Why We Need Jesus
“A passenger on a recent plane trip happily divulged his spiritual views,” writes Michael Horton. “Raised in a conservative religious home, he proudly dismissed traditional Christianity, with its radical claims about Jesus of Nazareth, because it substitutes dogma for reason, he said. Fifteen minutes later, he became an apologist for a sacred cosmos, with tarot cards and astrology. But of course, he said, these were true just for him.”
Horton argues that the ‘search for the sacred’ is what happens when our God-centered nature is taken captive by sin. “Biblical faith emphasizes that we cannot ascend to God on our own; rather, the God of the Bible descends down to us.”
“Why We Need Jesus,” by Michael Horton. Christianity Today, December 2, 2011.