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Open Forum: Younger generation is scary

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opinion Brainerd, 56401
Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

In April David Wilkerson heard the words “Well done, good and faithful servant.” The name may not be instantly recognized, he’s best known by his story “The Cross and the Switchblade.” A man of many ministries. One is in Brainerd. Teen Challenge. He will be greatly missed.

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Also, congratulations Eric Klang!  I’m glad some people saw your potential and wanted to utilize it. Way to go.

The marriage amendment sure has brought out the letters. I think putting it out to the voters is a good thing except two things. First, you can not legislate morality. Immorality is like abortion, and even in my mind, gambling, which was once considered a vice. Put “charitable” in front of it and it’s OK? Not!

Second, if the voters vote one woman/one man, the Democrats will challenge it like in California. Minnesota’s attorney general won’t back the voters. She’s a Democrat. Maybe the Democrats opposed the amendment trying to save Minnesota money? Not! Democrats save money?

I would like to finish with concern about the letters by the “younger people” who seem tolerant of contrary beliefs of past generations. Lincoln said “The philosophy of the classroom in one generation will be the philosophy of the government of the next.”

I thank God this doesn’t include every young person, but this generation is scary. An example is an article I clipped from the Dispatch a few  years ago. The  young writer wrote “Watchdog group, the Parents Television Council denounced “Swingtown” before it even aired, which tipped me off that this might be a pretty awesome show.”

Christians, we need to pray for this generation like never before. We need to be witnesses, not judges or lawyers. Read and follow 2 Timothy 4:1-5. Be the loving light this generation needs to see.

Stephen L. Heinecke

Baxter  

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