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Spotlighting Christ

Claire83 Wrote: May 01, 2012 11:51 AM
"That's fine, but if you just use social science data to make your point, and leave out God because you don't want to upset anyone in your audience, you are worshipping created things rather than the Creator." Using social science to prove a point is not to leave out the creator's role, quite the contrary! If we can show that it is better for human health and well being to avoid sin, it endorses that the creator made us to live up to our potential - to choose what is right for us and not that being victims of our sinfulness results in the same happiness. Also, many a-religious will not listen to any argument that is "God made us that way." They can simply say, "You believe, that's fine for you."
Andy440 Wrote: May 01, 2012 12:39 PM
So, you are saying the Commencement speaker should use empirical scientific data to 'prove' that God wants us to live a 'happy' 'sin free' life? (so we don't 'offend' anyone with 'religious' talk). The 'fly in the ointment' with that reasoning is that human 'self-will' and 'good intentions' and 'positive mental attitude' and 'education' do NOT address or alleviate the basic depravity of fallen sinful humanity, or the SIN issue in every human heart. ONLY in the Cross of Christ is the old, Adamic sin nature crucified and put to death, and NEW LIFE granted thru the resurrected Christ. Leaving THAT information out leaves a 'meatless' 'baloney sandwich' that doesn't SAVE ANYONE!
DRUMSnAZ Wrote: May 01, 2012 12:48 PM
SSShhhh Andy! Don't you know that (*whisper*) SIN is soooo Old Testament.
Andy440 Wrote: May 01, 2012 1:05 PM
The cross of Jesus Christ, Who DIED for the SINS of the world, and establshed the NEW COVENANT between God and man by His BLOOD, is about as NEW TESTAMENT as it comes!

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