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Why is the world full of immorality, violence, hatred, war, terrorism, pain, suffering, disease, and death?

Hatred : Nervous boy Stock PhotoThis question in the eyes of many people is an enormous question to ask.  The answers given can be anywhere from, “it could be the environment that a person was raised in” or “it was the parents fault due to the  lack of attention given the child.”  These answers still does not give us the reason “WHY?” These answers and many others are just symptoms of a much larger problem. Yet, the Bible calls such acts as the sinful “works of the flesh” which proceed out of the “heart of men” (Galatians 5:19-21; Romans 3:10-19; Mark 7:21-23). Evolution, and New Age philosophy explain such things, including death, as the “natural process” of life. In Genesis chapter 3, Satan, or the Devil, comes as a serpent to tempt man to sin against God. As a result of Satan’s work, sin was introduced to mankind. This power of sin brought with it dWar : Two soldiers ina  World War II era battlefield Stock Photoisobedience, which in turn effected broken fellowship with God. Thus, through the power of sin, the human race and God’s perfect creation were corrupted (Genesis 2:15-17; 3:17-19,24). The world one sees today with all the violence, hatred, wars, and immorality is a result of SIN in the heart of man. Yes, the world in all its grandure and beauty still reflects, to a small extent, God’s original creation, but it has been corrupted by SIN.  This power of SIN is so dominate that it is passed down from generation to generation.  Simply put, due to Adam’s sin, all of his descendants, including you and me, “were made sinners” (Romans 5:19).

For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.  (Romans 5:19)  KJV

Genesis 6:11 states that, “the earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.” The reason immorality, violence, hatred, war, terrorism, pain, suffering, disease, and death comes upon us is because of SIN!  This is not a popular answer nor is it a pretty picture, but there is no other reasonable explanation.  All other explanations are just symptoms of a much deeper issue.  The root cause is SIN in the deep dark corners of the heart of all mankind, and if man is left to himself all these sinful evils will come out and express itself in one corrupt sin or another.

The truth is that we live in a sinful world, and the power of sin has “reigned unto death” (Romans 5:21). Common sense tells us that life and death are exact opposites, not the “natural processes” of life. In fact, the Bible specifically calls death the “last enemy” (1 Corinthians 15:26). Death is a constant reminder that “all have sinned” and are in need of God’s grace in Christ Jesus (Romans 3:23-26). As long as one is in this world, there will be sin related miseries. The only way one can escape these miseries is to run to the One who is life eternal, Jesus Christ (John 1:4; 3:36; 6:35; 11:25; 14:6).

He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.  (John 3:36)  KJVShadow Of Cross : cross silhouette with the sunset as background

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,  but by me.  (John 14:6)  KJV