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Convicted

So there I was thinking about the Post truth worldview. It’s one that acknowledges there may be objective truth but puts its own preferences and feelings over it ie: feelings before facts. Basically, it’s like knowing God yet defying Him.
Then I was convicted – aren’t you guilty of that? Thank God there is redemption.

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Apologetics. Why Bother? 2

2 sons of famous Christian leaders, one no longer believes in God (Bart Campolo) and one still vigorously upholds Him (Sean McDowell).

An interview where the two of them interact is enlightening for all and deeply sobering for Christian parents.

To me, this stands out in their interaction: feelings and facts matter. Apologetics, the reasons for why you believe matters because feelings change but facts do not. And it is part of what we’re made for – loving God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength.

Please take the time to hear it here, it’s worth it.

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Holy Sacrifice

“If we spoke less about God’s love and more about His holiness, more about His judgment, we should say much more when we did speak of His love.”
P.T. Forsyth

“This vision of God’s holy love will deliver us from caricatures of Him. We must picture Him neither as an indulgent God who compromises His holiness in order to spare and spoil us, nor as a harsh, vindictive God who suppresses His love in order to crush and destroy us.
How then can God express His holiness without consuming us, and His love without condoning our sins? How can God satisfy His holy love? How can He save us and satisfy Himself simultaneously? We reply at this point only that, in order to satisfy Himself, He sacrificed – indeed substituted – Himself for us.”
John Stott

Text combined with “Crucify Him” by Ivan Galzunov.
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