Is it just me, or has the world become insufferably complicated? I mean, set aside the wars, pandemics, crime, corruption, violence, and general deterioration of every sector of humanity, and just ponder the increasingly nuanced details of living in the 21st century. Just think about your own day-to-day interactions and how maddeningly complexified everything has become.
Remember when graduating from high school was considered a success? Or when getting your Bachelor's Degree was a success? How about when a Master's degree really set you apart? Or when doctorate degrees were reserved for actual doctors? Now, on top of your Master's degree, you need business certificates and other professional licensures to do a job that requires a fraction of it. Frankly speaking though, you do practically need a finance degree these days to just do your own taxes.
Remember when cash was king? Or when checks were just as good as cash? How about when credit cards made everything possible? Debit cards were just as good as cash in hand, except when PayPal'ing or Venmo'ing your favorite vendor. Nowadays, paychecks are nothing more than a few digits on your mobile banking device (Direct deposit). If your real crafty, you'll start getting your paychecks in cryptocurrency.
Remember when you just had home, life, and car insurance, which you could often bundle together? Remember the days when you could read and understand the fine print on the clauses and purchase agreements? Nowadays, you'd need a law degree to go through every detail and agreement to understand what it is they are actually saying.
You have to have security for all your websites and electronic devices. You need passwords and pin numbers for every web account you access, as well as biometric security for your laptop and smart devices. For your home, you need keys, locks, security cameras, home alarms, and guard dogs just to get a decent night’s sleep depending upon where you live.
The news media, like universities and even high schools, are no longer purveyors of unbiased facts and information. These days, they're propaganda factories. About the only unbiased and honest reporting left anymore comes from your local weatherman and even they are only right about half the time.
History isn’t carved in stone any longer. Everything in our post-modern age is malleable and subject to either being rewritten or reimagined to fit some new narrative or spin to create new victim classes so past sins can be regurgitated ad Infinitum. Statues and figures, which were meant to remind us of our common past, are now symbols of oppression that must be torn down. However, in so doing, they (those doing the tearing down) are almost begging the powers-that-be to repeat history all over again.
Which of course they will.
Words are now violence, and violence is now social justice. Murdering the unborn by dissection is the lovingly ethical thing to do while murdering a violent criminal by lethal injection is an abomination.
Drugs are legalized, while lifesaving prophylactics are criminalized. Doctors are instructed to condemn patients to often life-ending treatments (ex. Remdesivir) while making life-saving, yet politically incorrect treatments (ex. Ivermectin) illegal. In the 1950s, kids received five childhood vaccinations. In the 2000s, kids are now expected to receive fourteen. (Source)
Secure borders are a travesty, and illegal immigrants who are actually detained, are now entitled to significant financial compensation (courtesy of the US taxpayer) for daring to challenge their entry.
Men can be women, and women, men, just depending on how they feel at that particular moment. But limiting one's identity to just male or female is inhumane, so there are also about another 200 pronouns, genders, and variations along the gender-spectrum highway the culturally woke will accommodate.
Mother Nature has been brought back to the forefront of the environmental altar that all are being required to kneel in front of. This time, however, it's not done in the way the ancient Druids and Native Indians did, but in a superficial, hypocritical manner that gives the elite the lifestyles they want, while everyone lives like serfs.
Even Christendom has fractured from just the main schism of Roman Catholic and Protestantism to now hundreds of Protestant and non-denominational denominations.
And this really is just the tip of the iceberg. The Roman historian Tacitus once wrote, "the more laws, the more corrupt the state." Given the number of rules and laws in our present day, this world is boiling over with corruption.
One thing I will be looking forward to for sure when Christ returns is Him making things simple again. He will rule with perfect omniscience, omnipotence, and omnipresence. He will use His people and His holy angels to rule the entirety of this universe, and all the realms in which He creates. We won't have to read the fine print anymore. We won't have to sign clauses and monthly payments, because, He's already paid it all. His rule will be unchallenged and eternal, and we will co-reign with Him as His heirs of a kingdom so glorious, that gold is used as asphalt. Our bodies will be immortal and indestructible. We won't age, wear down, or get sick or tired. All vestiges of sin and wickedness will be purged with a holy fire so hot, that it will destroy the universe in a flash. Then He will create new heavens and a new earth, upon which we will dwell with our Creator in perfect harmony, forever.
And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.” And He said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts."