World Gone Mad

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Oh Happy Hurricane!

While many are likening the havoc of Hurricane Katrina to "hell," even this catastrophe may truly be a blessing if it drives souls to the refuge found in Christ alone. Spurgeon writes:

"In seasons of severe trial the Christian has nothing on earth that he can trust, and so he is compelled to cast himself on God alone. When his vessel is capsizing, and no human deliverance is at hand, he must simply and entirely trust himself to the providence and care of God. Happy storm that wrecks a man on such a rock as this! O blessed hurricane that drives the soul to God and God alone!"

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

And Now for Something Completely Different...

The senility prayer --

God, please grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway,the good fortune to run into the ones that I do like, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

(HT -- Mark Lawry)

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

I Don't Care For His Music, But . . .

See if you can name the person who recently gave the following testimony:

"The point of the death of Christ is that Christ took on the sins of the world, so that what we put out did not come back to us, and that our sinful nature does not reap the obvious death. It's not our own good works that get us through the gates of Heaven."

"...The secular response to the Christ story always goes like this: He was a great prophet, obviously a very interesting guy, had a lot to say along the lines of other great prophets, be they Elijah, Muhammad, Buddha, or Confucius. But actually Christ doesn't allow you that. He doesn't let you off that hook. Christ says, No. I'm not saying I'm a teacher, don't call me teacher. I'm not saying I'm a prophet. I'm saying: 'I'm the Messiah.' I'm saying: 'I am God incarnate.' . . . So what you're left with is either Christ was who He said He was—the Messiah—or a complete nutcase. . . . The idea that the entire course of civilization for over half of the globe could have its fate changed and turned upside-down by a nutcase, for me that's farfetched."

Who said this? U2 lead singer, Bono. You can read the interview here.

Somehow, amidst the rising swamp of postmodernism, this entertainer apparently "got it."