So the law was put in charge to lead us to Christ that we might be justified by faith. Galatians 3:24

I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ. Philemon 1:6

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8/21/12     Devon, Sean         college students
Two college-aged skateboarders at Chicago's lakefront looked like they might have time for a chat, so I stopped them and asked about their spiritual beliefs.  Devon, a student at Loyola, and Sean, a student at DePaul, had grown up Hindu and Catholic respectively, but both had abandoned their traditional beliefs in favor of pseudo-scientific energy-field theories more on the order of the movie "Avatar".  It didn't take long for some common-sense questions to reveal inconsistencies in these beliefs.  Sean said "I believe everything was created at some point, but I don't believe in a creator."  Devon stated he believed everything just exploded into existence in the Big Bang.  "What was it that exploded?" I asked. No idea. They had never thought about it.  In their mind the fact that science has a theory about the origins of the universe is as good as saying it has been proven.  They never considered that scientists want us to believe that "nothing created everything".  "Do you have a purpose in life?"  They are both business students and simply want to make a decent living and live in comfort.  Sean soon admitted  "To be honest, this is the first time I've ever thought about things like this.  I was just making it up as I went along".  Devon agreed, so I asked  "You are preparing for your future career, but how are you preparing for eternity?"  Although they were interested enough to talk with me, they weren't interested enough to consider the possibility of God's existence or any responsibility toward Him.  They refused to take any further information about the Bible because, as Devon explained, "I probably won't get around to reading it anyway."  Many of their generation feel no need to seek after God.  We will be waiting a long time, if ever, for these young people to ask us about our faith or want to come with us to church.  In Romans 3, Paul quoted Psalm 14:  "There are none who seek after God."  Outside of God's grace and the prayers of his Church, I find this to be more and more true.  Maybe its time for more of us to do the seeking...

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