The Truth About The So-Called “Generation Gap”
By David J. Stewart | April 2013
Proverbs 30:11, “There is a generation that curseth their father, and doth not bless their mother.”
One of the biggest lies of Satan is the so-called “Generation Gap!” It was during the rebellious 1960's that the shameful term became popular. It is wrong for any youth to refer to their father as “the old man.” Don't ever call your father that. Your dad has a right to call himself “your old man” if he so chooses, but don't you ever show disrespect by saying it. Wikipedia explains the origin of the social term “Generation Gap” as...
Although some generational differences have existed throughout history, modern generational gaps have often been attributed to rapid cultural change in the postmodern period, particularly with respect to such matters as musical tastes, fashion, culture and politics. These changes are assumed to have been magnified by the unprecedented size of the young generation during the 1960s, which gave it the power and inclination to rebel against societal norms, as reflected in songs such as the 1965 hit "My Generation" by The Who and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" by Bob Dylan.
SOURCE: Generation gap - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The “Generation Gap” was the deviation of a generation of rebellious youths from the old-time Christian faith and morality of their parents. In reality the Generation Gap doesn't exist; but rather, it was a psychological plot to indoctrinate teenagers, trying to convince them that they were totally different than their parents. Every parent was once a teenager. If you're a teenager, your parents aren't so different than you may think they are. Don't allow Satan to trick you into thinking that you're supposed to be totally alien to your parent's faith, morality, ethics, patriotism and responsibility. The Devil successfully convinced a generation of American youth that their parents were way out-of-touch with reality, old folks and square. I'm proud to be square!!!
Few parents are aware of the satanic Communist agenda behind the subversive music industry to steal away their children. The goal of the New World Order is to break apart every home, separate children from their parents, and to convince teens that the government is their best friend. Listen to the shocking admission of Rock 'N' Roll singing legend, David Crosby of Crosby, Stills And Nash...
“I figured the only thing to do was to swipe their kids... By saying that, I'm not talking about kidnapping, I'm just talking about changing their value systems, which removes them from their parent's world very effectively.” —Ben Fong-Torres, “David Crosby,” Rolling Stone Interviews, pg. 410
Wicked sex-perverts, Hollywood homosexuals, God-haters and Socialist liberals deliberately attacked America's youth by introducing sexually immoral mentors; such as, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Doors, Jefferson Airplane, The Beatles and hundreds more. In their popular song, “Water,” The Who sing the shameful, sinful and sexually immoral lyrics...
And I'm sure there isn't one of us here
Who'd say no to somebody's daughter.
No, no, no, no, no.
The truth is that the architects of the New World Order knew that the only way to overthrow America was to corrupt it's youth, which would effectively destroy the integrity of the next adult generation. Through the Marxist public school system, secular music and Godless television, our nation has been demoralized. The “Generation Gap” is really rebellion against the God of the Bible.
When the Devil came to seduce Eve in the Garden Of Eden, he first convinced her that God was her enemy (Genesis 3:1-5). The Devil told Eve that God was deceiving her. By convincing Eve that God was at odds with her, he successfully turned her against the Lord. Don't allow Satan to turn your heart away from your parents.
Do you know what the last verse of the Old Testament says? Malachi 4:6, “And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” Isn't that beautiful? Of all the topics that God could have chosen to close-out the Old Testament, He chose to express His desire for family unity, specifically between children and their father. Fathers are under attack in America. All the hordes of Hell are out to get the father in a home. The reason why is because the father is the authority! The Generation Gap challenges parental authority, particularly that of fathers.
The courts in the United States are extremely biased against fathers and husbands, crucifying men. The reason why is obvious, that is, because in order to achieve world government, the liberals must totally reengineer society. The most effective way to rebuild anything is to begin by tearing it down! By removing the father's role from a family, the authority figure is gone!
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link. America is only as strong spiritually as its most troubled marriages and families (Happy Marriage = Happy Home = Happy Children). America's families are in ruin and; consequently, so also is our government, schools, churches and society! The most detrimental factor destroying today's dysfunctional family in America is the absence of dad. GOT DAD?
The alleged “Generation Gap” is actually the departure of America's youth from faith in God, Biblical morality, loyalty to parents and sovereign patriotism. If you look at popular live concerts of Rock bands from the 1960's and early 1970's you'll notice that nearly all of the teenagers in the audience are dressed conservatively and modestly. Today in 2013 young people at concerts are covered in tattoos, piercings and hardly wear any clothes. Girls look and behave like prostitutes. Boys wear ripped-up clothing, looking like weirdo freaks! American culture has gone from being decent and moral to a complete cesspool of iniquity in just 50-years!
Loyalty And Friendship
Most people are shallow, basing friendships solely on personal feelings. Such fake friends are often called, “fair weather friends,” because when stormy weather comes they will forsake you. A person can cry in emotion, expressing love for their preacher; but a year later hate that preacher and become his bitterest enemy. This happens because people foolishly base their friendships on feelings instead of principles. Proverbs 17:17, “A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.” When someone turns against you, like a rabid dog, biting you to hurt you in their anger, they are not your friend.
As you just read in Proverbs 17:17, a friend loveth at all times, and love doeth no evil. Love (charity) “Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil” (1st Corinthians 13:5). Love thinketh no evil. Thus, marital divorce is an act of hatred against one's spouse. The Bible says in Proverbs 13:10, “Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.” It's our stinking pride in America that causes disharmony in our homes and marriages.
Biblically, friendship is based upon principles. Proverbs 22:11, “He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.” I love that Scripture! If you love pureness of heart, I am your friend. We live in such a fake society these days. Fine-print is everywhere because people are morally shady and manipulative of each other. Greed is the culprit. I love someone with a pure heart who desires truth, honesty and ethics. If you are a truth-seeker, I am your friend. If you love righteousness, I am your friend. If you hate evil, I am your friend. If you love the Bible, I am your friend. If you desire to win the lost to Christ, I am your friend. If you are on God's side, I am your friend. Amen! That's good stuff!
Jesus said in John 15:14, “Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.” The Lord befriended all mankind by dying for our sins on the cross. John 15:13, “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Yet, we are only considered a friend of the Lord if we obey Him. I am a friend to all my web visitors, trying to help others in Jesus' name because I CARE. The two greatest commandments in the Bible are really just one, that is, to LOVE! Although I am a friend to everyone, I don't consider everyone my friend.
A man once wrote to me, asking why I sometimes refer to the reader in an article as “My friend.” It's simply because I consider myself a friend to the reader, because I am giving you the truth. It doesn't mean that I consider everybody my friend. The man made it clear in the letter that he was not my friend at all. I have never sought securing anyone's friendship as a goal of my online preaching ministry; but rather, to help people in the Lord by telling them the truth. I certainly would like for people to consider me a friend, and as my friend, but my primary goal is to secure God's friendship by keeping His commandments. Revelation 4:11 teaches that all things were created for God's pleasure. Faith pleases God (Hebrews 11:6).
Few people are loyal these days. The word “loyal” is not found in the Bible, but instead we find the word “faithful.” The Bible says, Proverbs 20:6, “Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?” The word “loyal” is defined as “Stedfast in allegiance or duty; unwavering in devotion to friend or vow or cause.” It is difficult to find a man who is reliable, stedfast in his duty and unwavering in his friendship. People can be your friend one day and turn against you overnight. That is the world's synthetic type of fake friendship.
True friendship is not based upon feelings; but rather, upon principles. I may not like something about somebody; yet I consider that person a friend because we share the same passions. I've never met Alex Jones. I don't agree with Alex's views on religious humanism. Yet, I consider Alex a friend because we share a passion for love for freedom, liberty, justice and America. I believe that's what the Lord meant when He said in Luke 9:50, “...for he that is not against us is for us.”
The average person today is woefully ignorant of what true friendship means. The Prodigal Son had plenty of friends while he was squandering his father's inheritance, but when the money ran out so did his so-called friends. They were fair-weather-friends, which are no friends at all. A true friend loveth at all times. Proverbs 22:11, “He that loveth pureness of heart, for the grace of his lips the king shall be his friend.”
Honor Thy Father And Thy Mother
The “Generation Gap” dishonors one's mother and father. The Bible teaches us continually in the book of Proverbs to honor our parents by listening to their advice...
Proverbs 1:8, “My son, hear the instruction of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother.”
Proverbs 6:20, “My son, keep thy father's commandment, and forsake not the law of thy mother.”
Proverbs 23:22, “Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old.”
The “Generation Gap” is the pot-smoking hippie generation. By the way, pot-smoking is one of the most unhealthy habits in the world. It's a nasty habit, much worse than smoking cigarettes. I thank God that I've never smoked anything my entire life. If God had intended for people to smoke, then He would have put a chimney on top of our head. Smoking won't send you to Hell, it'll just make you smell like you've been there.
I've got a peace that the world cannot give me, and it cannot take away! Amen! Have you ever needed to feel so close to God that you hugged your Bible close to your breast? I have. At times of loneliness and pain, I've slept with my Bible held close to my chest. The Bible is the best friend you'll ever have in this life. I feel sorry for the lost world who sees no value in the Word of God. If you're not saved, then the Bible just appears to you as a book with black letters on white paper. Ah, but if you're a born-again Christian, then the Word of God is a precious Book of thousands of PROMISES.
I will always be thankful for the privilege and God-given opportunity to attend Hyles-Anderson College (1985-1993). Something that most people don't know about Pastor Jack Hyles (1926-2001) is that he always steered young people to love, honor, respect, show gratitude, encourage, care for and be loyal to their parents. Most Bible colleges don't teach such practical things. There is nothing in this world any more important than honoring (valuing) one's parents. Even Jesus Himself, while dying on the cross and suffering in horrific pain, thought about His mother's welfare (John 19:27).
Honoring one's parents was a big deal to Dr. Hyles! Brother Hyles taught us (now that we've been to college) never to correct our parents if they speak poor English. Dr. Hyles taught us to love and appreciate our parents, and never to correct them on the Bible because we've been to Bible college. You don't go to college and then go back home and educate your parents. That's disrespectful. You love your parents and accept them as they are! If they ask questions, that's something different; but you never correct your parents when you think they're wrong. It's about respect. There should always be a general respect for one's parents (and all our elders for that matter). Youth today lack respect for the elderly. There was a time in America when young people always showed respect for their elders by addressing them as “yes Sir” and “no Sir” or “yes Mame” and “no Mame.”
You should value your parent's feelings. Teenagers today are brats who betray their parents, rob them, dishonor and hurt them. The daily news is flooded with stories nationwide of youth who dishonor their parents, dragging them into court, even killing them in anger. A 16-year-old teen in Miami, Florida, stabbed his own mother 14 times, killing her, and then he hid the body and threw a house-party!!!
This brat generation totally dishonors and disrespects parents. Teenagers can be very hard on their parents these days. The Word of God foretold in 2nd Timothy 3:1-2, “This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy...” The entire concept of a “Generation Gap” is disobedience to parents! Christian teens ought to recognize the teaching of a “Generation Gap” as being of the Devil. There is NO Generation Gap unless you are following the new homosexual generation, the new party-all-night-long generation, the abortion child-murdering generation, the Godless generation!!!
You honor your parents in many ways, primarily by the life that you live. You honor your parents by treating them the way you'd want your children to treat you, that is, making them feel needed and loved. Parents tend to feel unneeded when their children grow up and move away. Jesus taught that it's a sin to have the attitude that you're doing your parent(s) a favor by financially helping them...
Matthew 15:3-7, “But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. Ye hypocrites...”
Your parents raised your sorry butt. They fed you, housed you, cared for you, provided for you; how dare you make them feel like you're doing them a favor to talk to them on the phone, visit them or help them financially. You owe them, they don't owe you! You should always give to your parents without expecting anything in return, that's your mom and dad!!!
