Though I am optimistic about the long-term future, believing that the nations will in fact be discipled, and the kingdom will cover the earth the way the water covers the seas, it's an ugly world out there. Every cultural indicator is alarming- more divorce, more illegitimacy, more crime, more drugs. Our entertainment is increasingly morbid and putrid. Those who practice sexual perversions have become a protected class. Business, families and governments sink deeper and deeper into debt. The church has not just grown increasingly worldly, but now celebrates its worldliness, calling it outreach. And we still haven't even touched on the one evil that dwarfs them all, the 3,500 moms who each day murder their own babies, while the rest of us watch.