Amos 8:11-14

(11) "The days are coming," declares the Sovereign LORD, "when I will send a famine through the land? not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the LORD. (12) Men will stagger from sea to sea and wander from north to east, searching for the word of the LORD , but they will not find it. (13) "In that day "the lovely young women and strong young men will faint because of thirst. (14) They who swear by the shame of Samaria , or say, ‘As surely as your god lives, O Dan,’ or, ‘As surely as the god of Beersheba lives’ they will fall, never to rise again." New International Version

The first victims of this famine are the young. They are more susceptible because their parents failed to provide a solid foundation of truth . The young only know what the older generation has taught them. With anything remotely Christian being banished from public schools and colleges and ridiculed in the media, and with churches increasingly neglecting the Word of God , the youth are being supplied with a very weak or non-existent diet of truth. David C. Grabbe

It is very important that our youth learn truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth so help us God. They need to have a moral center, a sense of right and wrong. Unfortunately our culture has abandoned the Gospel of truth found in the word of God and replaced it with a subjective truth, one that is based on one’s own viewpoint of is right or wrong.

We are loosing an entire generation because of this lack of an absolute truth. Intead they are being taught that everyone’s opinion is valid (unless that opinion happens to be biblically based), and that the only modern sin is to judge. All of this because God’s words are not being heard, and something else has taken their place.

Amos 8:14 describes those who are so spiritually sick from malnourishment, that they will "fall and never rise again."


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