Friday, December 27, 2019

The dream of an ideal society in which everyone has enough to live on and gets along with one another has always sparked the interest of people depressed by the constant striving and conflict of the human race. During the 1800s in the US dozens of utopian groups sprang up along the east coast only to diminish in number and finally disband due to disagreements and infighting.

It is ironic that most people, while yearning for a utopia know that it is an impossibility. What is tragic is the denial of the majority as to why this is so. The common reasons for our inability to get along are typically a lack of education, money or both. While each of those commodities are extremely important, history has overwhelmingly taught us education and money will never resolve the ever-present fighting between human beings. What we need is a complete moral makeover which is not within our capability. As one writer put it:

If our greatest need had been information, God would have sent an educator.
If our greatest need had been technology, God would have sent us a scientist.
If our greatest need had been money, God would have sent us an economist.
But since our greatest need was forgiveness, God sent us a Savior.

We need a Savior and that is exactly what Christmas is all about – God entering the world to confront sin and evil. Pride, greed, envy and self-centered lust are the unresolvable problems of the human race. Only a supernatural intervention can overcome those inbred characteristics each one of us has. Salvation – it still matters, it is still the one essential gift God offers to humanity.

Saturday evening worship: 6:00 pm
Sunday morning worship: 10:00 am

Hawaii Lutheran Church (WELS)

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Honolulu, HI
Community Lutheran Church holds protestant chapel services in Honolulu, Hawaii near Pearl Harbor, HI. We are next to the USS Arizona Memorial, Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Hickam Air Force Base, and Fort Shafter Hawaii. Look for us directly behind the Salt Lake, Hawaii, Target.