Life demands destroying whatever is unacceptable to the physical body. For instance, fumigation is the only solution to eradicate cockroaches, which are hated by most people. Happiness is assumed as possible after destroying all causes of unhappiness. However, that behaviour excludes human destruction.
The devastating wars, aimed at destroying humanity, across the world, are considered normal. However, destroying humanity as a means of attaining peace is delusional. Logically, the idea of destroying fellow humans, to attain peace is unworkable. Destroying enemies invites reprisal from such envisaged enemies.
In other words, those enemies, deserving to be eliminated, harbour similar vindictive ideas of eliminating those they also consider as their adversaries. In short, the pain inflicted on enemies; triggers the counter infliction, which multiplies the hurtful pain against the antagonists.
The only method, Satan uses to destroy humanity, is to plant enmity against one another. Developed nations are known to pride themselves, on having accumulated sufficient nuclear arsenal to exterminate other nations. The less-developed nations have to coalesce with the like-minded, for protection.
The spectre of World War III distresses peace-loving humanity, desperately failing to curb its inevitability. Desiring to destroy unacceptable effects can be natural, but extremely unnatural for human survival consideration.
Whatever injury one inflicts on another human being; boomerangs against oneself. God’s laws are attached to the scientific laws, activated by the law of cause and effect. In other words, nothing happens without being caused.
“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets. Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it. Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves. By their fruit, you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles?” (Matthew 7:12-16 NIV).
The above Scripture may not only be intriguing but also reveals the causes of what has bothered humanity since time immemorial. Doing well to others is doing well to oneself. Conversely, committing injury to other people is also committing injury to oneself. Jesus projected this philosophy as the bedrock of human survival.
You want good things to come your way, send good things to other people. You commit injury to other people; injury comes your way. This is a simple formula for human survival. Let us now come down to the nitty-gritty of why this simple formula cannot be ordinarily applied by humanity.
Out of ignorance, some people are quick to point fingers at considered trouble causers. In Africa, colonialism is often given the greatest blame. Africa is assumed as having been impoverished by colonialists. To start with; the law of cause and effect generates another law; used in bookkeeping transactions.
The transactional law dictates that for the existent transaction that gives, there has to be another transaction that receives and vice versa. To start up a business enterprise, one has to invest money into some workable project. The investment comprises what one gives, with anticipation of generating profit. Without capital investment, there is no business enterprise to talk about.
The virgin land needs tilling, before planting crops. A good farmer pulverizes the soil before planting and adding fertilizer, to expect to produce acceptable yields. The hard labour, being applied, can be another form of capital investment. But an inexperienced farmer can degrade that piece of land, or cause soil erosion so that the anticipated yields can no longer be forthcoming.
The same applies to any field of production. There has to be input before output can be expected. A fruit farmer provides whatever would be necessary for nurturing the fruit plants. He aims at producing sufficient fruits, according to the input invested. However, good farmers always weigh outputs, against inputs.