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The Moral Argument for God’s Existence.

  An atheist might say you can be good without believing in God. However the question isn’t can you be good without believing in God but can you be good without God? Here’s the problem if there’s no God. What basis remains for objective good or bad, right or wrong? If God does not exist objective moral values do not exist. Here’s why. Without some objective reference point we    really have no way of saying something is up or down. Gods nature however provides an objective reference point for moral values. It’s the standard which all action and thoughts are measured. However, if there is no God then there is no objective reference point. All we are left with is one persons view point as opposed to some other persons view point. This makes morality subjective not objective.  It’s like a preference for vanilla ice cream. The preference is in the subject not the object. Therefore it doesn’t apply to other people. In the same way subjective morality applies only to the subject. It’s not va

What Does Being Sent Look Like?

Matthew 9:36-37 (NIV)
36When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. 37Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. 

Jesus wasn't speaking about crops like wheat or corn. He was referring to lost humanity. The millions of lost sheep wondering aimlessly on the surface of the earth groping to find something better.

The shepherds in the middle-east gathered wandering sheep in a certain way in the 1st century and still do it today. Middle-East shepherds do not use dogs, horses, or helicopters like western shepherds. They use their own lambs and bellwether sheep. Their flocks are so in tune and love to be near them and love them, the shepherd literally goes out into the wildness, hills and rough country, taking their flocks along and scattering them across the landscape. There they gaze and feed alongside the wild and wandering sheep.

When it’s time to move on the shepherd patiently and gently moves in the direction of home. Their sheep quietly follow them. As they move along in the footsteps of their shepherd, they bring with them the lost and wandering sheep.

This is the picture that is drawn for those who are true followers of Jesus Christ. This is what the Good Shepherd wants from us. He doesn't demand we create some grandiose scheme of our own design to do His work in the world. He doesn't suggest we become embroiled in some complex organization of human ingenuity to achieve His goal of gathering lost souls.

He simply asks us to be someone who will be so attached to Him, that we will be His sheep no matter where He takes us; no matter where He places us; no matter who we come alongside of in our daily lives. So much so that the lost person will want to eventually follow the Good Shepherd as we follow Him.

In other words our effectiveness for the gospel of the Kingdom of God in leading others to the Good Shepherd will be in direct proportion to our devotion to the Good Shepherd.


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