I believe the world is good but it has a deadly illness. We should enjoy what we can but know that the virus is everywhere and extremely contagious. Sure we can try to give "therapy" via doing good but we must never think that this is a cure, it's only for temporary "quality of life improvement" (that might result in the salvation of others), and there can always be a relapse.
The world was made good but because of the Fall even nature has become corrupted. So how can the world be good now? Everything is corrupted. Sounds to me like you just want to make excuses for enjoying the flesh and ignoring the spiritual understanding of the state of our corrupted souls.
that has to be purged and destroyed in some future cataclysm. Catholics preffer to view Christ second coming not as the "end" of the World, but rather as it's renewal and rebirth. He is coming to make all things new.
[/quote]1 John 1:15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.[/quote]
Good one Volnutt.