Why is the World full of evil?
“So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking. They are darkened in their understanding and separated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them due to the hardening of their hearts” Eph 4: 17, 18.
The Scriptures call the mind of the natural man “blinded” 2 Cor. 4:4, “depraved” Romans 1:28, “corrupt” 1 Tim. 6:5, and “unspiritual” Col. 2:18. The natural mind thinks from a humanistic, sin-debased viewpoint. The viewpoint of the flesh directs its thoughts. The sinful mind is under the control of Satan and can never please God because it concentrates on things of the world and not things of the Spirit. The natural mind walks the road of hopelessness and self-destruction.
We are in prayer over this horrific tragedy. We mourn for the Hernandez family, friends and co-workers.
The teen faces an open count of murder in the death of 47-year-old Jose Hernandez, a longtime mail carrier.
|Tribune Content Agency
Apr 25, 2019
|From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham
Q: What does the nature of sin mean? — S.N.
A: The notion of sin and the nature of sin have been debated from the beginning of time, and that debate continues today. Sin presents itself in the mind, manifests itself in word and deed, and is hidden in the heart of everyone. It will overtake the man and women who refuse to believe it will conquer them.
The Bible says that the whole world is a prisoner of sin. Sin has crippled human nature, but God has provided the cure. There is no sin that the blood of Jesus Christ cannot cleanse. And that’s good news indeed for a culture that still doesn’t know what to do with sin.
All the distress, bitterness, heartache, shame and tragedy can be summed up in the three-letter word: Sin. Its meaning — to fall short of God’s standard and to do contrary to God’s law — has an impact on every soul and overflows the boundaries of the human heart.
The world’s system claims that the notion of sin is old-fashioned. People “in” the world prove that claim erroneous. A national newspaper quoted a sociologist who admitted, “Secular people still believe there’s sin, judgment and punishment.” Sin is definitely “in” and it is “in” every single heart that beats.
Talking about sin does not make someone a sinner. The truth is that everyone is born in sin. While some may not think of themselves as sinners, God does. He hears every word we utter; He knows the hidden things. The Bible says that God “knows the secrets of the heart” (Psalm 44:21). But He loves sinners more than we love sin. There is no greater love than what Jesus offers every person ever born.
(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)
(c)2019 BILLY GRAHAM DISTRIBUTED BY TRIBUNE MEDIA SERVICES, INC.
ABQ Journal Update2019 is turning out to be a year of extreme violence in Albuquerque! The City is unsafe. Crime does not have a zip code, even VIOLENT CRIME!
We are praying for the family of the victim and all Postal workers.
KOB TV REPORTS:
The name of the victim has not yet been released as police work to notify next of kin.
We also have an awful problem of children being killed, babies being aborted….
My post from earlier today: New Mexico is Plagued with Child Neglect and Abuse:
Hearts need to be softened…..
It’s a heart issue……hearts need to be given to Jesus! You cannot regulate morality with laws. Jesus is the answer. ABQ Journal Report
Here in New Mexico God’s babies are murdered every month through abortion! God will not bless New Mexico as long as we abort His babies. Harden hearts result in evil things happening.
This post by Dr. Jim Denison points to the problem and solution here in New Mexico and our entire nation. As the Church goes, so goes the Country…..
Church Membership Declines in America
Sadly, I am not surprised by this report, As the Church goes the Country goes. I find right here in New Mexico, so many have no Church. It is sad commentary on our Country. The Church in America is losing its salt and light.
(RNS) — Most Americans still say they believe in God, but their involvement in organized religion continues to wane.
A new Gallup report found that only half of Americans say they belong to a church or other religious body, down from 69% two decades earlier.
There area also so many Church “shoppers” out there. People that go from one Church to another. I talked with a Pastor here in New Mexico and he said that he had a revolving door, people in and out of the Church. I also have witnessed that.
So many want to hear what the want to hear, not what God says. They want a Bible that fits their life style.
Another Pastor told me that the problem with the American Church is that so many Pastors do not preach sound doctrine.
A veteran Pastor here in New Mexico told me that the Church has failed to baptize people and raise up mature Christians. There are many Churches that hardly have any baptisims anymore.
A lovely lady from Northern New Mexico told me she cannot find a Church that preaches Sound Doctrine.
There are many problems the Church faces and there are many opinions out there.
This situation calls for accountability from all, Pastors, Churches, and all people.