What does our culture deny the reality of – on a daily basis?

How about this answer: sin and our sinful natures that are replaced by the power of Christ Who alone transforms the human will (Rom. 12:1-2).

Just watch the news. People see death, crime, and suffering all around the world yet do not come to the realization that it is OUR fault and began in Gen. 3.

Why do we have to lock our homes and keep our possessions safe? Not because there are bad people (vs. good people) but because APART from Christ, we are all BAD people and think primarily of ourselves. May sound harsh but it’s the reality of the world we live in and why everyone longs for an escape from this fallen world.

The movie Avatar presents a utopian planet to live on and after people see that movie, they are depressed about this world while longing to live in that perfect world. Why? Because our world is far from perfect. It was at one time (Gen. 1) but MAN sinned and one of the consequences by a righteous, just God is the world we live in today.

Don’t stick your head in the sand. Explain to people the nature of man. Then, show them in Scripture the true nature of our forgiving, just, loving, and righteous Father in heaven! That’s the Gospel!

-Mark (that’s why I love biblical counseling – it points people to Christ)