What is This World Coming To? Exactly What Jesus Said it Would.

Another interesting post, this time taken from CROSSWALK.COM. It illustrates the very warped ideas some Christians have about mankind’s intrinsic nature. Personally, I tend to think the vast majority of people are basically good by choice, but I accept that there will always be exceptions. I’ve never needed a God breathing down my neck, and threatening me with eternal damnation, to make me treat my fellow humans [and animals] in a civilized manner. “Love your neighbor as  yourself ” and “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” have always sufficed. Christians claim these are God’s commandments. I say, bollocks, they are just common sense house rules for any group of people choosing to live together in harmony. Anyway have a read a see what you think.

What is This World Coming To? Exactly What Jesus Said it Would.

Stephen Altrogge, Pastor, Sovereign Grace Church of Indiana, PA.

16 Jul 2015

Every so often I hear someone say in despair, “What is this world coming to?” This kind of comment usually comes in response to a doomsday report of some kind. You know the kind I’m talking about…

Statistics show that kids are more sexualized now than ever, and that 70% of kids will have sex before graduating high school!

A new report says that 45% of Americans think that God wants them to be happy more than anything else!

A pew poll report shows that church attendance is at the lowest mark in twenty years!

Studies now indicate that the current presidential administration is the most anti-Christian administration of the modern era!

When we hear these kinds of reports and stats, our gut instinct can be to throw our hands up in despair, panic, or disgust. We are shocked at the behavior of young people these days. Shocked at the levels of immorality at universities. Shocked at the apathy of people toward spiritual things. Shocked at the spike in gay marriages. Shocked at the smut being produced by Hollywood. Shocked at the increase in sexual promiscuity in our culture. What is this world coming to?!?

Whatever happened to the good old days, when a fella could leave his car unlocked without fear of having his stereo stolen? Whatever happened to the days when kids would actually respect authority? Whatever happened to the good old days when young men and women actually treated each other with courtesy, instead of trying to sleep around with each other?

I would venture to say that many conservative television shows, and radio shows, and blogs, and podcasts, perpetuate the “what is this world coming to?” attitude. It’s not uncommon for talk radio hosts to spend three hours lamenting the decay of morals in the world.

But we shouldn’t be shocked or dismayed. The world is coming to exactly what Jesus said it would come to, and this actually gives us a lot of hope.

A GODLESS WORLD

The simple reality is that we live in a godless world. Of course, I don’t mean that there isn’t a God, or that the true and living God is not active in our world. I mean that the natural state of every person is wickedness, godlessness, and evil. It has always been this way, and it always will be this way

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3 thoughts on “What is This World Coming To? Exactly What Jesus Said it Would.

  1. “I’ve never needed a God breathing down my neck, and threatening me with eternal damnation, to make me treat my fellow humans [and animals] in a civilized manner. “Love your neighbor as yourself ” and “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” have always sufficed. Christians claim these are God’s commandments. I say, bollocks, they are just common sense house rules for any group of people choosing to live together in harmony. Anyway have a read a see what you think.”

    The world is ‘evolving’ or ‘devolving’ depending on your perspective just as the Bible predicted it would. I agree with that statement having read it numerous times and numerous translations. The Bible tells us that “end times” began when Christ was resurrected but when we look at the signs of the times immediately before the 2nd coming, we are there. The hope we have that the article spoke of is that 2d coming.

    That “Love your neighbor as yourself ” and “do unto others as you would have them do unto you” seem to be common sense, and they are commands. Why are they common sense to some atheist and not to others? And for those who claim them, where did they get ‘common sense’ to begin with? The Bible tells me that common sense (the ability to reason) is an aspect of the ‘image of God’ endowed by the Creator to all human beings, but not to animals. IF that’s true (and I believe it is) doesn’t the atheist have to borrow from the Christian worldview to even HAVE an argument against it?

    Consider the questions. I don’t plan to get into an extended debate about it, but I wanted to present the Christian worldview.

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    1. Re your comment “IF that’s true (and I believe it is) doesn’t the atheist have to borrow from the Christian worldview to even HAVE an argument against it?” You said it yourself- if it’s true. Your assumption, not mine.

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