A central doctrine of the Christian faith is the fallen and corrupt nature of mankind. However we understand the early chapters of Genesis, there was at some point, a perfect creation by God, and a later rebellion by man, which has corrupted all mankind to this present day. If this were not true there would be no need for Incarnate Christ and His sacrificial atoning act on the cross. Yes, man has done many selfless acts at various time, but that doesn’t change his inward nature. Thomas Jefferson said, “The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.” This would not be necessary if we were not concerned about one people’s evil intent over another. Consider what rigors we currently endure to travel by air. Am I looking for a utopia? Yes, but it will not happen here. True freedom, true peace will only come when the Lord of Peace changes the corrupt nature of the heart.