Sunday, October 26, 2008

Disposable Man or Dominion Man

…Disposable man lashes out at the world and civilization around him: if man is disposable, then all things else must be made disposable, and must be smashed.

“All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of man” (John 1:3-4). Not Disposable Man, but Religious Man, not a meaningless world, but a universe of total meaning, this is the teaching of scripture and the reality of the cosmos. Because all things were made by Him, all things, being totally the handiwork of an absolute and perfect purpose and decree, have
a total meaning. Everything has meaning, God’s meaning, and the direction of all things is neither death nor meaninglessness, but a triumph of God’s glorious purpose and plan.

…The idea of a future belongs to the world of meaning, purpose, and direction…Only men and civilizations which build on the Rock, Jesus Christ, can endure (Matt. 7:24-29)…The only possible post-Christian “culture” is the graveyard, because culture is a religious fact and presupposes faith, meaning, purpose, and direction. Thus, as the old forms of humanism erode, the only possible form of civilization and culture is increasingly manifest; it can only be a Christian culture, one firmly rooted in the whole counsel of God and His law-word. If you are not working to reconstruct all things in terms of the word of God, you are headed for the graveyard of history and God’s judgment.

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