It is really distressing to watch the news lately. The last couple of weeks it’s one mass killing after another. I know the odds of being involved in one are supper high but don’t tell that to the hurting families who are suffering because their loved ones were killed for no reason.
What is going on in people’s minds?
They were recently talking on the news about video game for kids. The medical Dr. who comments of our locale Fox station mentioned “Fortnite” and how addictive it is for kids. There is no blood or gore but you have a weapon and shoot your opponents with no consequences except they restart their game. A quick exploration of x-box games and the majority of them have to do with shooting someone or something. Again there is no consequences.
Last night we went to see the Lion King. It was just a remake of the original with some minor changes. The thing that was interesting was just how realistic it was. It was incredibly difficult to tell that it was not real.
Pair these together and you have a problem. Graphics that are so real the you can’t tell they are fake and the ability to kill someone with no consequences.
Add one more thing. The pent up frustration of the men in our country who cannot find anything meaningful (jobs, relationships, family, social groups, etc.) and is it any reason we are seeing the things that are going on in the news.
Now, I am not naive, and I know that there is SO much more going on in this situation.
Here’s where I’m going with this. Roughly 2000 years after creation a verse pops up in Genesis 6 that is startling!
The Lord saw how great man’s wickedness had become, and that every inclination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil all the time. The Lord was grieved that he had made man on the earth, and His heart was filled with pain.
Over and over in scripture we see that God allows a culture to do what they want until it’s on the verge of chaos. Their evil becomes so great that He acts. I am not saying that God only act out of response to our evil, rather He knows what is going to happen and acts to save lives. His acting is consistent with his over all plan for the redemption of His creation, in particular “mankind”.
We are on a trajectory of evil in this country and many other places in the world that will be impossible to stop short of God’s intervention.
This time the intervention will be global and, I believe, will be the coming of Christ to signal the beginning of the end.
Satan is capturing the minds of people, causing them to operate in a fantasy world with no consequences. No law will stop people from doing what they want and hurting other people in the process. The solution is not banning something – the solution is getting people to care about others.
If you are a Christian and believe that your Lord is more powerful than His creation then he will help us to capture the minds of people, help them to find real significance and hope in this life. But we have to be willing to help and we cant wait until people are adults. By then it’s often to late.
We really got to think hard about allowing these incredible games into our homes. Satan comes with them.
Let me know what you think.