Has God Forgotten Our Children?

The growing assault on children

God is no longer protecting our children. This news should galvanize society into red-hot action, yet we continue to sink further into an evil slog.

Ground zero is the primary and secondary school systems pushing lgbtq ideology on impressionable minds. Generation Z, those born between 1997 and 2012, and Generation Alpha, those born since 2012, have been greatly affected. It is no surprise that they struggle with mental health issues. They are being fed false values that produce empty hope and slavery to sin.

Dr. Deborah Soh is a neuroscientist who writes on human sexuality and is considered an expert in her field. She exposes the kind of junk science currently feeding the lgbtq movement. She recently tweeted, “Girls ask whether they will be able to father children after transitioning. You can’t tell me these kids understand what they are signing up for.” How can we explain such appalling ignorance?

There is a gloomy warning in all of this.

God’s laws command society to care for its offspring—spiritually, emotionally and physically. Yet our children are hopelessly afflicted by evil.

A 2022 Gallup poll found that a staggering 19.4 percent of America’s Generation Z identify as lgbtq. The Prophet Isaiah foretold of our day when the vast majority of society would agree with this lifestyle (Isaiah 1:9). In addition to Isaiah, the prophets Micah and Hosea prophesied during the reigns of King Ahaz and his son Hezekiah of Judah (Isaiah 1:1; Micah 1:1; Hosea 1:1).

In Hosea 4:1, God said there was “no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.” Judah was being destroyed for a lack of God’s knowledge, and God had forgotten Judah’s children (verse 6). These prophecies are for today—and we see them playing out in our modern society.

Perhaps we recognize the growing assault on children as horrifying—but can we see its connection with God hiding Himself from us because of our sins, even though He is in deep anguish over them?

About 250 years after King David, Hezekiah ascended David’s throne. It was a dark time in Judah’s history. Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry has said lessons from Hezekiah’s life are for us today and has encouraged us to study his life.

Hezekiah’s father, Ahaz, had just died, and the Bible records that Ahaz had sacrificed Hezekiah’s brother to a pagan god (2 Kings 16:3).

Like Ahaz, the people of Judah would slaughter their children and then go to the temple to worship (Ezekiel 23:39). Whenever the physical nations of Israel have turned their backs on God, they have ended up preying on the children and thinking their grisly behavior is just. Read Hosea 9:12-17 to get a sense of how God abhors this.

Hezekiah’s nation was in a deep spiritual hole and desperately needed a renewal with God. How did Hezekiah solve these family problems? What steps did he take to protect the children from the tragedy?

He began by putting his mind on God’s positive solution. He led the nation with faith and hope—empowered by God’s love. He supplied the nation the character it lacked, gave it a vision, and restored the law. He restored God’s true religion—which is God’s saving knowledge. He also restored God’s Davidic culture. (You can study this vital history in 2 Kings 16-20, 2 Chronicles 28-32 and Isaiah 1-3, 36-39.) But that’s not all.

The nation was swollen with evil. And Hezekiah could see that the salvation of his nation was tied to his personal salvation. Through prayer, and a partnership with the Prophet Isaiah, Hezekiah learned to get God involved in every detail of his nation’s problems. It wasn’t good enough to merely agree with God or His prophet’s message; Hezekiah had to let God lead him and his nation out of their problems. He humbled himself before God, and God responded in spectacular ways.

It didn’t always go smoothly, and Hezekiah didn’t always make the right decisions, but in his troubles, he developed outstanding, faith-filled courage. Like his forefather King David, he became fearless in facing giant monsters. As a result, Judah’s families were strengthened and the children were protected and nourished.

God has called physical Israel—America, Britain and national Israel today—to be a family model for the whole world (Exodus 19:5-6). God is bringing the whole world to Him through the human family (Malachi 4:4-6). Sadly, our nations’ families are succumbing to Satan and to evil, and our young people are being sacrificed to demonic thinking, just as in ancient Israel (Psalm 106:37-38). We must courageously face what is happening.

That courage comes from God. We as individuals, or as families and as nations, can study Hezekiah’s courageous example and put fervent prayer into action in our daily lives, to humble ourselves before God. It’s the only way to petition God to remember, and to save, our children. And He has promised to personally respond to each and every one of us (2 Chronicles 7:14).