A 'Mad Max' World

Sunday’s sermon was quite thought provoking and would have caused most of us to do some soul searching.  It covered so many areas in our life but the one that struck me the most was the statement, “if you stopped believing in God, how much would it change your life?”

I took that statement a step further thinking to myself, what if no one believed in God. Having said that, I specifically was thinking of Jesus who is God incarnate. When we stop and think about it, we realize that our very moral code, our laws of the land, our hospitals, our schools, our charitable organizations, in fact the very way we love one another exists and is because of Jesus and the Christians who believed in Him. We can see how the anti-Christ’s in our society are working on removing Jesus and Christianity form our society.

If Christ did not come to save us then we would be a society of "survival of the fittest".  Take what you want and if anyone opposes you then destroy them.  Those who are aged and/or sick would be pushed into the gutters to die.  We wouldn’t have modern medicine as we have now because the love we learnt from Jesus and put into practice to make life for those infirmed amongst us more bearable, wouldn’t be there.  When someone was beaten up, injured and mortally wounded and lying in the gutter, would we cross to the other side of the road? It was God that gave us the ability to love. The rights and responsibilities that we have enshrined in law, put there by God fearing Christians who came before us, would not exist.  I don’t want to live in a ‘Mad Max’ world.

Once again there must be what Christ instilled in us, LOVE.  Yes, we must love one another but we don’t have to love what others do or what they say.

Remember God told us that ‘if we do not have love then we have nothing.’

I’m glad that we have Jesus to believe and trust in because even if the world removes Him from our society, then at least we have hope, knowledge and confirmation that our Father is waiting for us where there is love, peace and joy beyond belief.

God bless you all

John Deroule