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.
Reflecting on the Great Flood, Charles Spurgeon says this:
“How marvellous the general apathy! They were all eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, till the awful morning dawned.”
Of any moment, place or identity of Man is just this way. What meager number of this day will refuse to be one of the apathetic? God will know who they are. We all either know or can guess the rest of the story.