Saturday, October 15, 2011

Words Worth Pondering from D. A. Carson

Something (Anything): A 21 Day Blogging Experiment, Day 5

From The God Who Is There by D.A. Carson...

Biblically faithful Christianity does not present itself as a nice religious structure that makes happier parents and well-ordered children and good taxpaying citizens. It may produce better parents and taxpaying citizens, but the issues at stake in biblical Christianity have to do with eternity: heaven and hell, matters of the utmost significance, your relationship to your Maker, what God has provided in Christ, what the cross is about, the resurrection. At the end of the day, what hell measures is how much Christ paid for those who escape hell. The measure of his torment (in ways I do not pretend to begin to understand) as the God-man is the measure of the torment that we deserve and he bore. And if you see that and believe it, you will find it difficult to contemplate the cross for very long without tears.

1 comment:

  1. I have this book on my shelf, and I've yet to read it. You've inspired me to pick it up.