The social and political horrors that almost ceaselessly emerge can be overwhelming to say the least, as bitterness, division and hate metastasize on a near-daily basis.
But the antidote to the furor and chaos remains constant: Jesus.
In fact, there are nine key words in the Bible that could fix our personal and cultural conundrum. Ironically, our culture keeps ignoring these simple solutions.
Listen below for more on the nine words that could totally transform our culture:
Also, consider reading a bit of my op-ed from earlier this year that discusses this very issue:
Chaos. Confusion. Anger. Bitterness. Division. We’re experiencing some truly painful paradigms in the modern era.
These emotions and realities are, of course, nothing new and have ebbed and flowed in their intensity and cultural presence throughout human history. Meanwhile, the solutions have actually remained entirely constant.
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The Bible is filled with transformative information that, when properly applied to individuals’ lives, changes not only hearts, but also collective societies, as the scriptures serve as an essential guiding light.
Sadly, too many of us refuse to even turn the flashlight on, and even when we do, the resulting radiance is sometimes too dim to properly guide our paths. The reality is simple: Jesus came, died for our sins and changed human history.
Accepting this reality and living a life transformed by Christ’s sacrifice and by the Bible’s guidance is key. Of course, not everyone embraces these sentiments, and that’s their right.
But considering where we are right now, it’s essential that everyone — theist and atheist, alike — be willing to at least pay attention to two simple New Testament verses: Galatians 5:22-23, which read: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.”