Can Things Get Any Worse? — Of Course

I think I’m beginning to reckon with reality. I’m becoming somewhat cynical about the condition of the world. Most all the news is bad.  Even the Christian radio shows I listen to air stories about all the evil they are battling through their organizations.

Nothing surprises me any more.

And things are gonna get worse before they get better. Thank goodness there’s still one place we can look to and find real hope.

Two 14-year-old Minnesota girls committed suicide during a sleep over because they felt bullied at school.

Obama authorized the use of predator drone missiles in Libya, but claims we are not at war with Libya.

An Arizona congressman resigns amidst an ethics scandal (this is not news).

Charlie Sheen keeps getting headlines (I’ll never figure that out).

It seems like we have at least one shooting in Metro Atlanta every day.

I’m not surprised by anything that happens today. I’m sickened by tragic stories like the teenage suicides in Minnesota, but they don’t surprise me.  Why should they? The Bible clearly predicts things like that will continue to happen.

Read Matthew 24 and see for yourself what we can expect. Many of the things Jesus describes are happening now!  You can match a bunch of historical events from our culture and world today with events Jesus describes.

Am I a doomsday naysayer? No, I just see history unfold and then match it with what the Bible says about the fate of the world.

My brother-in-law, an atheist, says he places his faith in mankind to solve all our ills.  I imagine other non-believers do as well.

I prefer to trust in God and what He says will happen as His divine plan for man unfolds.  And that plan gives me the only hope I have.  We’re about to celebrate the only place on earth we can have hope — at the foot of the Cross of Christ this Easter Sunday morning.  He is our only hope.  If we put our hope in anything, or anyone, else, we’re doomed to a life of disappointment, continual doubts and unimaginable grief and remorse.

If you’re reading this and don’t know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, you can right now.  All it takes is a few simple confessions.  If you’ll repeat these words, and more importantly believe them, you God will transform you immediately from the darkness of this world into His glorious light and life eternal.

Just read this prayer to yourself:

Dear God in heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived; I need your forgiveness.  I believe that your only begotten Son Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and died for my sins, and I am now willing to turn from my sin.  You said in Your Holy Word, Romans 10:9 that if we confess the Lord our God and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead, we shall be saved.

Right now I confess Jesus as the Lord of my soul. With my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Savior and according to His Word, right now I am saved.

Thank you Jesus for your unlimited grace which has saved me from my sins. I thank you Jesus that your grace never leads to license, but rather it always leads to repentance. Therefore Lord Jesus transform my life so that I may bring glory and honor to you alone and not to myself.  Thank you Jesus for dying for me and giving me eternal life.

You are now a child of God.  A child of the King.  You will NEVER die, and you will live in Heaven for eternity with God and all the rest of the ones He has saved.

I recommend that you immediately look for a Bible-believing church and talk to the pastor about being discipled or raised up in the Word of God and the Christian faith.

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