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As we listen to the news media, we hear of the many troubles in the world.  Oftentimes we discuss the current events and suggest solutions to the various problems.  For example: right now there are many political issues that concern our nation.  Most all of the politicians are shouting at each other, name calling and each professing to have the answer for our national dilemma.  “Listen to me,” one says, “so and so is a liar... I know the truth and I have the best solution...”  And it goes back and forth...

Now, I realize that politics is very serious business in every civilized nation. I also understand that Christians are divided among their political views.  However, everyone must unite on understanding the nature of our problem in society.  The problem in America is the same throughout the rest of the world...  It is a universal problem that politicians ignore and we must examine it honestly and openly.

                                                                          The Condition of Mankind​

Our problem, the problem in our world, the problem in our lives, is SIN!  Sin has affected everyone.  The Bible says “there are none righteous...,” that includes me, you, doctors, lawyers, politicians, farmers, shopkeepers - everyone!  “For all have sinned...” (Rom.3:23)  Do you remember when Jesus spoke to the crowd about the woman who was caught in the act of adultery?  He said, “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her....  And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last” (John 8:7,9).  It is essential to understand that our problem is admitting that we are all sinners and calling sin, “sin”!

The Word of God teaches us that homosexuality is NOT natural, it is an abomination to God!  What ever happened to sin?  It used to be that men having sexual relations with men was evil.  Homosexuality is not natural, it is sin!  Today it is called an alternative life style or sexual preference.  These people cannot reproduce by having children, yet they claim homosexuality is normal. 

It used to be wickedness for a woman to have an abortion.  Killing a baby is sin!  But today, we have so called “Women’s Rights” and irresponsible murders sanctioned by ungodly leaders!  The Bible speaks about the infant life in the womb.  “For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb” (Psalms 139:13).  A human life is certainly present in a pregnant woman.  They call it “free choice”, but abortion is sin. 

There was a time when it was seriously wrong for children to disobey their parents and to rebel against authority.  The Bible teaches: “Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right” (Ephesians 6:1).  But now, young people are taught to freely express themselves with no boundaries!  The results are moral decline and anarchy... We do not have the space to list even the most obvious sins, but I ask you to be honest with yourself and with God.  This is our problem today, an apathetic lack of concern about sin.  The root of our problem is sin!  Whether it be as apparent as murder, adultery, stealing, etc., or more vague and personal like: jealousy, bitterness, evil thoughts...  Dear friend, our problem is still sin! 

                                                                         The Compassion of Our Maker

The Lord created us and He knows that we are weak humans.  Jesus Christ came into our depraved world full of sinners and they rejected the Holy One.  And yet, we read many times where the Lord moved with compassion to heal the lepers, give the blind their sight, and to raise the dead.

Leprosy: A type or symbol of sin.  Blindness: A symbol which speaks of mankind born spiritually blind, in the darkness of sin.  Dead raised: Sin has a death sentence, and man is born dead in trespasses and sin, but is raised in the new life with Christ... 

Jesus died to save sinners!  I submit to you that everyone who walks on this earth has a problem with sin!  And Jesus Christ has the love, compassion and desire to forgive us and give us peace in our hearts!  We must be humble and honest.

                                                                            The Cure for Our Misery!

The fact is sin brings misery and sadness to all of us.  The homosexuals wanted an alternative life-style, now they have AIDS. Around the world, selfishness and sinful greed has caused suffering for others.  Pride and clashing egos have turned peaceful nations into war-torn battlefields...   Our society needs help! 

Christ is the Prince of Peace!  He is the only solution to our problems.  Jesus Christ brings peace into every heart that will turn seriously to Him.  The Cure is not Money...  The Cure is not Drugs... The Cure is not being a Famous Star... The Cure is not Power...  The Cure to our problem is confessing that you too are a sinner, and then receiving Jesus Christ into your heart and life.  If you’ve never trusted Christ, take an honest look into the mirror of your soul.  What do you see?  I hope that you will call upon the name of the Lord and confess Him as your Lord and Saviour!  Why not pray to God now while you have the opportunity.  “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Rom. 10:13).

 

                                                                                                                                                                   Tom Meador

 

WHAT IS THE  PROBLEM?

Tom Meador