According to anthropologists, the inhabitants of Easter Island initially built enormous statues, to leave their mark on their island, and have a protective visible God that would ensure their safety, and prosperity. However, when they removed most of the trees, rain became very scarce. This affected their ability to grow enough food for their survival. Fishing was not adequate to keep them strong and healthy.
So, they started fighting, and killing, each other.
The ultimate result, was self-destruction.
Can we look at Easter Island as a microcosm of our future world?
It is sin that is programming individuals, and their environment for destruction.
Sin does this upon all wayward planetary societies in the universe. Individuals upon wayward planets do not truly know sin, nor seek to learn about sin and its evil. But neither do they know GOD's Good, nor seek to learn about its power over sin/evil. So their end is destruction and demise (death), because that is what sin pays.
Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
As another great example of the fact that we as Humans are NOT "programmed for self-destruction" but that bad Government Policies lead by the lies of the right-wing Cabal can destroy a Nation, just look at the Riots after Riots in US cities like Baltimore now.So in countries like Norway, Denmark, Canada, etc. were the Social Welfare is a main Job and Policy of the Government they have thriving economies, little Crime, and no Riots. OTOH, in USA where under the damned LIES and LIES of the right-wing Media/Cabal, aka Wall Street Billionaire gang, Americans have been under the Super Con Job that:
"Government is the Problem not the Solution..." Reagan ear
"We have a Debt crisis" Obama ear
US has rampant Crime & Murder rates, 40 times of other developed Nations, and Riots after Riots and Ghettos everywhere.
We have some basic instincts, sex, social, eating, shelter, survival and worship a higher being. God told us to multiply, gave us a garden, provided a place to live in the garden told what to do to not die and was their to communicate with God. After Eve ate of the forbidden fruit man has known evil and because eve made Satan the God of this world we can self destruct, But Jesus made a way out so we don't self destruct.
Hello prophet and really good question. I'd agree along the lines of what others have said about 'The Fall' in that before the fall, mankind was perfect however when sin entered, the entire human race became inherently sinful. The Word tells us that the 'wages of sin is death' telling us that those who don't believe are on a path to destruction whereas those who believe have been changed in Jesus Christ.
The anthropologists were nonexistent at the time of Easter Islands inhabitants, and whether or not the inhabitants died of natural causes or a fatal epidemic, or a raid, or if they all moved to a different habitation. Therefore the anthropologists proposal of self-destruction is nothing more than complete speculation, imagination, theory and conjecture. And as far as humanities future goes, the Holy Scriptures already record the details of exactly what is going to happen.
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