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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