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    The Key to Resolving All Social Ills

    It is self-evident that if humanity, as a unit, decided to obey all of God's laws then almost all social ills would disappear overnight: Greed and hunger, sexual perversion and related disease, adultery, rape, covetousness and theft, murder, racism and all forms of malice etc. These would be replaced with love, unselfishness and honoring the image of God in every person. The problem is, however, that obeying God's law is wholly UNNATURAL to us. Our nature is repulsed at living this way even though we know with certainty that it would help resolve almost all social ills entirely. Being unnatural means not only are we unable to live according to God's laws but also that we do not WANT to live according to His laws. This fact demonstrates that the solution to man's ills are not to be found in himself or better education. In fact, history demonstrates that the better educated just seem to find more crafty ways of doing evil. No the "natural solution" to man's ills is proven to be bankrupt and our only hope is a supernatural one, outside of ourselves. This testifies to the validity of the Bible as the solution to our ills because it so understands human nature as it really is, and points to our only solution: Jesus Christ.

    Posted by John on July 14, 2013 05:20 PM


    If you need to do a research that can directly challenge the general educational methods as well as propose new ideas you may require. We help students who have to cover lots of inforation due to their young age lack practical experience in college term paper on the only suggested theme for college. My own study will surely have great impact on making me a graduate.

    Spot on observations! No natural answer the race can engineer adrift on its own postmodern bankrupcy. Help from above! The supernatural intervention of a Sovereign God to conform us to the image of His Son. Only the Spirit of Jesus Christ introduced to us repentent sinners by faith can save the world from the depressive evening news. Wish your comments could be read aloud in every university lecture hall to every entering freshman class worldwide.

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