Why Is There So Much Hatred In The World?
Deep in our hearts, we know something is wrong. Everywhere we look, we see conflict. Strife. Violence. Racism. Greed. Jealously. Hatred. We know the world is not as it should be.
The question facing us today is as old as humanity itself: Why is there so much hatred in the world? The obvious answer is also the correct answer: sin. And before you wave that off as religious cliché or preacherspeak, consider the following explanation:
Because sin is in the world, God wars against us. The Bible says, “For this cause cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience” (Ephesians 5:6). God’s wrath is an objective force now working against the sons of men. Because of sin the angels war against us executing God’s judgement. The earth wars against us in its barrenness, floods, earthquakes and volcanoes. God said, “Cursed is the ground” (Genesis 3:17). The atmosphere wars against us in its storms, lightnings and winds breathing pestilence. The beasts of the field war against men―thirsting for their blood and pursuing them as prey. Our fellows war against us in slander, robbery, oppression and murder. We even war against ourselves. Our passions enslave and destroy us. Our conscience torments us with stinging remorse. Peace! Peace! If there ever was a time when men needed peace, it is now!
―Jimmy Allen, The American Crisis