Jesus once said, "And because of lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold." - Mt 24:12
I've been thinking about it lately, specially in regards to young people. As the title suggests, THE PRESSURE IS ON!
Peer PRESSURE, family PRESSURE, carnal PRESSURE, worldly PRESSURE, media PRESSURE...; it's a daily struggle.
Basically, we have to develop our spiritual skills to a 'hand-to-hand' combat in order to literally survive in this filthy world.
And to remain faithful to Christ as a young person nowadays isn't easy at all. You've got to be brave, have some guts to stand your ground and fight back at all that the world throws at you.
But that isn't the end. He also said, "BUT he who endures to the end will be SAVED." Mt 24:13
He has given us His Spirit, which once working in line with our minds, not hearts, mind you, turns us into supernatural beings, aliens in this corrupted world.
"Beloved, I urge you as aliens and strangers to abstain from fleshly lusts which wage war against your soul". - 1 Pt 2:11
One of our youth members here in America wrote the following, "A thousand may date at your side, ten thousand may get married at your right hand, but it will not come near you."
That isn't Biblical, but surely worth a thought.
YPG National Coordinator