How corrupt will the world have to get before God will decide to intervene and bring it all to an end? Our world seems to be getting worse and worse morally and spiritually, and I just wonder how much longer God is going to put up with it.


Yes, the world does seem to be getting worse and worse, both morally and spiritually. We have become like the people of Jeremiah’s day: “Are they ashamed of their loathsome conduct? No, they have no shame at all; they do not even know how to blush” (Jeremiah 6:15). Shortly after Jeremiah uttered those words, God sent judgment upon them and their nation collapsed. That could happen to us.

What is the problem? The problem is that we have left God out of our lives. Whenever any nation does that, the inevitable result is moral and spiritual chaos. Instead of following God’s moral laws, we substitute human lusts and desires in their place. We decide what’s right and wrong, instead of seeking God’s will and God’s law.

Are we nearing the time when God will intervene and Christ will come again to establish His Kingdom of perfect justice and righteousness? We don’t know; the Bible warns us against making predictions about this. But the Bible does give us a number of warning signs, many of which we see today. In the last days, the Bible says, “People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy” (2 Timothy 3:2).

God won’t tolerate evil forever; some day Christ will come again, and when He does all evil will be judged. Are you ready for that day? You can be, by turning to Christ in repentance and faith and committing your life to Him.