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1 Chapter The Greatest Session! Written by: Charles Colson and Nancy Pearcey Presented by: David M. Hasz

2 REAL Redemption! By lining up the Christian faith against the other worldviews and religions, as we have done in the previous chapters, we see with astonishing clarity that… By lining up the Christian faith against the other worldviews and religions, as we have done in the previous chapters, we see with astonishing clarity that…

3 The Real Answers! Christianity offers the only real answers to the most basic questions of life and the best understanding of how we can be saved! Christianity offers the only real answers to the most basic questions of life and the best understanding of how we can be saved!

4 How: First: Christianity begins with an accurate diagnosis of the human dilemma. First: Christianity begins with an accurate diagnosis of the human dilemma.

5 No matter what attracted you No matter what initially attracts us to Christianity, at some point each of us must confront the truth of our own moral condition. No matter what initially attracts us to Christianity, at some point each of us must confront the truth of our own moral condition.

6 Guilt Guilt is objectively real, and we are guilty. Guilt is objectively real, and we are guilty. Rom. 3:23 Rom. 3:23

7 What are we really? We are sinners in the hands of a righteous God! We are sinners in the hands of a righteous God!

8 Next: Second, Christianity provides the only answer to the problem of sin. Second, Christianity provides the only answer to the problem of sin.

9 A human must pay the price. Since it is humans who commit sin, only a human being can pay the penalty for it. But since sin offends an infinite Being, the penalty is infinite – which means only God can pay it. Jesus is the only solution! Since it is humans who commit sin, only a human being can pay the penalty for it. But since sin offends an infinite Being, the penalty is infinite – which means only God can pay it. Jesus is the only solution!

10 Finally: Third: Christianity's offer of salvation is based on historical truth. Third: Christianity's offer of salvation is based on historical truth. Read from page 275 third paragraph. Read from page 275 third paragraph.

11 The disciples held firm.. Moreover, the original disciples refused to renounce Jesus, even though they were persecuted, tortured, and martyred. Moreover, the original disciples refused to renounce Jesus, even though they were persecuted, tortured, and martyred.

12 Who will die…. People will die for something they believe to be true, but they will never die for something they know to be false. People will die for something they believe to be true, but they will never die for something they know to be false.

13 Scientific evidence Tacitus, Aristotle, Caesar Tacitus, Aristotle, Caesar The upshot is that today, Jesus life is more thoroughly validated than that of virtually any other ancient figure. The upshot is that today, Jesus life is more thoroughly validated than that of virtually any other ancient figure.

14 Where does that leave us? A British journalist and historian Paul Johnson concluded, It is not now the men of faith, it is the skeptics, who have reason to fear the course of discovery A British journalist and historian Paul Johnson concluded, It is not now the men of faith, it is the skeptics, who have reason to fear the course of discovery

15 The Myth becomes Fact C.S. Lewis writes, The dying god really appears – as a historical Person, living in a definite place and time. C.S. Lewis writes, The dying god really appears – as a historical Person, living in a definite place and time.

16 Gods Redemption Gods redemption, then, does not change us into something different so much as it restores us to the way we were originally created. Gods redemption, then, does not change us into something different so much as it restores us to the way we were originally created.

17 What now? Being justified before God is a wonderful gift, yet it is just the beginning. Being justified before God is a wonderful gift, yet it is just the beginning.

18 Salvation empowers us! Salvation empowers us to take up the task laid on the first human beings at the dawn of creation: to subdue the earth and extend the Creators dominion over all of life. Salvation empowers us to take up the task laid on the first human beings at the dawn of creation: to subdue the earth and extend the Creators dominion over all of life.

19 Here we GO!! And having been liberated from sin, we are empowered to help bring Christs restoration to the entire creation order. And having been liberated from sin, we are empowered to help bring Christs restoration to the entire creation order.

20 How Now SHALL WE LIVE HOW NOW SHALL WE LIVE: RESTORATION! HOW NOW SHALL WE LIVE: RESTORATION!


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