The Gospel and Human Life


One of the most commonly quoted verses in the Bible, John 3:16, tells us that God loved the world so much that He made a great sacrifice on our behalf. The verse says that God gave His Son, His Only Begotten Son, so that whoever believes in Him would not perish, but would have eternal life. Take a moment to let the awesome impact of that gospel truth sink in. God, the Creator and Ruler of the entire universe, intentionally sacrificed the life of His Only Begotten Son so that anyone – no matter how evil or wicked – who would place their faith in that Son could be rescued from death and have eternal life! That’s right: when John 3:16 declares that God loved “the world”, the verse is actually telling us that God values life—human life—more than you and I can fully grasp! If we were to truly understand the extent to which God loves us and if we could truly understand the value God places on our life, how would such knowledge change the way we value human life? That’s the subject we will be examining in this week’s session of the Bible study based on David Platt’s book, Counter Culture. The study happens Sunday evening, September 6, 2015, at 6 PM Central time in Mountain View Baptist Church, Wetumpka, Alabama. Come join us if you can.

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~ by brotherfaron on September 2, 2015.

2 Responses to “The Gospel and Human Life”

  1. All this calls for more soul searching than I have done in a long time and, quite frankly, I do not much like what I am finding. The government should not be caring for the poor, the needy, the children. You and I, Christ Followers should. Yes, I contribute to charities. I even pay for groceries for people putting food back because they don’t have enough money. I never thought of this as standing up for Christ. When I do, I realize how little I do. And I realize it needs to be more than money.

    • Thank you for the comment. Dear friend, those of us in the study who are sincere in our effort to know what God is saying to us are finding that He is disturbing our comfort. I am certain that the Holy Spirit is at work and that He is shaping us for His purpose. A friend in the study shared with me last night how God has used the study to help her see a need for change in her thinking about abortion. God is revealing to us His character and calling us to faithfulness in trusting and obeying Him– even in the most difficult of circumstances! Thanks for sharing your thoughts and for studying “with” us! Grace and strength in the Lord!

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