The Word of God’s truth breaks through the storm clouds of life

Published 8:27 am Monday, November 6, 2023

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From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Dear Rev. Graham: An article from a technology site gripped me with fear claiming that we only have a few years left to live with dignity on this planet due to the inability to reverse biosphere corruption in relation to the AI race. The conclusion was an imminent catastrophe is coming. I’d like to see society change back to what it once was. How has this been thrust upon us in the name of changing society for the better? – D.F.

Dear D.F.: Hope seems a rare commodity. Hoping in science, education, technology, government, and social programs has proven hollow. We’ve grasped the fringe of technology, bringing instant messaging and global communication, but technology has also given us nuclear warheads to destroy those with whom we communicate.
As far back as 1968, the U.S. secretary of health, education, and welfare stated, “More and more people feel threatened by runaway technology … by the defacement of nature, by man-made ugliness … society continues at its present rate to become less livable.”
Decades later, despair prevails. So where do we place our hope? What do we want changed? Who can fulfill our hopes? And how can anyone bring change that will make this world better? No one belonging to the human race is capable. The flaw in human nature is too great. Humanity’s lofty ideas at best fall short.
People who oppose change are often ridiculed, while those who campaign for change are celebrated. But the objective of change is the key. When someone exchanges right for wrong, change becomes a wicked agent.
The Word of God’s truth breaks through the storm clouds of life that engulf us. Christ’s return to Earth will be so revolutionary that it will change every aspect of life on this planet. The light of God’s presence in our lives is a purifying flame that will draw us near to Him. He has given us warning: “Prepare to meet your God” (Amos 4:12, NKJV). Are you ready?
(This column is based on the words and writings of the late Rev. Billy Graham.)

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