February 16, 2020
Flash is required to play this audio.https://cod.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Sermon_02_16_20.mp3
Scholar, agnostic, skeptic, and cultural “ventriloquist,” Dr. Bart Ehrman makes this dangerous impersonation of the culture’s mindset by lip-synching, “I suppose at the end of the day I simply trust human intelligence. Anyone should be able to see whether a point of view is plausible or absurd.” Skeptics are as old as Satan in the Garden of Eden, but the skeptic can be a powerful opponent with the potential to manipulate the believer’s exclusive commitment to Jesus Christ and the Gospel. In this short but hard hitting narrative, Mark follows Jesus’ powerful correction of the skeptic through four steps; he concludes demonstrating Jesus’ preservation of the true Gospel.
Mark’s four steps: