Commentary By: Gordon King
There is a new study out that claims depression and suicidal thoughts have doubled among young people in America recently.
The study also claims that this is due to young people not getting enough sleep because they spend so much time using cell phones and social media.
I have to agree that this generation of young people do spend an exorbitant amount of time on their cell phones and social media, but is this really the main cause of increased depression and suicidal thoughts?
I believe that the real reason we are seeing an increase in depression and suicidal thoughts among young people is that they have been taught from an early age that they deserve it all, that they are first in all things, that they can accomplish anything that they want without even trying. This all stems from a Leftist agenda, an agenda that has taken God out of schools, taken God out of society, and then tells them that they evolved from slime!
After they graduate from high school they step out into the real world and find out that life is not what they were taught from kindergarten! They realize that life is difficult, that a person isn’t just given everything to them on a silver platter. They also see the degradation of society at large and combined with not getting exactly what they want they have no hope for the future.
This Leftist agenda tells us that there is no God, that all of life evolved from nothing. If this were the truth then what hope do any of us have?! If that were the truth then I would be depressed and suicidal myself!
Our hope is not in this world, our hope is not of this world! If we place our hope in this world then we will be disappointed, we will become depressed. And when atheists take God out of the equation then all hope is lost! The world then becomes a very dark place with no hope in sight.
Young people aren’t stupid, they may be ignorant of the truth, they may be led astray, but they can see the writing on the wall, they can see that the world is headed for destruction, yet they have no answers for it. They have ingrained in their minds that people are the answer to all of the worlds ills, that if we all just stick together we can overcome the darkness. This my friends couldn’t be further from the truth!
Satan said that he could do it without God, that he in fact could do it better than God, and this is what the Leftist agenda is telling young people today! What’s the difference? They are telling our young generation that they don’t need God, that God stands in the way, that they can do it all on their own without God. This my friends is direct rebellion to the One who created it all, Jesus Christ! These young people are being taught that God doesn’t even exist, that he is a fairy tale, just a man-made creation, a false hope, just something for the weak to hold onto.
Well, I have to give them one thing, God is for the weak to hold onto! We are all weak in and of ourselves, each and every one of us. And without God we have no hope, no hope for the future, no hope for today, no hope for eternity! When all is lost, when there is no hope, then we become depressed, and many become suicidal. This is a satanic plan, a ploy of the devil himself.
The increase of depression and suicide among young people is on the rise not because of increased cell phone usage, although they are being deceived through social media on cell phones, but rather it is a direct result of rebelling against God Almighty!
When we rebel against God then we shall pay a price, when we sin against God we will suffer the consequences. When a society removes God from its schools, from public, from all institutions, when it teaches its children that there is no God, then that society will suffer the consequences of their actions! They will be led into darkness, they will have no hope for the future, they will become depressed and suicidal!
God shelters and provides for those that love Him, He has given us a sound mind, He makes all things work together for the good of those that love Him, all who are called according to His purpose. These things are true for believers in Jesus Christ, but not for unbelievers!
The first and greatest commandment is to love God with all of your heart, soul, and mind!
‘Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” ‘
In order to obey this commandment you must first believe that God exists, that Jesus Christ is God, then you must repent of your sins and accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
Without God there is no hope, without God there is no salvation, no chance of heaven, no eternal life!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!