Monday, June 11, 2007

i agree with Frank Turk

For unbelieving teens, I think the best apologetics book ever written -- the place where you can take them to the foundations of what they are struggling with and how to resolve those struggles -- is John Piper's Don't Waste Your Life, which is available on line for free. -Frank Turk (HT Bish)

Don't waste your life probably changed my life, there is power and freedom in the knowledge that your life and your meaning is outside of you. That Jesus is more valuable than we can imagine, that seeing and savouring and fearing Him in all of life is the way to life.

I was thinking today about the 'Jesus can be your best friend' sort of apologetics talks. Now, Jesus is the greatest friend someone can ever have, obviously, but lets not sanitise Him so that's all He becomes. Unbeliveing people in my generation, for the most part, don't want to know about another friend, they want to know why everything hurts and nothing means anything anymore. They want to understand why life i such a mess in so many ways and places. There's got to be more to life than going out, getting wasted, losing your phone and putting the photos on Facebook hasn't there? Hasn't there? God has written eternity on our hearts, and nothing else except knowing Him, knowing His value and His glory and His joy will do. Nothing else.

So lets stop selling people short in evangelism. Let's stop diminishing the value of Christ in our presentations of Him. In Christ and through Christ is life. That's it. No other way. Let's be honest to that.

1 comment:

thebluefish said...

we ought to get your blog upgraded so you can have labels etc.

DWYL all the way.