“Well, Adrian got one thing right. I am perishing, as are all mortals.”
For me it is only because of the confidence I have that God loved me so much that He sent His Son to die on my behalf that I might live forever and can look the prospect of my own death in the eye and say, “Death where is your victory, death where is your sting?” (1 Corinthians 15:55)
I was surprised that my last link didn’t result in more comments on this unbeliever’s blog to reach out to him with the good news. Until he can understand why we think God killing his son is good news, I do not have any confidence that he will be able to accept the gospel. Why is it that such a concept seems to elude even some who call themselves Christians? The answer to that question is also found in 1 Corinthians.
..even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. (2 Corinthians 4:3-4)
UPDATE: For a continuing discussion on this subject, please see my latest post, “Piper Friday (Romans 8) God DID Punish Sin in Jesus”.