Today we are faced with diabolical problems of life and death proportions. Some in our world have no respect for life. They bring destruction wherever they walk. It is a sad fact of life that a woman in Afghanistan can walk into a group of men, women and children and pull the fuse and blow up herself and 31 others. It is a sad fact that a man can open his door to people he knows and end up being beaten with a baseball bat and left for dead.
The dignity of man is being assaulted on every front in this 21st century. Until we get back to the Bible and its definition of man, we will end up with utter destruction of the fabric of human society. Humanitarians on this globe assail the inhuman treatment of human beings in remote places in our world. They get their respect for man from the Bible. Man is unique because he is created by a unique God.
We celebrate the birth of Darwin’s Origin of the Species not understanding that it was the beginning of the end for the dignity of man. If our ancestors crawled out of the sea as some slim ball in the eons of the past, where is the dignity of man? Physical Anthropology defines man in grossly different terms than the verse above. Defining man from a physical standpoint leaves much to be said.
The Burns Church of Christ is about to launch a defense of the dignity of man. March, April and May we will have Sunday nights devoted to evidence of Christ and the world he created. Plan to be present at 6:00 each Sunday night and bring your children, family and friends. The videos and lectures will stimulate you mind and challenge the current climate.