Law, Grace, Love, and Evil are all great themes in scripture and in life. For many Christianity has become list of platitudes and self serving scriptural interpretations. But when we dig deeper we will find that the Christian story is one that touches the fundamental elements/themes of human ontology and our existential lives lived in a broken world. No other worldview can incorporate the elements of our fundamental ontology as does Christianity. This blog and web and forthcoming book will take one into a deeper understanding of Christianity than can be found in the general discourses on the subject and hopefully will serve as what I would call ontological apologetics because Christianity is the fundamental answer to many of the mysteries of our existence.
While Dr. Ernest Becker never espoused Christianity as his belief system his understanding of man’s fear of death is one of the most important keys is understanding the Christian faith and serves in many ways as psychologically empirical evidence for the truth found in this faith. In it we also the find the etiology of human evil.
Central to this is Hebrews 2:15
” Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, 15and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.“
How well scripture parallels human existential reality.