Paul dealt with a serious problem in the Corinthian church almost two thousand years ago.
Some were saying there is no resurrection from the dead. In essence Paul responded, if there is no resurrection from the dead, then there is nothing after death and this life is all there is, then let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die.
Two thousand years later we are confronted with the same ignorance of God. The ignorance is self induced, because we want to do what we want to do and remove any thought of an accountability before God.
We don’t want there to be a God, because we do not want to be held accountable to Him for what we do.
The problem is, we cannot live that way. First and foremost because God is reality and our appointment of judgement before Him is reality.
But to see what the world would become if we lived just for ourselves, think about some things.
If there is no God and no accountability to Him – why be honest? Why have any concern for anyone else? Why not just take whatever you want from someone else? Of course, they could do the same to you, and will. Can you imagine living in that kind of world? We are getting a pretty good glimpse of it in some places today.
We still live in a world where most people see the absolute foolishness of living as if there is no God and having no rule of right and wrong except what you make for yourself. Just think about it the next time you drive your car. Is it chaos or law-abiding orderly? You wouldn’t drive if it was chaos.