by Alan Bailey
Are you amazed and baffled by the enormous confusion and moral dilemma of our “modern” era?
Think of the following questions:
There are many more such questions that could be asked.
Some would answer along the lines of faltering steps in the process of our evolution. Our savage past is not yet quite past. Time will eventually overcome the problem.
Yet this explanation is far too superficial. Education and technology have undeniably changed societies and promoted civilization, but the above questions point out that the backward and primitive of this world do not reveal a past which others have left behind. Instead, violent, cruel, and inconsiderate behaviour is practised by modern man to the point of being an art form.
The truth of the matter
There is a clear and satisfying explanation which the present day world will not acknowledge at any price.
The human race is a fallen race.
This means that we are not what we were created to be but we are a distorted, warped version of it.
The Bible tells us of an event of huge significance at the dawn of history. Disobedience, even in the light of clear command, put a barrier between God and man. Mankind suffered personal loss. His nature changed; his innocence gone. In its place came lying, stealing and violence. Yes, he still retained something of the glory of His created being, still observable today in the noble achievements and lofty thought that has arisen over the years of his history. So we are a good thing spoiled. There are no exceptions. We are walking arguments.
The high calling we received at first has been torn down by evil tendencies. The evidence is overwhelming: we need a Saviour. There is none but Jesus Christ, God the Son.
Jesus is the perfect one who took the death punishment, what we deserve for our evil behaviour and thoughts. For the change to come about in our lives requires a step of faith. Why don’t you turn to page 11 and check out the response slip so you can take that step of faith•