Friday, October 17, 2014

Why Should Mankind Be Perceived As Special?

“If man is not made in the image of God, nothing then stands in the way of inhumanity. There is no good reason why mankind should be perceived as special. Human life is cheapened. We can see this in many of the major issues being debated in our society today: abortion, infanticide, euthanasia, the increase of child abuse and violence of all kinds, pornography ... , the routine torture of political prisoners in many parts of the world, the crime explosion, and the random violence which surrounds us.”
― Francis August Schaeffer, Whatever Happened to the Human Race?

When people say "I don't believe there is a God" and they talk about man's value, man's rights they are speaking in a contradiction. Man cannot have happened my mere chance and then have a special value that we must protect. Society today speaks in all kinds of double talk and sees no problem in saying contradictory things.

Lonesome Road Blues - Joe Bonamassa on Jools Holland

Steve Winwood - I'm Ready - Jools Holland Big Band

Billy Preston - Will It Go Round in Circles

'Stop Breaking Down Blues' and 'Little Queen of Spades' - Eric Clapton with Jools Holland & band, 31/12/2004.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

It Is Finished

The gospel is: It’s finished. Christ has lived perfectly in your place. Christ died shamefully in your place, and He has risen in power for you. That’s the message people need to hear. Here was the message recently taught to a very large group of christian students: "Figure out what you are really good at. Be the best at it in the world, and then people will listen to you when you want to talk about Christ." No, that's not the gospel that’s the message of the world, which is: "You have to be good to gain a hearing." The message of the gospel is: We’re sinners. We need a Savior and there is a Christ who has bought forgiveness for you. Live in the light of that. There is nothing more difficult to accept than the truth that you bring nothing to the table except your sin, and He has to bring everything else.

Muddy Waters - Long Distance Call - From Fathers and Sons LP

Foo Fighters with Zac Brown: "War Pigs" - David Letterman