What’s Happening To Our World?

Q. Recently during a conversation I had an outburst of anger directed toward the world. Afterwards I realized how I really feel and ever since then I’ve felt horrible. The basic overview of the anger was that the world has gone to hell, there’s almost no good left. The world will never be saved, people will never get better. What little good that’s left is fading away every day. God’s presence has been rejected all over the world. I feel that there’s absolutely no hope whatsoever left in this world.

A. Paul wrote something quite similar to your statement in Romans 3:10-18.

“There is no one righteous, not even one; there is no one who understands, no one who seeks God. All have turned away, they have together become worthless; there is no one who does good, not even one. Their throats are open graves; their tongues practice deceit. The poison of vipers is on their lips. Their mouths are full of cursing and bitterness. Their feet are swift to shed blood; ruin and misery mark their ways, and the way of peace they do not know. There is no fear of God before their eyes.”

To some degree, everyone who truly understands what sin is all about winds up feeling like you do. When we understand what God created us to be and compare that with what we’ve become it’s hard to feel any differently. The trick to maintaining your sanity is to direct your anger toward the source of all sin in the world, Satan. When you do, your anger toward mankind will turn to pity for all the people who’ve been deluded into thinking that his way is the right way.

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