Saturday Sermon: Who is Jesus?
Although it is now clear that we, “the sons and daughters of Adam,” were created through an evolutionary process, we believe that all of humankind has a fallen nature in need of redemption. Like Eve before us, we hear a voice telling us that we can sort out good and evil on our own. We don’t need God, we think. We, like the primal couple, can easily be fooled into thinking that life is best lived our way and not God’s. We listen to the voice that tells us that we can become like God--we can become the masters of our own destiny. We can sort out good from evil for ourselves. Who needs God to tell them what to do? Why listen to God? The Bible calls the act of living life our way and not God’s, sin. Regardless of the historicity of two unique individuals named Adam and Eve--a topic that has received much discussion on these pages--of much greater significance is that we are sinful creatures in need of redemption.
Today's featured sermon (first posted in ITunes on April 2, 2011) focuses in on the sin problem, but more significantly it lays out the profundity which exists in its answer. Listen to what Christian apologist, Ravi Zacharias has to say about the gravity of the problem and the eternal wisdom found within God’s kenotic solution.
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Ravi Zacharias is presently Senior Research Fellow at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University, the leader of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, and speaker for his radio programs “Let my People Think” and “Just Thinking.” For forty years he has spoken all over the world and in numerous universities, notably Harvard, Princeton, and Oxford University. Zacharias has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge University and has been honored with the conferring of three doctoral degrees. Dr. Zacharias has authored or edited over twenty books including Can Man Live Without God, Why Jesus, and Has Christianity Failed You?