Chaos and Order that is the question


Chaos can take many forms. In the entertainment industry like movies and TV shows it is usually depicted as wars or some type of conflict. In reality it can be more subtle, more deceiving.
The actual definition of “chaos” is this: a state of disorder and confusion.
In today’s world we are in a time of disorder and confusion on multiple levels. In some cases there is violence, but most of the disorder and confusion comes from everyday life itself.
The effects of order and chaos do correspond like a pendulum swinging from one side to the other. It has now swung to the side of chaos. So now we must deal with its affects and outcome of the damage that will come from it.
There are those that say chaos is good. Then there are those that know the truth and understand that chaos is always bad, and the degree to which the pendulum is allowed to swing deeper into the side of chaos demands an equal and opposite reaction of order to return the swing to go back the other way.
The last time the swing into chaos went too far it cost over 60 million deaths, which was about 3% of the 1940 world population. Then the swing of the pendulum went into the order side.
Here is a contrast to note. For the swing of the pendulum to swing away from order and back into chaos does not necessarily require deaths to cause it, but the minds of humanity to reject order. This started and took place in the 1960s. Now the Vietnam War was going on this time and an approximate total deaths of 1,313,000 took place in that war, but that was not a major factor in the change of people minds against order. Those that started the pendulum swing to chaos desired and even lusted for chaos, for sin. Not only in their hearts but their minds as well as they experimented with drugs like LSD and heroin.
They felt enslaved to order. They in their minds wished to have freedom from what they saw as constrains of order. Why this took place was a failing of those that were teaching order. Were teaching the doctrines from which order resides, the Bible for they themselves in most cases did understand the teachings of the Bible. Those teaching the Bible had become legalist, demanding order be followed, but to follow God is not something that can be demanded. It is something that is voluntary.
What is truly sad though is due to all the chaos we now live within. Those that seek after it and truly desire it for themselves have turned into that which they themselves hated. They have become legalist of chaos. Desiring to control all by demanding that all embrace the chaos and accept it as the truth and the all ending. Yet as has been shown the swing away from chaos back toward to order usually results in more deaths than it takes to swing from order toward chaos.
What I see in this is that through the love of Christ he desires us to stay within the constraints of a type of order, but not one dictated in legalism. However, in an order followed and given with love that can lead to an eternal life that has more to offer than this world we now live within could ever offer.
To follow the teachings of the Bible can seem confining, but that is a test of our love and our devotion to our Savior. Is that really so much to ask of us? I honestly don’t think so.

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