren’t going to listen to them in their teen age years when they  warn them of the dangers of immoral behavior.

It’s not just now and then that a teenager goes astray.  It’s rampant.  It’s sad when our children aren’t capable of managing for themselves when they are adults.  Parents have the responsibility of bringing up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.  Ephesians 6:4 says “And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.”  Parents are often criticized by people of the world if they apply the child training precepts of the Bible, but their children turn out well.  Parents, which would you rather have; criticism or children you can be proud of?  The promise of Proverbs 22:6 is still being fulfilled.  “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”


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