Sin is not the main story line in this world.
Through these He has given us His precious and magnificent promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, now that you have escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires (2 Peter 1:4).
The world is full of evil. From terrorist bombings, chemical attacks, and the decline of morality the world over, we are faced with atrocity after atrocity.
What causes people to carry out such atrocities?
Experts in every field will offer various explanations.
It’s the Bible that gives the real answer.
Sin is the problem in the world.
Before the flood, mankind was in the full grip of sin. Sin had taken humanity to its lowest place. Moses described the situation: “The Lord saw how great man’s wickedness on the earth had become and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time” (Genesis 6:5).
The world today is traveling toward that same destination. Sin is leading the way.
What is the answer? Is there a solution? Can these atrocities be stopped?
Jesus is the answer. He is the solution. He will end these atrocities.
Through His death, He frees sinners from the penalty of sin.
Through His resurrected life, He frees those spiritually dead from the power of sin.
Through His return He will free the world from the presence of sin.
All things will be made right.
Until then, these acts of rebellion will carry forward. Horror stories will continue to dominate the news.
Even so, sin is not the main story line in this world. God’s work through Jesus Christ to save people from their sins is.
You participate in God’s story. God uses you to tell others of His love and kindness. God uses you to rescue people from the control of sin.
The world needs Jesus. The world needs you. Be bold.