“And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” (Genesis 6.5)
“But Jesus did not commit [H]imself unto them, because [H]e knew all men, and needed not that any should testify of man: for [H]e knew what was in man” (St. John 2:24,25)
“For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing…” (Romans 7.18)
In our world and/or in many cultures today we see great sin, its always been there but now we can know more about it through media exposure. Today one sees buildings and people blown apart on a regular basis. One sees children shot at, maimed and killed with great frequency. In the urban cities races are killing their own without remorse and in many case without penalty.
When these crimes against God and man occur people will say, mostly without exception, “he seemed like a normal guy.” or others will explain these events by saying,”what a monster” or “sick, he must have been sick.” These comments are made to separate “us” from “those evil monsters” The truth is however, Scripture does not support these claims or views. The truth usually is he was a normal guy and he is no monster for there are no monsters there is only depraved and fallen humanity who are dead in there trespasses and sins.
I’m discounting that some are truly mentally ill due to chemical imbalances in the brain. These are proven and can be helped through medicines. However the truth still is is play; even mental illness is a condition of humanity falling into depravity.
I also ,without hesitation, acknowledge the psychopathy and/or sociopathy of individuals. But again this is due to humanities fall and not because these persons are monsters or different from us. Granted there brain chemistry may be different but it is still a human brain. The psychopath appears to be born with brain deficiencies in vital areas of self control and/or empathy which would be a biological reaping of the sin sowed in Eden.. The sociopath however, seems to be a product of the loveless and compassion free effects of fallen individuals upon other fallen and weaker individuals.
I will also acknowledge the powers and principalities of darkness as well. I do believe in the possession of persons by demonic forces. These are well documented in Scripture and by many contemporary and historical creditable witnesses. We will not call these entities monsters however. We must use the language of Scripture. These are celestial beings that have likewise fallen into depravity, reprobation and perdition. When individuals are taken captive by these forces they are still not monsters, for their openness to demonic possession and captivity is due to their fallen state and the empty throne room of their hearts.
In closing I will state again with the full weight and force of the divinely inspired Word of God. There is no rising up of monsters in our world today; there is only the, always visible, fall of humanity; the fall from God’s great purpose into utter depravity.