Many atheists uphold scepticism as a virtue, believing that scepticism inherently leads to atheism, or that atheism is by nature a more sceptical position. But we must remember that scepticism, per se, is always scepticism of something.
Atheists are sceptical of theism.
Theists are sceptical of atheism.
It is agnostics who are truly sceptical, as will challenge anyone’s positive claims on the matter at all.
#forgiveness (at Your heart.)
Real authority does not come with a name, a position, or a clerical endorsement.
True authority is when those under your leadership believe that you love them.
He rejoices in me. #myheavenlyfather #chosen #redeemed #love (at Isaiah 62)
“For, to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” – Philippians 1:21 #called #freefromthisworld #wartime #heavenlyminded #countyourlifecheap #philippians121 #johnpiper #ftk #desiringgod #christianity #christianlife #challenged #thegoodlife
Matthew 20:28 says:
“The son of man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
It just struck me today in church how extraordinary this is. Really, it’s completely ridiculous. That the God of the universe would decide to create a people, not that they could serve him, but that he could serve them.
An earthly king looks across the boarders and says, “Look at those people over there. I will fight to win them as slaves.”
But our Creator says, “Look at those people over there. I will fight to win them as sons.”
This is amazing.
God must be loved to be known. #cafetheology #pascal #rebukedbymydrinkorder (at Mars Hill Cafe)
Hanging out with my buddy, WLC. #williamlanecraig #stbarnies #churchhopping (at St Barnabus)