All the people of the world are being subjected to unspeakable acts of violence. On every continent, there are people who murder, rape, and oppress others who do not share their religion, politics, world view, or whatever else that drives men mad. We pass laws, increase the numbers of police, debate the issue, and elect new leaders. But still, with all our laws, the problem persists. Laws exist because of law-breakers, who by definition, scoff at laws. Something is wrong with humanity. All we have to do to understand this is to open our eyes and ears to what is happening in the world around us. We have just emerged from a century that was the bloodiest in history. People, wondering about the causes of mass murder, scratch their heads with foreboding at the coming century. Jesus told us where the problem exists. It is in the hearts of people.
“For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, slanders.” Matthew 15:19 (NASB)
The story is as old as humanity. The problem resides in the heart of every individual who comes into the world. Each one of us must admit that we have a sin problem. We must do our part to stop the violence. Each one must repent and surrender to Jesus to be born anew and be filled with Holy Spirit. When the love of Christ motivates us, there is no room for hate. Any person, who receives Jesus in true repentance and faith, ceases to be a part of the problem. Receive Jesus today, surrender all anger, malice, and hatred to Him. Hatred will be replaced by love. The human condition will be improved by one heart changed by Christ.