I watched a video clip of a man giving away “free” hugs and someone’s comment that love and hugs is all the world needs to create peace. These proponents also want the government to forcefully take the wealth of others to satisfy the greed of those who have less.
On a practical level, if this juvenile belief were true, we could abolish the police and the military and create “Hug Squads.” No need for courts or jails. No need for UN peacekeepers or human rights tribunals. No need to lock your car or house door, keep your debit card PIN a secret, teach self-defense, or buy pepper spray. Just hug the mugger, the thief, the murderer and rapist into stopping his behavior.
This philosophy is not only childishly naive, it rejects basic Bible doctrines concerning sin, human depravity, judgment, God’s holiness, and the need of redemption in Christ Jesus.
The Bible says that the unregenerate heart creates hatred toward God (Romans 8:7). That hatred toward God produces hatred toward others. There is no peace in man’s heart without peace with God.
Love and hugs would have prevented the worldwide flood of Noah’s day and the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.
No need for the final judgment (Revelation 20:11-15). Rather than send lost humanity to Hell God can hug vile evildoers into Heaven.
Jesus didn’t need to die to redeem sinners. He could have just hugged everyone into eternity.
The Bible is a revelation of God’s holiness and man’s utter contempt for himself, for others, and for God. A society which rejects God and the Bible has nowhere else to go but to idiotic philosophies and satanic deceptions to save.
The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? I, the LORD, search the heart, I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings. Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose hope is the LORD (Jeremiah 17:9-10, 7).