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Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Atheists Save the World

This is the last segment of a series on secular efforts to save the world. They've included:
- Science
- The combination of wide-spread, higher education and stupendous wealth
- Then it was sex without the perceived confinement of marriage.
- The coerced celebration of the sexually disoriented.
- Easy divorce
- Feminism
- The pursuit of everything.
- The condescending attitude of tolerance.

Isn’t it time that you find the courage to counter your culture and get on board with your Lord and Creator? Accept His offer of love and forgiveness, so that you might then extend His authentic love and kindness to others.

God's solution to the problem of society’s evil is His Son Jesus Christ. Jesus offers forgiveness, freedom from real guilt and eternal peace. That in essence, is the heart of the Christian story. Countless examples of violent criminals, drug addicts, lost and lonely individuals who have turned their lives over to Jesus and entered society as helpful agents of positive change attest to the effectiveness of doing life “God’s way.”
I remember a family member saying with a turned up nose, “But it’s mostly poor people who are Christians.”
She’s probably right.
Have you ever wondered about that or been bothered by that?
The apostle Paul wrote, “Have you ever noticed brothers and sisters in Christ that most of us who have turned our lives over to Jesus are nobodies?”
Why is it most often those on the fringes of society that seek and find Jesus? Because they are the ones who have been stripped of any delusion that this world in it’s present form has something of value to offer. Most of us who have decided to follow Jesus have been creased by life and the crease is permanent-press.

We do not worship a deistic God. He is not an absentee landlord. We worship a God who came down not just to our civilization. He came into the mess that we, ourselves created. He lived with us then, and continues to live with us now, in our spiritual squalor. The New Testament says, “He tabernacled with us. He pitched His tent among us.” He experienced what we experience. He didn’t stay out in the suburbs or out on His country estate. He came downtown and slept in the ally with us. He ate out of the dumpster with us. He took the burden of life upon himself to show us that it could be done. Jesus came to earth to show us how to clean up the mess that we had made. 

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