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A Word to the Wise – 8-10-2016

by Dr. Walter Olsen

What is the reason there is so much violence and corruption in the world today? People come up with various reasons, but if the reasons are not anchored in the word of God they are mostly of no avail.

The real answer is found in what God, the Creator of man, has said. Through Jeremiah the prophet He said, “And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not Me, saith the Lord” (Jer. 9:3). That pretty much is the complete picture. When people will not listen to God and repent of their sins, they always come to false conclusions. It is thus that they are not valiant for the truth of God, the truth that can save them and put things right. Instead, “they proceed from evil to evil.” Can anyone deny that this characterizes our world today? Every day we hear of more and more corruption and evil. Why is this true? The answer is clear. The Lord said, “and they know not Me.” To know God is to know truth. Indeed, Jesus said, “…I am the way, the truth, and the life…” (Jn. 14:6). To continue to reject God is to continue to further in the depths of evil.

First Baptist Church of Woodville Dennis Tapp, Pastor 715-698-2624