In a world of fluidity Christians can sometimes find themselves being moved along with a never ceasing tide of worldly instability. That would be the true nature of this world to begin with. At best, this world system that we find ourselves having to operate in, can be riddled with uncertainty and capriciousness. Today it’s up, tomorrow it’s down. The moment you think it is left then all of the sudden it’s right. Next week it’s black. The week after that it’s white. Naturally, there seems to be an abundance of grey areas, which, by the way, can never be the case biblically, since right is always right, and wrong is always wrong. But doubt will obviously abound in a fallen world where right and wrong, good and bad, get convoluted in an intricate labyrinth of lies, fabrications, half-truths, empty promises and outright rebellion toward the Maker. The world’s instability can be seen everywhere in society. Of course we understand that by agency of the fall, things have since the entrance of sin into the world, always been in a state of never ending flux. Along with the entrance of sin came great changes in the natural order (Gen. 3:17-18). Life became challenged by death, health by sickness, abundance by poverty, and safety by danger. However, this is not so much the instability of the world that I have in mind. Naturally, nature is in flux, and this is the natural course which the world has been taking ever since the first sin. This instability is of a material nature and we deal with it as best we can (think droughts, catastrophes, etc.). Rather the real danger lies with the moral instability of the world, and this is truly catastrophic in a spiritual sense.
Read the full article here