The words of the Bible promise a better world than one that science and technology could ever create, says famed evangelist the Rev. Billy Graham.
In Thursday's "My Answers" post on the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association website, Graham was asked where one can find the promise of a better future in light of modern upheavals.
"I used to believe that if we just worked hard enough and tried to understand each other, we'd make the world a peaceful place, but I'm not so sure anymore. Does the Bible give us any hope for a better world?" asked the person.
Graham responded that yes, indeed, "the Bible does promise us a better world when Jesus Christ comes again to establish His rule."
"In that day, all evil will be destroyed, and we will live in perfect justice and harmony. Even nature itself will be at peace: 'The wolf will live with the lamb, the leopard will lie down with the goat,' (Isaiah 11:6)," wrote Graham.
"He alone is our hope, for He alone has the power to remake us from within. Have you committed your life to Him?"
Graham went on to note that the better world, as promised by the return of Jesus Christ, is difficult to imagine "because right now so much is wrong with the world."
"As soon as one problem gets solved, another crops up that often threatens to be even more dangerous. Yes, we have made great strides in technology and medical science, and we should be grateful for this. But how often have we turned something that could be good into something evil?" continued Graham.
"In spite of our educational and scientific advances, wars and conflicts continue to ravage the world."
Graham's comments on the eventual coming of a better world come as most Americans hold a pessimistic view about the direction of the country.
According to a Rasmussen Reports survey conducted in July, only about a quarter of respondents believed that the country was headed in the right direction.
"Twenty-four percent of Likely U.S. voters think the country is heading in the right direction, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey for the week ending July 21," noted Rasmussen Reports.
"That's up three points from last week following the murder of policemen in Dallas and Baton Rouge. It was the lowest weekly finding since October 2013 during the federal government shutdown."
The sample space for the July survey was 2,500 likely voters contacted during July 17-21, with a margin of error of plus or minus two percent.