The Romans were fixated on death. It was their form of authority, entertainment, and motivation to do what is right. Prosperity meant mingling of blood and money.
For the most part, today’s society is fixated on peace and longevity. It has to be said that they worship these. The majority of people don’t worship God they worship their own tranquility. Prosperity means apathy and money.
Still the world is no better off, because the presence of God is ignored just like it was in the days of Rome. The soul is only considered for the betterment of the man.
The tools of the trade have changed. But the trade remains, glorify Man.
Everything in this world gives out sooner or later. Because of that we are born into doubt. It’s called duplicity of mind. Choosing one thing or another may or may not provide what we’re looking for. Chances are, a 50-50 opportunity will almost always be chosen wrong. And even if we are right, nothing in this world is designed to last forever. It’s better to be prepared to lose. At least then you’re not bound to be as dejected.
Christ is not like that. You could choose him as your God and be absolutely sure you have chosen perfectly. When you go to him bring your sack of doubt along with you. He knows you have it, it’s ridiculous to try to pretend you don’t. All you have to do is give him the opportunity to prove that he is the sure thing. Every time you reach in your sack to pull out a doubt so you can compare it to him it will pale in to insignificance in time.
No one has ever believed in him because someone else said he’s trustworthy. Just as with everything else, experience is the best teacher.