Casting down imaginations, and every high thing
that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God,
and bringing into captivity every thought
to the obedience of Christ;
2 Corinthians 10:5
The imagination of men has reached a critical point in history where nothing can stand in the way to hinder men in their quests to live their lives without interference from God. It is possible to achieve almost anything in this age of knowledge other than skipping the appointment of death. In fact, it does appear that death could even be postponed by keeping the dying alive in a vegetable state through administration of tubes of fluids and medication. Imagination is now a key element in many products development and students are taught from a very young age to let their imaginations lead them in their creative learning of the world around them. However, no matter how much mankind has benefited from the imaginations of men that brought about a much more higher standards of living, the Holy Bible has consistently denounced the imagination of men to be evil. In fact, there is a commandment where Christians are explicitly told to put down their imaginations for nothing good will result from such imaginations.
Imaginations are not restricted to the betterment of mankind as a whole but they do possess a negative destructive force that drives men to tragic ends. Hence, Christians will be wise to consider what the Scriptures reveal about the imaginations of fallen men from the beginning of time and how such imaginations will end with the Lord intervening to bring in the Kingdom of a Divine government beyond the imagination of men. Six thousand years of imagination of men have not solved men’s problem. The problem of sin and the consequence and effect of sin have not been eradicated no matter how hard men try to imagine away this problem. So death is still the reality and pains and sufferings the companions for this voyage for men living his few short years on earth. Imagination of fallen men is not the answer to the trouble we face today and will never be the solution to the trouble of the future. Only the Lord can undo all evil that happened in the distant past and bring in a glorious future for all those who obey Him and trust in Him.