There is this notion among the people and particularly among some ‘educated intellectuals’ and present-day psychologists that the world is ‘progressing’ and humans are leaving their ‘primitive’ ways behind them and ‘evolving’ in goodness, kindness and love.
This mistaken notion is built on the false premise that people are basically ‘good’ and it is therefore only necessary to provide the ‘right environment’ for them to magically ‘blossom’ into goodness and right social behavior.
Following through on this faulty premise they conclude that if we abolish flogging and all forms of institutional violence as a method of punishment for deviance, our society will somehow be transformed into a loving and caring one.
The Bible says….. and society in general and ‘educated intellectuals’ in particular don’t give a hoot what it says, because as far as they are concerned, it is just another book to be analysed and debated (but certainly not ‘believed’) and then relegated to the bookshelf to gather dust.
THE BIBLE SAYS…. ‘The human heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked’ (other translations render it …. INCURABLY bad) Jeremiah 17:9
There is NONE righteous NO NOT ONE …. Romans 3:10 and Psalm 14:3 and Ecclesiastes 7:20
Since this IS the case…. our ONLY OBJECTIVE reality is declared in the self-same Bible …. along with specific instructions that today’s ‘progressive’ society has CHOSEN to IGNORE.
(the paragraph below relates to a video clip on Facebook gone viral and depicting a bunch of Barbadian school girls kicking a girl in the head and standing in her neck…. serious violence that put her in hospital…. while other girls looking on laughed and took video clips of it on their cellphones)
and people wonder (in today’s Nation Newspaper) how could the girls get on so ? ….. did NONE of them feel for the child who was suffering at the hands of the mob?…… was there nobody willing to assist her ? …… WHY did they stand around and laugh and take videos of it with their phones ?
And yet ….. let’s go back thousands of years to the Roman Amphitheater ….. where thousands cheered as a Christian was thrown to the lions….. how is it that people cannot see that NOTHING HAS CHANGED ?
‘herd’ mentality….. thirst for violence….. gawking at the ‘spectacle’…..
The reason why the human race will NEVER progress in their quest for a ‘loving and tolerant and caring society’ is because they have CAST THE WORD OF GOD BEHIND THEIR BACK.
Indignantly ….. they protest….. ‘but I am a GOOD person !!! ‘….. ….. forgetting the words of Jesus Christ who said ‘ Why do you call me good…. there is none good but God alone’ (Luke 18:19)
Now all the ‘big wigs’ and ‘stakeholders’ are meeting to decide what to do about the violence among the schoolchildren.
I hope somebody will suggest that it is because they are no longer sent to Sunday School and taught the Bible from infancy…. I hope somebody will suggest that if the nation will ‘return to God and humble themselves and pray and turn from their wicked ways’ (2 Chronicles 7:14) that the ‘schoolchildren problem’ will begin to improve …… because it is the ADULTS who have forsaken God …. and it is the ADULTS who are not ‘bringing up their children in the fear and admonition of the Lord’ (Ephesians 6:4)
I hope the psychologists will realize that the ‘human animal’ is the SAME animal that walked the earth 6,000 years ago….. ‘evolution’ is a FARCE ….. and the ONLY way to the graces of God (love, joy, peace, patience, etc.) is by the GIFT of God in the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ ….. who came ONCE and FOR ALL to put an end to the CURSE and to gather together the children of God out of every nation, tribe and tongue.
BUT it’s NOT likely because…. He was not accepted back then…. and He’s not likely to be accepted now (in this time of deep spiritual darkness).
However, He has made promises to every individual person who will seek Him out….. read Revelation 3:20 and Matthew 28:20
…and do not dare tell me to stop quoting the Bible because it is this Bible that has the solution to ALL of mankind’s problems and the answers to all relevant questions pertaining to human life…. past, present and future…. and it is just as relevant today as it was in ages past.
Jesus said ‘heaven and earth will pass away but my words shall not pass away’ (Matthew 24:35)…… that is an amazing statement….. and there are many other amazing statements in this Book of books…… the actual evidence is overwhelming that history proves that this book is TRUTH ….. all nations who have come against it have perished and those that followed it for a time have been blessed for the time they followed it and were later destroyed when they stopped following it.
read Psalm 9:17 and realize the truth of it.