Thursday, November 17, 2016

So the World is going to Heck in a Handbasket? Not so fast!

It does not take a genius to recognize that things are not going so well in the USA and the world in General.  The presidential race in the USA, the rise of ISIS in the world, the ouster of the president of Brazil, and even the mess in North K-r-a, there is much to mourn.

It's easy to conclude that we are going downhill at a rapid rate.  BUT, that view may be pretty self-absorbed.  Now I am NOT saying that things in the USA, and world, are not going badly, I am just hoping to offer a BIG-PICTURE perspective.

The world has ALWAYS been fallen.  Let's focus mostly on the USA, since most readers are probably more familiar with US history.

Our country was founded in rebellion against what was perceived as "tyranny".  Really?  Maybe.  Depends on perspective.  Our country ran headlong over the native people groups here, often totally displacing them in events like the "Trail of Tears".  Our country supported, at least in part, the African slave trade which only began to fade with the great US Civil War wherein brothers literally slaughtered brothers.  Then there was the roaring 20's... and lots more, including the US Civil Rights era where injustice was common.

Well, I can't resist taking a broader look.  Ever hear of the fall of Adam, of the homicidal tendencies of Cain, of the corruption so bad it led to the Noahic flood?  How about that Tower of Babel? How about that golden calf?  And the list goes on and on.

The people of our great planet are indeed fallen.  When you are at the bottom, there is no place further to fall.  Mankind has been at the bottom since Adam and Eve.  We have to be rescued.  Thanks be to The Christ who rescued us with His Blood!!

Nothing new about that!   I'm fallen too!

1 comment:

  1. I love this, it's MORE than your thoughts...:)