Good character in youth these days has become as rare as finding a “Golden Ticket” in a Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory Movie. The arrogant spoiled-brats featured in Willy Wonka's fictitious film, who get what they have coming (punished from experiential knowledge) are eerily reminiscent of American society today in 2013. The Lord is looking for a Charlie Bucket to run His Chocolate factory, that is, to do the work of Soul-Winning until Christ returns. The spoiled-brats aren't going to do the Lord's work. The selfish aren't going to heed the Lord's commandments. The Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory Movie was produced to show the perils of parents allowing their children to become spoiled, obese, sassy, bossy, demanding and controlling brats. So in the movie, one-brat-child-after-another pays dearly for their brutish impulses that get them into big trouble. The striking parallel to American culture today is shockingly accurate. Our “you deserve a break today” and “have it your way” and “I did it my way” and “It's my life, I'll do what I want” mentality in America has utterly ruined our children.
Rock music, Walt Disney and television totally dishonor parents. Many TV shows today show children slamming doors, yelling harshly, giving orders and even disciplining their own parents. It is quite obvious that children are being taught to sass, rebel and control their parents. The United Nations wants to take children completely away from parental authority. It is a sin for a teenager to disrespectfully sass their mother or father. Be patient with your parents, they've never been parents before. Think about that! In view of today's satanic TV programming, no wonder teenagers are assaulting and murdering their parents. One teenage boy bludgeoned his own mother 20 times with a claw-hammer, killing her, because she took away his Play Station video game.
In the 2009 film, “The Knowing,” Nicolas Cage stars as the father (John) of two children, Caleb (his son in the film) and Abby (his daughter). In the apocalyptic movie Cage (John) and his son Caleb share this dialogue...
DAD SAYS: But it's Dad's famous Sunday night hot dogs on the run...
SON SAYS: I can't consume that. I've decided to become a vegetarian.
DAD SAYS: Well, when were you planning on telling the guy who buys the groceries around here?
SON SAYS: Are you deaf? I just told you now, Dad.
That is sinful disrespect. Any child who asks his father is he's deaf should be disciplined. That's not child abuse, that's called being a responsible and good parent. A child left to himself ends up in prison one day. If children aren't punished for disobeying and disrespecting their parent's authority, then they won't respect the law nor God when they grow older. Strict parents are portrayed as the enemies these days, but nothing could be further from the truth.
Soviet dictator Vladimir Lenin (1870-1924) said, “That best revolutionary is a youth devoid of morals.” The reason why is because without higher moral principles to guide them (i.e., the Bible), youth can easily be indoctrinated to serve evil. It's not as easy to recruit a teenager who's been raised to have faith in God to get involved with evil. That's why Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto (a blueprint for world government) called for a public school system (Marx's 10th plank). This enabled the government to brainwash children with the blatant lies of evolution and hinder them from ever finding God. One hour of Sunday school each week cannot compete with 40-hours of evil public school indoctrination. Home-schooling has been outlawed in California, unless a parent has an accredited degree in teaching. That eliminates 99% of all parents. America is under satanic attack!!!
I was curious when I saw a show called “American Dad” in the list of the worst shows on TV. FOX TV runs episodes of this program regularly. This particular episode is titled, “Toy Whorey.” In this episode a brother and sister are shown in bed together. The sister is sticking a thermometer in her brother's rear-end. When the father decides to take away his son's toys, the son pulls a gun on his father and shoots him. The father is mugged in the boy's room and then the father crawls out all fours, whimpering like a dog.
The Gratitude Attitude
Gratitude toward God is an important part of the Christian life. In fact, a lack of gratitude (not being thankful) is part of the progressive downfall of a person's life into sin, rebellion and destruction. Romans 1:21, “Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.” Most people today take everything for granted and don't appreciate, nor give God the glory, for all the goodness in their life. It is a wicked sin not to give God the credit that He very much deserves for all the good things in our life. All good things come from God the Bible says in James 1:17, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” Thank you Lord for all your blessings on me!!!
