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TCW Short Take #2 - Week of Dec 3

The Christian Worldview / David Wheaton
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December 3, 2018 2:10 pm

TCW Short Take #2 - Week of Dec 3

The Christian Worldview / David Wheaton

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It says in the survey an alarming 69% of people disagree that even the smallest sin deserves eternal damnation with 58% strongly disagree how to explain this truth about God's just judgment and what we deserve. Even if we adjust send one time or like which no one of course does. But even over one sin. How is that just to explain that to someone today and I think for one thing, it shows us how far we are removed from a true view, God is if we have the view of God that somehow comes from our own making. Or it is sort of a bottom up. You can understand the response to this question it. It's almost like this is just the absolute injustice that there could be some standard that would be so high that would would have such a punishment for the smallest but that only works if we come at who God is based on who we think God should be or how we think God should act if we come at this from what God says about himself and who God says he is.

If you just read through the Psalms you come to grips with who God is and you get a sense that the psalmist is fully aware that God is both ready to crush us. He has that strong omnipotent right arm. He is able to crush us. But the God must crush us because he is pure and just and holy and you come out from the Psalms recognizing that but for Christ. My my sacrifice my perfect sinless sacrifice. I would be justly and rightly crushed by the power of God's justice. You mentioned RC at the at the beginning and it's interesting.

RC was converted as a college student, and he talks about reading the Old Testament for the first time as a as a Christian and he says my and he never lost this impression from that first reading that this is a God who plays for keeps.

And so we set aside what we think about God and let God declare for us in order to get this great scene from other so there's this Old Testament story. The Arkin and other marching it and it's toppling what does other. Do you know he reaches out to study the art because he doesn't wanted to touch the ground and in the process he is violating God's commandment. And he struck dead for touching the ark, and the idea is that of the is rather presumptuous to think that he is more clean than the dirt.

There is there is something effectively, God is who he says he is the me understand this question and what's interesting to me about this question is you have these sort of surveys work you do the strongly disagree to strongly agree the sort of five paths. Erin did pretty much even out on the scale but you come to this one and if you go to the website visually stunning how uneven it is and is not just that vast population disagrees. It's exactly as you pointed out, they strongly disagree like there is something about this question that really triggers a vehement response and it's basically comes down to my God would never do that and I think therein lies the problem. It's it's not our conception of God is who God is and now we have this understanding of justice and now we also recognize how abundant and good kind. God is in his love and mercy and making the layout of this damnation for us through offering his perfect son, his beloved son. Other sacrifice. We hope this will be ready to hear the full program in this ministry is the Christian I'm David

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