Wednesday, March 02, 2005

The Depths of Darkness

"27 The LORD's searchlight penetrates the human spirit, exposing every hidden motive- Prov 19"

The fundamental difference in the Christian worldview and predominate spirit of this age is in determining man as evil or good. The world says, "Man is good, but he sometimes does bad things." This view believes mans intentions and motives are for universal good. If educated and free, man will choose to help others and end evil.

The scripture says. Man is evil. Born into a depraved condition. Whose motives are greedy and malicious. When he does good, it is usually tainted. He speaks lies and defends immorality. Good only exists because of the common grace of God.

The unexplainable dichotomy of man. He builds hospitals. He sells drugs. He gives to the poor. He brutalizes children. What explains this? Man is good and does bad things or man is evil and is good only by God's grace?

The Bible's answer is most likely correct. It fits the either/or reality in a more correct way. Modern man rejects original sin and blows it off as myth. I accept it because it defines me according to the reality of my nature.

Without God, how low would I go? I tremble at the thought.

When the searchlight of God hits my motives, I stand before the world guilty and condemened. Who is my advocate? Who can cleanse me? Who can forgive? "Therefore now, there is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus" I don't have to cover up my sin problem, I give it to my Savior. Thank-you Lord for the searchlight- but mostly, thank you for the lighthouse of the world.

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