This world is racing to hell. In a full sprint and with the hearty approval of their unsaved peers, unrepentant sinners chase down every temptation, indulge every lust, and gleefully invite their own destruction (Romans 1:28-32).
The book of Judges succinctly describes such aggressive godlessness and wanton self-indulgence with the repeated phrase “everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 21:25, c.f. 17:6)—an increasingly accurate description of contemporary culture.
As we saw last time, the solution to society’s sinful self-destruction is not political change. No amount of political leverage can press someone into God’s kingdom, and there’s no way to legislate true repentance and faith. That ought to be obvious to believers. In the end, the root cause of this world’s problems is not political, so it makes no sense to expect the solution to be, either. The heart of the issue is sin, and God’s pattern for dealing with sin has nothing to do with political parties or movements.
The only hope for this doomed culture is the transforming work of the Holy Spirit unleashed in the lives of sinners through the proclamation of the gospel.
Read more: http://www.gty.org/blog/B160111/hope-for-a-doomed-culture