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John 1:14-18 There is a story about a man who was desperately lost, a man who was so blinded by his own sinfulness. “Back in the seventeenth century, a young boy was born into a Christian home. For the first six years of his life, he heard the truths of the gospel and he was loved. Sadly, though, his parents died. The orphaned boy went to live with his relatives. There he was mistreated and abused and ridiculed for his faith in Christ. The boy couldn’t tolerate that situation, and he fled and joined the Royal Navy. In the navy, the boy’s life went downhill. He became known as a brawler, was whipped many times, and participated in some of his comrades’ being keel-hauled .   Keelhauling involves a sailor who is stripped and tied so that he cannot swim, with chains or cannonball being tied to his body (usually the legs) . When the sailor was dropped into the water the weight will pull him under the waves, but to prevent him going too much under the crew (sometimes entire crew of the shi


John 1:1-18 “God is dead. God remains dead.  And we have killed him.”  These were the famous words by Friedrich Nietzsche when he wrote his book “The Gay Science”  What I find disturbing and sad is that these words still echo in the streets of our communities and cites around the globe today!  To this present world, God is dead and they are quite content in that ignorance.   Sigmund Freud wrote, “When a man is freed of religion, he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life.”   Voltaire wrote, “God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.”   Woody Allen said, “If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever.”   To know that there are people out there who think God is a joke, a fake, a liar, and a made-up story to help the weak, feeble people, is really sad.  But also, despite these and so many rebellious sinners; God came to this