A quick discussion post as a result of something I saw at yesterday’s Reason Rally. For those Christians and others who read, my question to you is the following. What would you say to the guy in the picture if you had a chance?
“Despite everything I believe that people are really good at heart.”
Instead, you must worship Christ as Lord of your life. And if someone asks about your hope as a believer, always be ready to explain it.
1 Peter 3:15 NLT
In light of the Reason Rally and the events atheists are having today in the Washington, D.C. area. (They are having an atheist summit, but I didn’t have $150.00 to shell out, attend so I can write about it.) So with that I have been spending time reflecting on all I witnessed and saw yesterday afternoon. That will be in Wednesday’s post. There is one thing that has been stuck in my mind and I wanted to throw it up here for discussion. Atheists and skeptics are a different beast in so many ways. They think differently, they process information differently, and many are committed to truth, science and philosophy. They also analyze things differently. I wanted to throw up this picture because this refers to several different things:
- It refers to man’s sin, or original sin.
- It refers to the trinity.
- It references Jesus’s death at Calvary.
- It references the issue of hell.
- For someone into reformed theology it also references predestination.
- Finally it references forgiveness of sins.
When I was in my faith crisis one of the things I thought of is the issue of Jesus’ death at Calvary. In the context of the trinity could it be said that God committed suicide? So when I see situations like this I understand deeply, because I thought like this as well for a chunk of my life. So I wanted to throw up this quick post and ask you this question. How would you engage? What would you say? How would you respond? Would you? If you had an opportunity to answer the questions raised in this post what would you say? I am going to let you guys discuss and hear your thoughts on this one. Take care guys as always I love you!