"The primacy of an eternal"
"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16)
Probably the most quoted and the most famous Scripture today. But how many of us can say in truth that they believe that God exists?, that God loves the sinful world, you and I?, that God gave his only Son Jesus to take on himself humanity - to live, die and rise from the dead so we may be forgiven and declared right with God?, and that if we believe in Jesus Christ who was fully God and fully man and all he did as a man, we will not perish in eternal separation from God?, but will have life forever in the presence of God? These are deep and hard to understand things, but this is what Jesus said and is still saying today. Do you believe the words quoted above are God's own words? Can you truly say that you know something about this truth in your own heart? Can you hear God speaking these words to you? Will you respond to God's offer of his Son Jesus Christ to be your Lord and Savior?
"The tragedy of modern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less." Vaclav Havel (1936-2011)
"Even the classical Greek philosophers, pagans though they were, unfamiliar with Scripture though they were, championed the primacy of an eternal, supernatural world. They taught of man's superiority over the animals in view of his rational and moral nature and believed in the ultimacy and finality of truth and the good. Plato and Aristotle stressed all these tenets, even though they did not have the Bible in whole or in part, but had only God's universal revelation [in creation] in common with other sinners (who in their reception of it manipulate and distort that revelation). It invites terrible judgment upon the modern mindset that multitudes of our contemporaries do not affirm these verities." Carl F.H.Henry (1913-2003)