Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
“Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.” Psalm 2:1-3.
The people who were created by the God of the Universe want to cast off their maker. They don’t like His rules. This is the madness of sin.
And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done. They were filled with all manner of unrighteousness, evil, covetousness, malice. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, maliciousness. They are gossips, slanderers, haters of God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of evil, disobedient to parents, foolish, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Though they know God’s righteous decree that those who practice such things deserve to die, they not only do them but give approval to those who practice them. Romans 1:28-32.
As someone who has been aware of the “War on God’s Word” for a long time, I can tell you that our current state of moral decay is just a new version of the same program. It is just another chapter in the war tht began in Heaven when a third of the angels were cast out. Mankind is the battlefield for the proxy war.
If we see the eternal realm, we know this is a temporary condition until God declares the end of this time and begins the judgment. Even though we feel tested and tried by what we see in the natural realm, we can set it aside and experience the peace that surpasses understanding because we know we have eternal life with Christ, and that it has already begun. And we have the power to be peacemakers by telling the lost they are fighting for nothing because peace has been declared by the only remaining superpower.