The man walked down the street offering “free” hugs with the promise of creating world peace. He also said that the government must forcefully take the wealth of others to satisfy the greed of those who have less.
If these juvenile beliefs were true, we could abolish the police and the military and create “Hug Squads.” No need for courts or jails, UN peacekeepers or human rights tribunals. No locked doors, secret PIN numbers on your debit card, self-defense classes or pepper spray. Folks, just hug the mugger, the thief, the murderer and rapist into stopping his behavior.
This love-and-hug philosophy is nothing but the foolish rejection of basic Bible doctrines concerning sin, human depravity, judgment, God’s holiness, and the need of redemption in Christ Jesus.
Imagine that God could have withheld His judgment against Sodom and Gomorrah for homosexuality by sending hug and love squads. The final judgment could be avoided by God simply hugging evildoers into Heaven. Jesus didn’t need to die on the cross when hugs are the real solution.
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 divert themselves from God’s truth.
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).