Thursday, November 16, 2006

Quote of the day . . . it's been a while

As I was reading Francis Schaeffer's The God Who is There I found this to be a powerful truth, "As a man is faced with God's promises, Christian faith means bowing twice: First, he needs to bow in the realm of Being (metaphysical)--that is, to acknowledge that he is a creature before the infinite-personal Creator who is there. Second, he needs to bow in the realm of morals--that is, to acknowledge that he has sinned and therefore that he has true guilt before the God who is there. If he has true moral guilt before an infinite God, he has the problem, that he, as finite, has no way to remove such a guilt. Thus what he needs is a nonhumanist solution. Now he is faced with God's propositional promise, 'Believe in the Lord Jesus, and thou shalt be save.'"

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