It’s been a rough couple months. The shootings in Parkland and Vegas. The ongoing political vitriol constantly spewed by both sides. Constant reminders of the racism that so many people experience on a daily basis. Planned Parenthood still operating relatively freely.
Truth be told, life is pretty brutal, right?
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 (none of these things are actual stats, BTW)…
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!
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.
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