The World

"...for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me." John 14:30

    The world, in the sense of the word used here, is GOD's creation Man. But it is important to consider that this reference is to Man who is in a fallen condition of sin. Adam was created in perfection in the garden of Eden. But when confronted with the reality of the evil and ungod- liness which had entered into being (Satan), chose evil over the will of GOD.

    In giving in to the temptation of Satan, Man entered into rebellion against GOD and was cast from the garden, into a resultant sin-sick world. It is there that we find ourselves, today. Not only are we living in a world of sin, which is in rebellion against GOD Almighty, but we are living in the most evil time of existance known as the 'last days' [2nd Tim 3]. Of these last days, the LORD Jesus said;

Mt 24:21
For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

Mt 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

    Therefore we see a deterioration of our society that is impossible not to notice. I am old enough to remember how when we were young children my family used to sleep at night, only securing the house by a screen door with a little metal hook and eye, preventing it's opening. Today, we find heavy iron bars covering the front of steel plate doors weighing hundreds of pounds, no glass, and a keylock on both sides!

    I also remember as a child, that to hear of a murder reported on either television or radio, would have an entire neighborhood in shock, and would remain the topic discussion of that month. Today, murders in our major cities are, with an increasing number being accomplished in an execution style manner, common place. We have yearly body counts, and cities seem as contestants in a struggle for the murder capitol of the country.

    Believe it or not, at one time the act of abortion was considered an act of murder, and the participants including the doctor would be apprehended as charged as such. Today, not only has legalized abortion become an industry- but since 1992, aborted baby tissue is used as somewhat a parts supply for scientific research (fetal tissue research). Also, the act of killing the child after it has normally left the mother's womb (partial birth abortion) sometimes called infanticide, is a late developement in this horror against humanity. Is this not the act of a society gone insane?

    We live during a time, when even the very basic facts of life which Almighty GOD both designed and intended, are being challenged. The simple beauty of the sexuallity between a man and a woman, a design obvious throughout nature, is being suplimented with teachings of homosexuallity to children in public schools as an alternative life style. The Bible prophecy of this condonement of that which was condemned as abomination by Almighty GOD (Leviticus 18:22), may readily be seen in the latter portion of Romans chapter one.

    Wars, at one time, were fought by men on predetermined battlefields, far from cities and villages. Recreations of such events can be seen in such films as "SPARTACUS", and in most recent times, "BRAVEHEART". In these last days, women and children are raped, then slaughtered in their villages or cities. The love of many has waxed cold.

    It is this depraved world, which GOD in all of His mercy loved so much,... that He 'gave'
(John 3:16).


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 Web Author:Michael Stevenson Updated: 12/16/2004 7:41PM