I’m responding to the end of Terry Anker’s article “Zombie inoculation” where he said: “If, as some argue, there is a disease affecting our society – one that makes us blind to the perspectives and beliefs of others – is there any hope of inoculation?”
There is a disease affecting our country and it is making us blind to the truth. It requires not an inoculation but a healer of the human heart. The Bible says in Jeremiah 17:9-10, “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is? But I, the Lord, search all hearts and examine secret motives. I give all people their due rewards, according to what their actions deserve.”
Many minds are being infected with hate, as evidenced with the Antifa movement.
The world “as we know it” is coming to an end soon. We will see not only new strains of viruses and deadly diseases but more and more severe natural disasters (earthquakes and tsunamis and more severe flooding than produced by the recent hurricanes, and evil so horrible it is not imaginable by most citizens). Jesus is judging the earth through these calamities. He is destroying evil to establish his kingdom on earth where there will be peace, righteousness and justice for all citizens.
The only hope is turning to Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who died on a cross 2,000 years ago to pay the penalty for our sin, which is death. By believing in his power to forgive us our sins, and sincerely repenting of our sins and following his ways as taught in the Bible, He fills our hearts with his Spirit and His perfect love and we become a new person.
Carol Reed, Carmel