Tuesday, July 19, 2011

3 Basic Questions

We listened to an awesome sermon by Voddie Bauchum a few days ago called “The supremacy of Christ in a Post-Modern world.”  It’s probably one of my favorites from him.  So, here is the main argument of his sermon.    

Every human being has asked these questions in his heart:  “Who am I, Why am I here, What is wrong with the world, and what can be done to fix it? 
How secular humanism answers these questions….

1.  “Who am I.” 

“I am an accident, cosmic dust, a glorified ape.”

2.  "Why am I here.”

“To get all you can, can all you get, and then sit on the can.”  (You just gotta love Voddie Baucham’s humorJ)  It’s all about consuming and enjoying while you have the chance.

SO what happens when you mix the answers for these two questions together?  You get eugenics, abortion, Scope’s Monkey Trial, the Holocaust, and so much more.  Because if people are no more than cosmic accidents, and life is all about getting and having more, why not destroy the “things”  that are preventing you from “getting and canning”? 

Here’s your rhetorical question for the day: 
Why is it that in America, the average house is much larger than ever, and yet the average family size is much smaller than ever? 

3.  “What is wrong with the world, and what can be done to fix it?”
“People are either insufficiently educated, or insufficiently governed.”

The problem with this is, you can’t ‘school’ the sinful heart out of man.  Empty knowledge doesn’t get you very far.  The Bible says that it is not within man to be righteous. 
"So what we need is more government".
Really?  Well who’s governing the governors? 
You just can not have a prosperous nation without a Biblical foundation.  Strict education and government are no substitute for morals and an understanding of God's word.  We need to stop fooling ourselves into thinking the problem is as easy as electing good government and filling kids with more (humanistic) knowledge.  Yes, those things do help the situation for a time, but it doesn't SOLVE the problem, it only shoves it under the rug for future generations to deal with. 

(Don’t worry, I won’t leave you hanging too long.  Soon I’ll post the answers to these questions from the viewpoint of Biblical Theism, or Christianity.)

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