Way too often, over the past century or so, have we seen what materialism and self-centered behavior can do to society in general in this 'all about me' generation. It errodes the godly tasks that the general population should be doing while pushing the average person farther and farther away from God. The attitudes and actions of the ungodly are like a plague upon mankind that can make one-time believers into pawns of Satan. For some who are weak in their faith, it is easy to become complacent and to disregard God's plan.
Those who are not affected or swayed by the behavior of others and maintain their strong, honest and righteous relationship with God will be rewarded with the gift of everlasting life.