Dear Friends, It is incredible how much turmoil there is the world. Apart from the current places of sustained conflict such as Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq there have recently been terrorist or unprovoked attacks in France, Japan, Ansbach, Wuerzburg, Munich, Reutlingen Germany. What is happening in our world? There is a growing level of violence occurring in unprecedented ways. Respect for traditional authority structures have broken down as well as a disregard for the sanctity of life. As we have been travelling through Genesis we have been reminded that people are created in the image of God and therefore are valuable. But as the human race began to disregard God and His laws there was an accompanying disrespect for the sanctity of life. In Genesis 6:11-12 we see a picture of corruption and violence in the world which has become an epidemic. In the days of Noah the world was a very unsafe place to live because people disregarded God and this led them to disregard people. Respect had gone out the window. As a result of this God states in 6:13 that he will send judgement and wipe out the world. When we speak about God’s judgement many people feel uncomfortable about this.