Tikkun America RESTORE Magazine Issue 5 Sh'vat | January 2022 - Page 20

Sometimes this includes a demonic presence . Our children were given to the school at least 7 hours a day , year after year . Then they mostly attended secular higher education if they continued schooling . The whole orientation and atmosphere were antibiblical . In addition , the young adult generation is the first generation raised on the internet . Many found much antibiblical content to influence them .
However , there is another more insidious and hidden aspect . Focusing on the screen hour after hour produces for many an inability to focus and concentrate . Brain physiologists and psychologists note a change in brain function and addictive behavior . This produces an inability to read contemplatively or to appreciate the depth of truth , beauty and goodness . Thomas Dubay in his great book , The Evidential Power of Beauty – one of the most profound books I have ever read and an amazing apologetic for biblical faith – notes that beauty reveals God .
However , a jaded generation no longer can appreciate beauty on any purposeful level . Their minds are dulled . There is a lack of interest even in the beauties of sports , both participatory and spectator . In summary , we did not produce a counterculture but were blindsided and inadvertently allowed the world to raise our children .
There are other reasons . Did our children see and experience such a reality in God that it was difficult for them to deny it ? Did they witness real miracles ?
Did they see an effective congregational life that brought deliverance to people according to the Luke 4:18 model of Yeshua and His Apostles where the marginalized are healed and freed ?
Were they impressed with what the Church has done for the poor and the marginalized ? Were they led into their own encounter with Yeshua and found that it was an unshakable reality ?
So where do we begin ? First the generation that seems lost can be awakened in revival . Let us first repent for missing it and giving our children over to the world .
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