Being thankful is a necessary part of getting our prayers answered by God. Philippians 4:6, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
The Bible says to be thankful “in everything,” not “for everything.” We may not be thankful when tragedy strikes, but we CAN still be thankful through the ordeal that our name is written in Heaven. 1st Thessalonians 5:18, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” We should always maintain a gratitude attitude toward God, because everything that God does is right! Being thankful and humble go hand-in-hand, they are inseparable! In 2nd Chronicles 7:14 we find a recipe for national healing, that is, humble ourselves, pray, seek God's face and turn from our wicked ways. Notice that humbling ourselves begins the whole process. James 4:6, “But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.” I love this story illustrating humility by China Missionary Johnny Goforth's (1859-1936). (biographies of great men)
I will always be thankful for the privilege and God-given opportunity to attend Hyles-Anderson College (1985-1993). Many people around the world would give anything for the opportunities which I have been blessed with (and I am grateful). What a privilege to attend Bible college! The Bible says in Luke 12:48, “...For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.” I am so blessed to have this online ministry. I don't take it for granted. I have been given an opportunity that Christians did not have for 5,980 years!!! I believe that God gave me this ministry because he knew that I would do it, and because I have been prepared for it. Philippians 2:13, “For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.” I love that Scripture!
Most of all I believe that God has given me this international ministry because He knows that I am a weak NOBODY. God uses the weak, foolish and the little-known to do His work, that no flesh should glory in His presence. 1st Corinthians 1:26-29, “For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.” A little person, in a little place, doing a little thing, can be used by God to do great things, and receive a big reward from God. Here am I Lord, send me! Isaiah 6:8, “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.”
There's TONS of lies and heresies all over the internet. Every believer has a duty to expose heresies, falsehoods and lies that lead people away from the truth of God's Word. Titus 1:10-13, “For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers ... Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith.” Amen and amen!
John 7:7, “The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.”
To God Be The Glory, Great Things He Hath Done!
I thank God for the opportunity to proclaim THE TRUTH. I am not special, but my God is special! I am not eloquent, but the Holy Spirit is at work. I don't want people to go away saying “That's a great website”; but rather, “Jesus is a great God and Savior!” In 2002 this ministry was birthed and has prospered only by much affliction, inexplicable mental anguish, chronic physical neck pain and incomprehensible suffering. Zechariah 4:6, “Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.” As Brother Lester Roloff used to say, “My preaching is none of my business!” I love that. I pray for God to speak to my heart through His Spirit, showing me what content to add or remove. It's not my choice. This is God's website ministry, not mine. I did it for Him, because He put it in my heart to do this. Jesus is precious!!!
Teenagers tend to laugh about everything, making light of serious matters and joking about the things of God. The “Generation Gap” is of the Devil. It should be called the “Christianity Gap,” because that's what it really is, that is, the heathen world distancing themselves from Biblical Christianity. The gap is their wicked and foolish unbelief.
Walt Disney's History Channel has a new episode on Sodom And Gomorrah, claiming that an asteroid struck the earth which destroyed those cities instead of fire and brimstone from God. Wicked men and women are always trying to find natural reasons to dismiss supernatural miracles. My friend, God is a miracle-working God, perfectly capable of performing all the supernatural miracles throughout the Bible. I get upset when I hear psuedo-scholars saying that a volcano erupted and the lava turned the water red in Egypt during Moses' day. They claim that God through Moses didn't really turn the water into blood; but rather, it just turned red from the volcano rocks. The History Channel is trying to discredit and explain away the Word of God. This is all deliberate, intended on shaking everyone's faith in a miracle-working, all-powerful (omnipotent) God in Heaven.
Never before have Christians been given the opportunity to influence millions of people over the internet as we have before us today. To God be the glory, the Spirit of God has used this website ministry to reach over 40,000,000 people over the past 10-years!!! 1st Corinthians 16:9, “For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.” We must work while it is day Jesus said, for the night cometh when no man can work. John 9:4, “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.”
I realize that many of the topics that I cover on my website are shocking and offensive to some Christians, but I don't preach or teach anything that I don't believe to be the 100% truth with all my heart, mind and soul. It's even hard for me to accept some truths that I learn and preach. It's not easy believing something that goes contrary to what everyone else believes. For example: Martin Luther is praised as a hero of the Christian faith, but he's not, I assure you. Mr. Luther teaches the false doctrine of Baptismal Regeneration (Sacramental Salvation). The Lutheran religion is of the Devil. I rejoice in preaching the truth. As a flawed human being, I know that I cannot be correct on everything, but I am trying with God's help. I pray to God continually for understanding! My life is in the Lord's hands. I pray and trust Him to guide me continually.
Proverbs 17:6, “...the glory of children are their fathers.”
Ye Must Be Born Again!