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A generation adrift
World Net Daily.com ^ | August 13, 2010 | Greg Laurie

Posted on 08/14/2010 7:27:36 AM PDT by kindred

I know something about everyone walking the planet today that is common to every human being, young or old, male or female, famous or unknown, attractive or not-so-attractive, affluent or poor. Regardless of where a person lives, these are things that are universally true of every person. First, everyone is empty. All humanity is crying for something. The problem is they don't know what it is. Pascal had it right when he said there is a God-shaped vacuum in every life that only God can fill. And it really is an emptiness for God. This is unique to humankind. God has effectively prewired us for something more. The Bible says that God has placed eternity in our hearts (see Ecclesiastes 3:11), and we see this played out in so many ways. In 2007, after spending time in rehab for alcohol issues, country music star Keith Urban told an interviewer, "Playing massive stadiums is not going to fill any hole in me." People are looking for whatever will fill that emptiness. Second, everyone is lonely. The Beatles sang of it years ago: "All the lonely people, where do they all come from? All the lonely people, where do they all belong?" Sometimes you feel it in a crowded room, surrounded by family and friends. A loneliness sweeps over you, and it is a . The problem is that people probably know less about the Bible and Jesus Christ than at any other

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christ; death; humanity; jesus
We may be the generation that the Lord will judge for all the conglomerate sin of His cup of wrath which is filling to the brim. There is forgivness of sin in Christ Jesus only, He is the good news of God Almighty our Father. 1 Corinthians 15 1Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

2By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

3For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

4And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

1 posted on 08/14/2010 7:27:38 AM PDT by kindred
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To: kindred
First, everyone is empty.

It's foolish statements like this that will forever keep WorldNetDaily as a second-class (at best) news source.

2 posted on 08/14/2010 7:35:02 AM PDT by Darkwolf377 ("Fanaticism is described as redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim."-G. Santayana)
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To: kindred

Kieth Uban’s music is empty and vacuous, of course it isn’t going to fill any hole.

Have a child and take care of her = life with meaning.

I am a frickin’ genius.


3 posted on 08/14/2010 7:36:56 AM PDT by Porterville ( I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubble gum)
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