Victor Hugo was a French poet, novelist, and dramatist. He was the author of the famous novel, Les Miserables. He died in 1885. If he were alive today, he would be shocked and surprised at how wrong his prediction was, regarding the future. He prophesied that in the 20th century, in his words,” War will be dead, the scaffold will be dead, hatred will be dead.” But two world wars, the Korean and Vietnam wars, along with today’s wars, murders, immoral lifestyles and more, dramatically contradict Hugo’s optimistic predictions. Our world is like it is, because most are in denial regarding original sin. But Isaiah was inspired to correctly state the solemn truth that, “All we like sheep have gone astray. We have turned everyone to his own way…” And events of the real world are indisputable evidence that we are all part of a fallen race. Paul spoke of the Savior this world needs, writing, “when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son…to redeem.” Christ is the only answer to this hurting world.
Pastor Alex Rockwell
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