Thursday, July 28, 2016

Another Opinion on the the Status of the World

It is EASY to feel that the world is "Going to hell in a handbasket" these days.

Just last week, as US residents will recall, 5 police officers were sniped and killed, and several others wounded.  Two black men were killed by police officers, and a police officer was "ambushed".

Nothing too encouraging, and perhaps society is declining at a precipitous rate.  But not so fast.  Let's consider the facts:

  1. Mankind is FALLEN- it ALWAYS has been.
  2. Mankind is CREATIVE in how we express our falleness.
  3. Media makes it easier to hear of man's sin- especially the spectacular fallen types.
  4. As the Calvinists say it, mankind is totally corrupt- nothing particularly worthy in man's nature.
  5. If you are totally fallen, since the Garden of Eden, there is NO way to be FURTHER fallen.

From this I conclude, we are NOT more fallen than 10 years ago, or 20, or 100.  Man is fallen, and as I have expressed before, if you don't see that you are NOT paying attention.

G^d is NOT surprised, shocked or chagrined.  He Redeems the WORLD through Christ, and our sin is NOT capable of defeating that.

So, sad as it is, we are fallen and we cannot get up!!

Thanks be to G^d, that through our L^rd and Savior, Jesus Christ, He has made provision for our sin.

Come quickly L^rd jesus!!