What’s the World Coming To?

What is the world coming to? I heard a broadcast this morning about the millions of orphaned children, a result of the AIDS virus (Family Life Today, Dec. 7, 2006). Then I read a blog post about the burgeoning sex industry (Think Virtue! blog, Dec. 5, 2006).

Where is the disconnect? Why is the world blind to the cause-effect that seems so clear?

But why am I surprised? God said:

And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind, to do those things which are not proper, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, greed, evil; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malice; they are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, arrogant, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, without understanding, untrustworthy, unloving, unmerciful; and although they know the ordinance of God, that those who practice such things are worthy of death, they not only do the same, but also give hearty approval to those who practice them.
-Romans 1:28-32

So not only is the world steeped in sinful activity, it is lying about it, as if sin has no consequence.

But the frightening truth is that the world is coming to more of the same.

In this, I learn something else about God: He means what He says.

As if we couldn’t figure that out by reading the Old Testament, we have the proof being played out in our newspapers and on the nightly news.

I guess this goes along with Him being just, discussed in some depth in the “More on God” half of the Nov. 29 post.

Thing is, there are people claiming Christ’s name who also say that God gives salvation to everyone. I guess that must be eventually because it is clear many pass from this world firm in their disbelief. I don’t know how universalists arrive at their conclusion except that first they must disavow God as a person of His word and as a just Judge.

He is God. Who else should be the judge? And if no judge exists, then what does right and wrong mean?

And, if God doesn’t mean what He says, then how can we be sure He actually loves us? Could not He just as easily be playing a cruel joke and NO ONE is saved?

That God means what He says is one of the cornerstones about which I would gladly be called an ideologue. (See J. Mark Bertrand’s Dec. 5 post).

Published in: on December 7, 2006 at 1:52 pm  Comments (7)  
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