The absence of God leaves a vacuous abyss. Those who reject the Eternal Creator are left with two options: humanism or hedonism. In either case, the attempt to fill this gap is truly a quest for satisfaction. The humanist seeks to stabilize his intellectual equilibrium with complex scientific theories and self-constructed morality. The hedonist drowns his anxiety in the pursuit of pleasure. Neither will find their fill.
The humanist and the hedonist can only find fulfillment in the person of Jesus Christ. It is Christ who provides a basis for morality. It is Christ who offers supreme pleasure and lasting peace. In rejecting the true source of life, humanists and hedonists are compelled to make the most of their brief existence on this temporary planet. To quote Arthur Levine, they are simply going first class on the Titanic. There is only one who can save them. It is he, Yeshua Hamashiach.
The Words of Jeremiah the Prophet
(Circa 600 B.C.)
This is what the LORD says:
“What fault did your fathers find in me,
that they strayed so far from me?
They followed worthless idols
and became worthless themselves.
Has a nation ever changed its gods?
(Yet they are not gods at all.)
But my people have exchanged their Glory
for worthless idols.
Be appalled at this, O heavens,
and shudder with great horror,”
declares the LORD.
“My people have committed two sins:
They have forsaken me,
the spring of living water,
and have dug their own cisterns,
broken cisterns that cannot hold water.