At the time of this post, we are just four days past the election of Donald Trump for President of the United States. The streets of our major cities have erupted in violence and rioting (long past peaceful demonstrations) with the young people in the lead. They are angry about Trump being elected president. (Of course, it is widely reported and common knowledge that Soros has hired professional, full-time protesters who are trained to incite this stuff. But our kids blindly go along while actually believing they are thinking for themselves!)
But looking past that for a moment, I’m reminded that this generation (primarily Millennials which are doing this) are known as a fatherless generation. They are out of control with no authority figure willing to bring them in line. Some stats say as many as 23.% of our kids grew up in fatherless homes. This includes those who are rioting.
Just a couple of days ago The Daily Mail.com came out with an articles titled “The price we will pay for a fatherless generation.” (http://buff.ly/2fLOcRQ) Among other points, they wrote “Consistently, research has shown that boys who have never known their fathers are more likely to underachieve than those brought up in two-parent homes. The majority of youths in our young offender institutions and prisons have had little contact with their fathers.”
63% of youth suicides are from fatherless homes (US Dept. Of Health/Census) – 5 times the average.
90% of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes – 32 times the average.
85% of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes – 20 times the average. (Center for Disease Control)
80% of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes –14 times the average. (Justice & Behavior, Vol 14, p. 403-26)
71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes – 9 times the average. (National Principals Association Report)
The list is endless, and takes up too much room in this post, so read the rest of the material for yourself here: http://buff.ly/2g0j2aW
What’s more frightening is to hear Johns Hopkins report that 57 Percent of Children Born to Millennials Are Out of Wedlock right now. So the problem is only going to get worse. More frightening research on fatherlessness is here if you want to read it: http://buff.ly/2g0hU74
More than ever before this generation needs Jesus. It is no accident the Bible tells us that God is a Father to the fatherless. It’s the Jesus Factor—from true conversion experiences–that will make the difference. These are people looking for a cause. Looking for a reason to exist. Looking for purpose. But in all the wrong places.
So I guess the point I’m making is we need to pray for this generation, and somehow reach them with the gospel that they have been brainwashed to reject. Let’s steal one of their lines, and remember that “love trumps hate!”