Generation 21 Disadvantages

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Kiamu (2011) strengthened this view by saying that “In this generation’s eyes, God consciousness has little or no significance to real life. God is irrelevant and meaningless, and pursuing and knowing God are futile and irrational ventures” (p. 99). The spiritual condition and spiritual battle or struggle of Generation 21 is such that requires pity and compassion of the older generations. 2. Post Charismatic There was the wave of the Evangelical in the Body of Christ and later the move of Pentecostalism/Charismatic, with both having their strengths. In the opinion of the researcher, both strengths are expected to be leveraged on in order to build formidable Christian faith, but the reality of Generation 21 is untrue. Cain and Kendall, as quoted by Swartz and…show more content…
Aliens to Traditional Family Structures “Most young people would not have experienced the typical early twentieth century nuclear family. It is currently estimated that 3 in every 4 American teenagers will experience family breakdown by the time they turn 21” (Swartz and Codrington, p. 125). Bill Price and Associates, were also cited by Swartz and Codrington, doing similar research in South Africa, have found the statistics to be slightly better in South Africa; With only 1 in 3 young people currently experiencing family breakdown, yet the trend is downwards. Dysfunction will be the norm. The usual metaphors used in understanding the character of God may no longer be accessible to Generation 21. In particular, the role of fathers is disturbing. The high incidence of abuse is well documented in South Africa. Research has also shown that only 25% of fathers spend more than 2 hours per week interacting with their children (125-126). The trend also will be slightly better in Nigerian but the rates of dysfunction is alarming too. The researcher has the privilege of relating with college students and many of them lament about their father’s absenteeism, lack of attention and friendship. 9. Economically

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