The last state … is worse than the first.Moral reform without regeneration (new birth) leaves a vacuum that even greater evil can fill. Jesus came into a dark world with the light of God (John 1:4-5, 9-11; 8:12). Many of His generation rejoiced in His mighty works but would not receive Him as Savior. The spiritual vacuum of the nation after His crucifixion would be filled with even worse evil.