A Big, Big House Newsletter Archives
Contact Me
This form does not yet contain any fields.
    Affiliate Ad

    Recommended Reading
    • Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters (Complete In One Volume)
      Mere Christianity and The Screwtape Letters (Complete In One Volume)
      by C.S. Lewis
    • Toxic Faith
      Toxic Faith
      by Stephen Arterburn, Jack Felton
    • The Visitation
      The Visitation
      by Frank Peretti
    • Fox's Book of Martyrs
      Fox's Book of Martyrs
      by John Foxe

    “See to it no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ” (Colossians 2:8).

    « Does Prayer "Work"? | Christians “On Fire” »
    Thursday
    Oct132011

    How to Save Humanity

    Everyone believes that humanity needs saving, but the approach to attain it is different. Some believe we can save humanity by trusting in ourselves. Some believe that mass-education will do the trick. Others believe a great government will unify all people. Still others believe a complete re-working of society without castes or classes will result in utopia.

     

    The inherent problem with all these methods is that they rely on fallible, imperfect people to make the world perfect. Humanity will never be good enough or evolved enough to save itself from what ails it, because the sickness is inside each person.

     

    Humans have been around long enough that we moderns have the advantage of looking down through our history to see what philosophies or religions have worked. After 10,000 years of history, modern people have the exact same problems that ancients had.

     

    We still have war, famine, poverty, sickness, death, murder, rape, rebellion, slavery, drug and alcohol abuse, bad weather, deadbeat parents, orphans, mental diseases, government oppression, corruption, greed, slander, abused and neglected children, prostitution, etc. etc. etc.

     

    In 10,000 years we have not even come close to eliminating any of these problems or a number more in any particular society, let alone globally.

     

    Humanity has tried every idea it can think of from embracing all beliefs, to nixing class systems, free education for all, eliminating religion, obliterating those who disagree, trusting in government, trying a new religion (or older one as the case may be), and elevating the individual.

     

    These ideas are so old they are merely being recycled now in our day. Having seen through history how broken humanity is, it is insanity to think that another 1000 years of evolution will fix everything. 

     

    The only thing left is to try something totally new. Or rather, something old that actually does work, though it isn’t popular. Humanity is broken and desperately needs fixed. We cannot do it ourselves.

     

    There is no one person, board, government, or leader good enough, wise enough, or strong enough save one; Jesus, the one and only man-God. He made us, and He alone knows what needs fixed and how to do it. But it comes at a cost.

     

    You want peace? You will have to sacrifice doing things your way and commit to doing them God’s way. It will not be easy, but things of lasting value are worth sacrifice.

     

    Picture this: a world without poverty, orphans, greed, war, etc. because everyone genuinely loves others and is willing to sacrifice for them. No legislation, no force, no threat of punishment is required. This kind of love can and is supplied only by God to those who love Him and seek to follow His laws.


    “The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever.” (Isaiah 32:17)

    PrintView Printer Friendly Version

    EmailEmail Article to Friend

    Reader Comments

    There are no comments for this journal entry. To create a new comment, use the form below.

    PostPost a New Comment

    Enter your information below to add a new comment.
    Author Email (optional):
    Author URL (optional):
    Post:
     
    Some HTML allowed: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <code> <em> <i> <strike> <strong>