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Published on July 7, 2008

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History : Steve Mansfield- “All we know about the future is the past.” “The only thing new to the world to you is the history that you don’t know!” – Harry Truman History Stormy options : Ludwig Fauerbach- Karl Marx – “People without heritage are easily manipulated.” Dialectical materialism Charles Darwin Stormy options Freud : Freud Mankind – came up with religion to deal with need to control certain behaviors…. Evolution’s effect : Evolution’s effect 1) Chance Full Fathom Five Jackson Pollock Evolution’s effect : Evolution’s effect 2) Everything moving from simple to complex. History to study ……… Religion : Religion Paul Tillich defined religion as people’s ultimate concern. 2) Culture- externalization of ultimate concerns. 3) Law is just codification of Ultimate concerns. Laws – codification of Ultimate Concerns : Laws – codification of Ultimate Concerns TWO LAW SYSTEMS co-exist? : TWO LAW SYSTEMS co-exist? Having a bad face – punch somebody else in the face! Why can’t do that? 2 Law Systems coexist? Jesus said, “Can’t serve both God and Money!” TEN COMMANDMENTS- No other gods before me. Religion and Art : Religion and Art Art is ultimate concern - symbolized Most influential art – today! : Most influential art – today! Ravi Zacharias - : Ravi Zacharias - Raised India – outside of Christianity – and inside – speaks to American culture 1) Existentialism Ravi’s America : Ravi’s America 2) Transcendentalism- Polytheism – You define ultimate concern – “I am God!” Neische’s Huber man – control of own destiny Ravi’s America : Ravi’s America 3) Sensuality- most real if you experience 4) Rise of Satire/comedy Enter Christian World View : Enter Christian World View Reality of God New Testament Message is Gospel. Go = good and espel = words. Gospel is good words. Christianity World View : Christianity World View Looking for Truth. 1) Grace- Ephesians 2:8-9For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 2) Man – Made in image of God But mars it with SIN. Mankind’s Problem : Mankind’s Problem Weddings come up Discuss possible future challenges Couple’s answer is ……….. Premarital Marital reality : Marital reality Everything she/he does drives me nuts… Why can’t we get along? Problem of character – and more How Good? : How Good? What if only _____ sins a day? How many traffic tickets? How many banks robbed to be a robber? How many murdered? A murderer? WE have a problem : WE have a problem God is love – and Just. Think of car – cutting you off and running you off of 95 Same Car – pulled over FP “There is a _____” Imagine someone breaking into house! : Imagine someone breaking into house! Out of house- babysitter Approach home – fire Arrest – Arraign – Trial “Bob” “Michael” Justice/Mercy : Justice/Mercy How God pay for sin/forgive same time? Jesus- he who knew no sin became sin on our behalf. By his stripes- we are healed. Justice/Mercy : Justice/Mercy Demand Justice for other people Want mercy for us John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Only begotten – came forth from God. We are created – He begotten Removed from Cross : Removed from Cross

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