These misled fanatics are using the name of God as leverage for their insane vengeance and personal jealousies. These groups who misquote text are doing the same thing as a self-proclaimed vigilante who claims to be a Christian and says he was directed by God to kill a doctor who works in an abortion clinic. Neither action of murder can be biblically interpreted as being led by God. Can we protest the actions of the abortion doctors and pray that God changes their heart’s desires and attitude? Yes, absolutely, we can and should. Prov. 31:9 Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.
The Apostle Paul states that the world would eventually decay because of the hearts of man and their rejection of God’s will within their lives. 2 Tim. 3:1 But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. 2 People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, 3 without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good. 4 They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God.
What is God looking for within our souls so that we are able to overcome the feelings and emotions of helplessness that cause uncertainty of life? Luke 18:7 And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? 8 I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?”
According to God’s word, He asks us to stay in faith. We know this because faith is what the Lord is looking for within each one of us every day and upon His return. Heb.11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that comes to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
I will have to take a page out of my wife’s handbook for living in a corrupt world. As she often says to me when evil events seem to be overwhelming, she gets kinder to the people she sees every day. She prays for more ability to love the way the Lord loves. She makes herself walk a closer faith walk in the Lord. She deals with her own soul and its needs to submit to the word of God. In doing that she has the compassion and ability to deal with the world’s pains.
That is her answer for the world’s ills and I have to say I am with her on this one. 1 Thes. 5:11 Therefore encourage one another and build up one another, just as also you are doing. I am fed up with the nonsense in the world, but where sin will increase grace shall much more abound and with the grace of the Lord in our lives we will rise above the spirit of mayhem and chaos. Luke 18:8b However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?