We are losing trust in each other, we’re less dependable, and we lie and cheat a lot more. “As we become more cynical or pessimistic, we end up feeling that we are living in a Hobbesian world.”
These are strong words from Robert L. Leahy, a Clinical Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. If you are a person that feels we are becoming a more unrestrained, selfish, and uncivilized people who will do anything to gain power, perhaps this is not due to paranoia. It’s more likely true.
It is surprising how we have degenerated to the level where each person has a right, and a license to anything and everything. In such a pathetic state we are answerable to no one but ourselves.
But isn’t this how it has been since the fall of mankind when we were duped into believing that we could become gods unto ourselves?
Our lives have never really been our own. They were given to us by a loving and creative God. Satan took over the ownership.
The Story of Calvary is the story of a loving God who sacrificed His Son on the cross to pay the penalty for mankind’s sin of disobedience. With that sacrifice God repurchased the right to our lives that we might have life again in Him.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16