Friday, January 28, 2011

Who are we...

"Those who regard a human being as nothing but a programmed machine (behaviourists) or an absurdity (existentialists) or a naked ape (humanistic evolutionists) are all denigrating our creation in God's image.  True, we are also rebels against God and deserve nothing at his hand except judgment, but our fallenness has not entirely destroyed our God-likeness.  More important still, in spite of our revolt against him, God has loved, redeemed, adopted, and recreated us in Christ."

John Stott is the writer of The Cross of Christ and the rector emeritus from All Souls Church in Langham Place (England).

--From 'Must I Really Love Myself?' "Christianity Today" (5 May 1978).
--Excerpted from "Authentic Christianity", p. 139, by IVP. 

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