What It Looks Like To Forget God

Samaritan's Song

I think that if you asked most Christians to envision a world where people have forgotten God, they would envision lawlessness.

You know the kind I mean.  Sodom and Gomorrah.  Noah’s surroundings pre-Flood.  Wanton living, self-indulgence, hedonism, sin, every kind of moral decay.  Badness and wrongness and sin everywhere, and no one repentant for any one bit of it.

Frankly, though, I think that’s the easiest possible thing to imagine.  God is holy; God can’t tolerate sin; of course a world that has forgotten God will be overrun with it.  And sin is what humans are best at.  It’s not really a stretch to imagine what a world without God’s presence might permit or do.  We see enough and commit enough sin in our daily lives to imagine what it would look like writ large.

But lately I have been dwelling a lot on 1 John 4:7-12, and it has…

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