We’ve heard of all sorts of supposed solutions recently to the problem of violence: better education, stiffer laws, training police in how to handle it—you name it and, chances are, someone has already beat you to suggesting it.
Perhaps it’s time to listen to what God says about the matter:
Without revelation people run wild, but one who keeps the law will be happy (Proverbs 29:18 HCSB).
Apart from a divinely-given standard, and the acknowledgement of it, there will never be a society that is peaceful, happy and genuinely civilized. The Scriptures, of course, are just such a revelation. God knows what leads to peaceful living, and has told us in the Bible. As less and less people submit to God’s Word, things get worse and worse. That it should faithfully be preached and believed more and more is the only answer to the present chaos.
Christian, what are you doing to bring this about?