50 years ago this month JFK, in his “Ask Not” speech had this to say about the modern world:
The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe—the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God
(by the way the whole speech is worth rereading).
So now it is 50 years later and there has been no apocolypse and no utopia. Pretty much there is a ton of good that is not being done and a ton of bad that could be done but is not. Technology itself has improved dramatically in those 50 years – and the ability to cheaply kill and cheaply rescue lives has also greatly increased.
How should this impact us as Christians? How is this different from being a Christian in the first century?
I am looking for a conversation here. I will continue this line of thought if anyone comments.